We all suffer from Nutcracker fatigue sometimes. After a zillion performances, it's hard not to. But there's nothing to restore your little-kid sense of Nutcracker wonder like a look at the sheer scale of a world-class Nut.
New York City Ballet's iconic production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker opens on Friday, and for the past week, the company has been Tweeting out some seriously eye-popping #NutcrackerNumbers. The stats cover everything from the number of jingle bells used on each Candy Cane costume (that'd be 144) to the watts of light used in the show's grand finale (ONE. MILLION. WATTS.).
Here are a few more of our favorites:
The Nutcracker Numbers: The snowstorm is created by 50 pounds of paper snow. #nutcrackernumbers: Performances beg… https://t.co/oTYlTakWu9— New York City Ballet (@New York City Ballet)1510605143.0
The Nutcracker Numbers: The iconic Christmas tree weighs one ton and grows from 12 to 41 feet, making the audience… https://t.co/hM5Wys3vj6— New York City Ballet (@New York City Ballet)1510763501.0
The Nutcracker Numbers: NYC Ballet has been performing George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® every year for over 60 y… https://t.co/7YYMn2v8fZ— New York City Ballet (@New York City Ballet)1510941709.0
The Nutcracker Numbers: The cast wears over 150 costumes, designed by Karinska and created in our own Costume Shop.… https://t.co/193tbMSqOl— New York City Ballet (@New York City Ballet)1511022674.0
The Nutcracker Numbers: Every performance features the talents of over 150 NYC Ballet dancers and musicians.… https://t.co/tREvsdyGUd— New York City Ballet (@New York City Ballet)1511107302.0
Happy Nutcracker season, friends. We're going to get through this—even if we're not lucky enough to be illuminated by a million watts (still not over it) of stage lighting.