The television adaptation of the Baryshnikov production.
This Friday, [December 16, 1977] join Mikhail Baryshnikov in the realm of toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, and sheer magical entertainment. (poster for original telecast)
Did You Know?
It is Christmas Eve. In just a few hours, the clock will chime midnight - a time of magic, and of dreams.
Marcos Paredes, who dances both the roles of The Mouse King and the drunken guest at the Christmas party, does not receive any screen credit for playing the drunken guest. See more
Although the original telecast was broadcast in mono only (the year being 1977), the current DVD has been issued in two versions of stereo sound - a 2.0 mix and an optional 5.1 surround mix. The Blu-Ray version has been issued in a Dolby AC-3 Surround mix. All current telecasts of the Baryshnikov "Nutcracker" are now presented with stereo sound. See more
Version of Nutcracker on Ice
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by the National Philharmonic Orchestra
, conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn
, with the boys of the Desborough School Chorus, conducted by Roger Durston See more