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 2015. And be sure to take a look at our Long Island Holiday Fun Guide.
The Nutcracker Act II
Show Times: December 2, 2015 at 10am, 11am and 12:15pm
The Nutcracker (hour-long version)
Show Times: December 11, 2015 at 7pm; and December 12, 2015 at 1pm, 3pm, 7pm; December 13, 2015 at 1pm & 3pm
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.
The Nutcracker Suite
Performed by Ovations Repertory Dance Company
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St., Patchogue
Show Times: December 11, 2015 at 10:30am (one-hour performance, December 12, 2015 at 1pm and 7pm, December 13, 2015 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 18, 2015 at 2pm and 7pm, December 19 and December 20, 2015 at 12pm and 5pm.
Hampton Ballet Theatre
158 Main St., East Hampton
Hampton Ballet Theatre School Presents their fifth annual production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker at Guild Hall. The performance will showcase the students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School along with some parents and local actors. 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 11, 2015 at 7pm, December 12, 2015 at 1pm and 7pm, and December 13, 2015 at 2pm
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 19, 2015 at 6pm, December 20,. 2015 at 1pm and 5pm
Lynch Ballet Company
Huntington High School Auditorium
188 Oakwood Road, Huntington
The Lynch Ballet Company of Huntington presents its fourth annual Nutcracker production. The Lynch Ballet Company production promises to dazzle audiences young and old with its gifted dancers, timeless tale and beautiful costumes. Show Times: December 19, 2015 at 2pm and 6pm and December 20, 2015 at 12pm and 4pm.
Seiskaya Ballet's Nutcracker
Stallar Center at Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
Hailed in its 1995 debut as Long Island's most lavish Nutcracker, the Seiskaya Ballet production of the classic holiday ballet returns to Stony Brook's Staller Center in a truly international collaboration, choreographed by world renowned Russian-born choreographer Valia Seiskaya. Show times: December 18, 2015 at 7pm, December 19, 2015 at 2pm & 7pm, December 20, 2015 at 1pm & 6pm, and December 21, 2015 at 7pm.
Originally posted on December 5, 2012; Updated on 11/4/2015