The Nutcracker on Long Island
One of the most beloved stories ever told would have to be The Nutcracker, which is typically your child's first introduction to classical ballet. It is a fairy-tale about the beauty and magic of Christmas and the ways that love and joy can transform dreams into reality. This Tchaikovsky work of art is a lovely way to familiarize children to the delights of great theater and there’s no need to travel far to experience this wonderful and much loved Christmas story. Here is a list of upcoming The Nutcracker performances on Long Island in 2013. And be sure to take a look at our list of other kid-friendly holiday shows.
The Nutcracker Act II
Show Times: December 11th at 10am, 11am and 12:15pm
Nutcracker in a Nutshell (hour-long version)
Show Times: December 14th and December 15th at 1pm
Ballet Long Island
1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma
Ballet Long Island’s trained performers and fascinating students in The Nutcracker are guaranteed to leave you with a sense of warmth and precious memories that will last a lifetime.
Both shows: $16 for adults. $8 senior citizens and children.
Islip Town Hall
401 Main St., Islip
Show Times: December 14th, 3pm and 7pm and December 15th at 3pm
Tickets: First five rows, $78 per ticket; then ranging $25-$38 per ticket.
The Nutcracker Suite
Performed by Ovations Repertory Dance Company
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St., Patchogue
Show Times: December 5th at 10am and 2pm, December 7th at 1pm and 7pm, December 8th at 1pm and 6pm
New York Dance Theater
Presented at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse (campus of Hofstra University)
118 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11550
For 30 years, Frank Ohman’s New York Dance Theatre, together with the Ohman School of Ballet, has presented The Nutcracker story ballet every December. This is a full production ballet with guest artists from New York City Ballet and a cast of 80 children, semi-professional and professional dancers. It's the largest production of The Nutcracker on Long Island and the only one performed in the tradition of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet production.
Show Times: December 20th at 2pm and 7pm, December 21st and December 22nd at 12pm and 5pm.
Tickets: Adult (13-64 years old), $35. Children (12 & under) and seniors (65 & older), $28.
Hampton Ballet Theatre
158 Main St., East Hampton
Hampton Ballet Theatre School Presents their fourth annual production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker at Guild Hall. The ballet is choreographed by the director of HBTS, Sara Jo Strickland and will include elaborate costumes designed and hand sewn by Yuka Silvera and lighting designed by Sebastian Paczynski. The performance will showcase the students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School along with some parents and local actors. The production will include special guest artists dancing as the Sugar Plum and Cavalier Grand Pa De Deux. Perfect for all ages, the students of HBTS will show a land where angels, snowflakes and flowers dance and Clara saves the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Mouse King.
Show Times: December 13th at 7pm, December 14th at 1pm and 7pm, and December 15th at 2pm
Tickets: In advance are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years of age for orchestra seating. The day of the performance tickets will be $25 for adults and $20 children under 12. Premium orchestra, box seats and group rates are also available.
Long Island University Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale
The Eglevsky Ballet performs its production of Laszlo Berdo's The Nutcracker. This holiday favorite unites new choreography with Tchaikovsky's score.
Show Times: December 20th at 7pm, December 21st at 11am and 3pm, and December 22nd at 12pm and 4pm.
Tickets: $27-$82; discounts available.
Lynch Ballet Company
Huntington High School Auditorium
188 Oakwood Road, Huntington
The Lynch Ballet Company of Huntington presents its fourth annual Nutcracker production. The 2012 Lynch Ballet Company production promises to dazzle audiences young and old with its gifted dancers, timeless tale and beautiful costumes that have been designed by the Madeline Hinkis, former costume mistress for American Ballet Theater II.
Show Times: December 21st at 2pm and 6pm and December 22nd at 12pm and 4pm.
Originally posted on December 5, 2012
Note that we are currently updating the content below for 2014, as information becomes available.