The Nutcracker on Long Island: 7 Great Shows
One of the most beloved ballet stories ever told would have to be The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is typically your child first introduction to classical ballet. It is a fairy-tale ballet about the beauty and magic of Christmas and the ways that love and joy can transform fantasy 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.
Ballet Long Island
1863 Pond Road
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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.
The Nutcracker Act II
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11 am and 12:15 pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11 am and 12:15 pm
Adult $16, Child $6, Senior Citizen $6, Group Rate $5.
The Ohman School of Ballet
Presented at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse (campus of Hofstra University)
118 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11550
For thirty 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 eighty 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.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12 pm and 5 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 12 pm and 5 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12 pm and 5 pm
Adult (13-64 years old) $35
Child (12 & under)& Senior (65 & older) $28
Islip Town Hall West,
401 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751
Students from the Ballet Center and professional dancers from Ballet Long Island come together every year to present The Nutcracker. It's a timeless Christmas classic at a reasonable place (and price) for Long Islanders.
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 3 and 7pm
Tickets - Priority Seating First 5 Rows Center - $78
Side Rows A - N & Center Rows G - N $39
Rows O - T - $25
Backstage Tour - $5 per person
Staller Center for the Arts
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker, a classic holiday ballet returns to Stony Brook's Staller Center in a truly international collaboration, choreographed by world renowned Russian-born choreographer Valia Seiskaya.
Adults $35, Child/Seniors $29
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2 and 7pm
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 1 and 6pm
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7 pm
158 Main Street
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.
Tickets for The Nutcracker 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.
Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7 pm.
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1 pm. and 7 pm.
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2 pm.
Long Island University Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard
Greenvale, NY 11548-1300
Box office: 516.299.3100
The Eglevsky Ballet performs its production of Laszlo Berdo's The Nutcracker. This holiday favorite unites new choreography with Tchaikovsky's score. The Nutcracker by The Eglevsky Ballet is an annual treat for the families of Long Island, danced to the masterpiece Tchaikovsky, while bringing Clara's magical holiday journey to life.
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12 and 5pm
Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 1 pm
Tickets range from $25 to $80. Group discounts available. Tickets are available online at Tilles Center or Ticketmaster, in person at Tilles Center's box office or by telephone at (516) 299-3100.
Lynch Ballet Company
Huntington High School Auditorium
188 Oakwood Road
Huntington, NY 11743
$25 Adults, $15 Children
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.
Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 2 and 6pm
Sunday, December 16, 2012, at 12 and 4pm.
Tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for Children and are available for sale at the Lynch Ballet Box Office at 631-942-3933.