Here's Where to See The Nutcracker in and Near NYC
Take your family to see the classic Christmas ballet 'The Nutcracker' in the New York area this holiday season!
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WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 5, 12:30pm and 5pm
WHERE: The Capital Theater, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester
WHAT: Join Clara on her wild journey through a blizzard of ballerinas into a Land of Sweets filled with colorful characters and pure holiday magic. This beloved classic features over 100 dancers from Central Park Dance and surrounding Westchester communities.
WANT TO GO? $25-$100.
WHEN: Dec. 10-12, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT
WHAT: Enjoy a beautiful holiday tradition in a magical land where sugarplums dance and flowers waltz to tell the classic tale of a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers who come to life and a bigger-than-life Christmas tree will make the holidays bright for young and old!
WANT TO GO? $20-$30.
WHEN: Dec. 18-19, Saturday, 2pm and 6pm; Sunday, 1pm and 5pm
WHERE: The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT
WHAT: Guest stars from American Ballet Theatre & New York City Ballet will alternate in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier. The professional company will be joined by 105 local children from a dozen local dance schools and academies. Ticket holders may obtain autographs or take photos with the guest artists in the lobby following each performance.
WANT TO GO? $50-$75.
WHEN: Dec. 18-19, Saturday, 12:30pm and 4:30pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. W., Bronx
WHAT: Westchester Ballet Company's Nutcracker is a spectacular, enchanting, full-length presentation of the beloved holiday classic featuring a cast of 100 dancers. This sumptuous ballet, set in 1830s Europe, tells the story of young Clara as she travels on a magical journey on Christmas Eve with the fantastical Nutcracker at her side. WBC's production is notable not only for its exquisite choreography, set to Tschaikovsky's beautiful score, but also for its opulent costumes and special effects.
WANT TO GO? $24-$49.
WHEN: Dec. 18-19, Saturday, 2:30pm and 5pm; Sunday, 2:30pm
WHERE: Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights
WHAT: This 1-hour, narrated version of the full Nutcracker that is sure to delight kids from 2-102.
WANT TO GO? $20
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 19, 3pm
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown
WHAT: An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults! Founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, New York Theatre Ballet has earned national attention for its artistry and elegant restorations and revivals of masterworks by great choreographers. It is equally committed to performing innovative hour-long ballets based on children’s literature for family audiences.
WANT TO GO? $35; $25 kids.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2pm and 6pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington
WHAT: This classic full-length ballet production features professional and pre-professional dancers from across Long Island & NYC. This is a special narrated version suitable for everyone!
WANT TO GO? $35; $28 per child.
WHEN: Dec. 18-19, Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post/720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
WHAT: The annual holiday classic, choreographed by Maurice Brandon Curry, and featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed by the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. Unity Phelan, soloist with New York City Ballet, will star as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
WANT TO GO? $55-$75.
WHEN: Dec. 18-19, Saturday-Sunday, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead
WHAT: The 39th season of this holiday classic family-friendly full length ballet is Long Island's largest production. Featuring New York City Ballet principal dancers Indiana Woodward and Daniel Ulbricht.
WANT TO GO? $42; $32 seniors and children younger than 12.
WHEN: Dec. 21-23, Tuesday-Wednesday, 7pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre
WHAT: Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joan MacNaughton, international ballet stars are joined by gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area. The South Shore Symphony will brilliantly bring to life the composer’s extraordinary music. Indeed, this production is the only one on Long Island that features a full symphonic orchestra.
WANT TO GO? $25-$50.
WHEN: Dec. 15-18, Wednesday, 11am and 12:15pm; Saturday, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma
WHAT: This 50 minute version of The Nutcracker is a delight. Visit The Land of Sweets where there is Chocolate from Spain, Tea From China, Coffee From Arabia and dancing Flowers. The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier dance a romantic pas de deux.
WANT TO GO? $18; $9 children and senior citizens.
WHEN: Dec. 17-19, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 1pm and 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Stony Brook Southampton’s Avram Theater, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton
WHAT: Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s Nutcracker will enchant those of all ages, as the students of HBTS transport the audience to a land where angels, snowflakes, and flowers dance and Clara saves the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Mouse King. The Nutcracker will produce holiday cheer for all, as everyone celebrates in the Land of Sweets.
WANT TO GO? $25-$45 in advance; $35-$50 day of show.
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 27, 3pm and 7pm
WHERE: CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale
WHAT: Follow Clara as she embarks on a journey filled with brave soldiers, dancing snowflakes and excitement.
WANT TO GO? $40.