Battle of the Nutcrackers

Battle of the Nutcrackers

Hosted by Nigel Lythgoe and Debbie Allen, “Battle of the Nutcrackers” Includes a Full Week of Nutcracker Ballets from St. Petersburg, Berlin, London, and Moscow, Plus a Surprise Addition Airing Christmas Day.

Beginning the week of December 12, Ovation will feature a different production of the Nutcracker every night of the week and viewers will be invited to vote for their favorite rendition online at The Viewers’ Choice will be revealed on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Christmas Day, December 25th, will bring a special surprise Nutcracker premiere, accompanied by an all-day marathon of the other productions.

Nigel Lythgoe and Debbie Allen will introduce all of the productions and provide insight and commentary about the ballet companies, the dancers and the tradition of the Nutcracker, as well as reveal the Viewers‘ Choice.

Program highlights of “The Battle of the Nutcrackers” include:

The Nutcracker
Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker: Berlin State Opera Ballet
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

(Source: Ovation TV)

Episode Info

Prev: S01-Special -- Nutcracker marathon (Dec/25/2011)

Debbie AllenDebbie Allen
As Herself (Co-Host)
Debbie AllenDebbie Allen
As Herself (Co-Host)
Nigel LythgoeNigel Lythgoe
As Himself (Co-Host)

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Type: Mini-Series
Genres: Dance, Family, Music, Talent
Status: New Series
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: December 12, 2011
Episodes Order: 6
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