Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2015
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Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2015

Regional Highlights  

UPDATED: November 2015: Where to see The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island, including performances in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

 

Nutcracker Performances in Nassau County


The Nutcracker Presented by Ohman’s New York Dance Theatre 
WHEN: Dec. 18-20, Friday, 2pm and 7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University, 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: A full production ballet with guest artists from leading companies and a cast of 80 children, semi-professional, and professional dancers. It is 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. 
WANT TO GO? $25 and up. 631-462-6266. ohmanballet.org.

 

Nutcracker Performances in Suffolk County


American Dance Theatre of Long Island Presents Clara’s Dream: The Nutcracker
WHEN: Dec. 4-6, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Toys come to life, a Christmas tree grows before your eyes, flowers dance, and snowflakes waltz in this classic story.
WANT TO GO? $17-$34. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.com.


The Nutcracker in a Nutshell
WHEN: Dec. 12-13, Saturday-Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: Islip Town Hall West, 401 Main St., Islip
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Ballet Long Island presents the annual performance of Nutcracker in a Nutshell, a shorter 55-minute version of Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday classic The Nutcracker.
WANT TO GO? $25-$78. 631-737-1964. balletlongisland.com.


Ovations Dance Repertory Company’s The Nutcracker Suite with Live Orchestra
WHEN: Dec. 12-13, Saturday, 1pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm and 6pm
WHERE: Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Ring in the holidays with Ovations Dance Repertory Company’s production of The Nutcracker Suite. Now in its 16th year, this is only full-length Nutcracker with a live 25-piece orchestra in Suffolk County.
WANT TO GO? $15-$30. 631-207-1313. patchoguetheatre.com.


Northport Nutcracker
WHEN: Dec. 12-13, Saturday, 4pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Northport Middle School, 11 Middleville Road, Northport
AGES: All
WHAT: This version of The Nutcracker actually takes place in Northport in the 1890s. Come to a classic ballet with the heart of historic Northport as inspiration. Great for small children. There will be a meet and greet after the show.
WANT TO GO? $20-25. 855-222-2849. tututix.com/poseyschool.


The Nutcracker Presented by Lumiere Ballet
WHEN: Dec. 19-20, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Town Hall West, 401 Main St., Islip
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Staged by Svetlana Caton, the two act ballet includes historical choreographic segments from the 19th-century Russian creation of this story ballet.
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children younger than 16. 631-320-1599.


Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker
WHEN: Dec. 18-21, Friday and Monday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, 1pm and 6pm;
WHERE: Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University/Staller Center, Stony Brook
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Vibrant choreography, lavish costumes, and sumptuous sets coupled with some of America’s most talented young dancers yields memorable performances. Choreographed by Russian-born choreographer Valia Seiskaya.
WANT TO GO? $40; $34 children. 631-584-0192. nutcrackerballet.com.

Main photo: The Nutcracker presented by Ohman’s New York Dance Theatre 


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