Sugar plum fairies, gingerbread men, dance of the snowflakes, and the waltz of flowers– ‘tis the season for the Nutcracker Ballet, a family-friendly classic beloved by all ages. Check out one of the many Nutcracker performances taking place across the state and let Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music fill your heart with joy while imaginative costumes and mesmerizing choreographies delight your imagination. Of course, tutus and fairies are not for everyone, so Mommy Poppins also has you covered for Holiday Shows in Connecticut That Aren't The Nutcracker, such as Elf The Musical Jr., Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, and A Christmas Carol.
New England Academy of Dance, New Canaan
The ballet will be held at New Canaan High School. The December 3rd performance is a children's show (Act II only).
11 Farm Road, New Canaan 203-972-3265
Westport's Academy of Dance, Westport
The production features mores than 100 local children, as well as guest artists and professionals.
70 North Avenue, Westport 203-226-9987
Greenwich Ballet Company, Greenwich
Performances will be held at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.
10 Hillside Road, Greenwich 914-305-4377
Danbury Symphony Orchestra, Danbury
A Danbury tradition since 1967, this beautiful production features more than 200 dancers from the Danbury area and is accompanied by the Danbury Symphony Orchestra. The event is held at Danbury High School.
43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury 203-748-1716
New Haven Ballet, New Haven
The production will grace the stage of the historic Shubert Theatre.
247 College Street, New Haven 203-562-5666
Ballet Etude, Westport
Performances will be held at the Westport Country Playhouse.
25 Powers Court, Westport 203-227-4177
The Hart School, West Hartford
Performances will be held at the University of Hartford.
200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford 860-768-4228
Cecchetti Ballet Theatre, Hamden
The production will be presented at Hamden High School.
2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden 435-222-2849
Connecticut Concert Ballet, Manchester
The performance will be held at Manchester High School.
134 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester 860-418-7294
New England Ballet, Bridgeport
The show will be held at the Klein Memorial Auditorium.
910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport 203-799-7950
Nutmeg Conservatory, Torrington
Performed at the Warner Theatre by one of the most respected classical ballet conservatories in America.
68 Main Street, Torrington 860-489-7180
Eastern Connecticut Ballet, New London
More than 100 professionally trained dancers are participating in this production, including New York City Ballet sensation Sara Mearns. The performance will be be held at The Garde Arts Center.
325 State Street, New London 860-444-7373
Ballet Theatre Company, West Hartford
Featuring professional dancers and local student stars, the performance takes place at the University of Saint Joseph.
1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford 860-570-0440
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, Ridgefield
The ballet will be performed at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield 203-438-5795
Woodbury Ballet, Waterbury
The performance will be held at the Palace Theater.
100 East Main Street, Waterbury 203-346-2000
Nutmeg Ballet, Hartford
The performance will grace The Bushnell stage.
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford 860-987-5900
Connecticut Ballet, Stamford
The production will be held at the Palace Theatre.
61 Atlantic Street, Stamford 203-325-4466
Hartford City Ballet, Hartford
The performance takes place at Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts.
15 Vernon Street, Hartford 860-233-8552
May your journey to the Land of Sweets be all that you imagined!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Danbury Music Centre