150 Costumes? 50 Pounds of Snow?? NYCB's #NutcrackerNumbers Will Kind of Blow Your Mind

November 19, 2017

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:

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.