Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2016
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Performances of 'The Nutcracker' on Long Island in 2016

Regional Highlights  

UPDATED November 2016: Where to see The Nutcracker ballet on Long Island, including performances in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Nutcracker Performances in Nassau County

Ohman's New York Dance Theatre The Nutcracker: Hofstra University
WHEN: Dec. 17-18, Saturday-Sunday, 12pm and 5pm
WHERE: John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hempstead
WHAT: Ohman's The Nutcracker in its 35th season bringing joy to young and old alike with added music, scenes, dances, and the only one on Long Island performed in the tradition of New York City Ballet's legendary George Balanchine.
WANT TO GO? $42; $32 seniors and children. 631-462-0964.

The Nutcracker performed by Eglevsky Ballet
WHEN: Dec. 17, 6pm; Dec. 18, 1pm, and 5pm
WHERE: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale
WHAT: The production will feature new and innovative choreography by the Eglevsky Ballet’s Director, internationally renowned artist, Maurice Brandon Curry. The show promises to delight with visions of a Sugar Plum Fairy, her dashing Cavalier, angels, dolls, and a Christmas tree that grows right before your eyes!
WANT TO GO? $48-$78. 

Max and Ruby in The Nutcracker Suite
WHEN: Dec. 4, 4:30pm
WHERE: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
AGES: Young elementary, Tween
WHAT: Max and Ruby bring to life a magical performance to give a fun filled day out for all the family! Join the friendly bunny sibling characters as well as an incredible cast of talented dancers and catch Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite live!
WANT TO GO? $39 and up. 516-247-5200.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet: Madison Theatre at Molloy College 
WHEN: Dec. 2-4, Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 5pm; Sunday, 4pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
WHAT: International ballet stars are joined by gifted young dancers from all over the metropolitan area. The South Shore Symphony will brilliantly bring to life the composer’s extraordinary music in the only production on Long Island that features a full symphonic orchestra. 
WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 516-323-4444. 


Nutcracker Performances in Suffolk County

Ovations Dance Repertory Company’s The Nutcracker Suite with Live Orchestra
WHEN: Dec. 10-11, 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: Ovations Dance Repertory Company presents The Nutcracker Suite with a live orchestra by The Atlantic Wind Symphony.
WANT TO GO? Contact the box office at 631-207-1313 or call Ovations at 631-218-0315 for more information and tickets.

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Long Island
WHEN: Dec. 4, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood 
WHAT: Enjoy this timeless classic loved by all. This program visits the enchanted "Land of Sweets "and the famous well known music that everyone loves and dances to. The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince also perform solos and a Grand Pas De Deux. 
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. 

Northport Nutcracker Ballet
WHEN: Dec. 10-11, Saturday-Sunday, 2pm and 4pm  
WHERE: Northport Middle School, 11 Middleville Road, Northport
WHAT: Northport Nutcracker Ballet by Posey Dance Repertory Company. There will be a meet and greet with dancers and photo opportunity after performance.
WANT TO GO? $20. 1-855-222-2849. 

American Dance Theatre of Long Island Presents Clara’s Dream: The Nutcracker
WHEN: Dec. 2-4, times vary
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 and up. 631-207-1313.

The Nutcracker
WHEN: Dec. 28-29, 3pm and 7pm
WHERE: Noel S. Ruiz Theater at CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Highway, Oakdale
WHAT: This year’s performance of The Nutcracker promises to deliver it’s usual magic in a new theater with a cast of professional dancers all of whom are members of the Ballet Long Island joined by students of The Ballet Center. ?There will be a Nutcracker boutique in the lobby.
WANT TO GO? $40. 631-737-1964.

The Nutcracker Act II
WHEN: Nov. 30 and Dec. 21, 11am and 12:15pm; December 3, 1pm
WHERE: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma
WHAT: Members of the Ballet Long Island joined by students of The Ballet Center present the second act of The Nutcracker. There will be an accompanying Nutcracker boutique in the lobby, offering a range of related memorabilia for fans of all ages.
WANT TO GO? $18, $9 children and seniors. 631-737-1964. 

Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker
WHEN: Dec. 16-19, times vary
WHERE: Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University/Staller Center, Stony Brook
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: 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.
WANT TO GO? $40; $34 children and seniors.

The Nutcracker
WHEN: Dec. 17, 2pm and 4pm; Dec. 18, 12pm and 4pm
WHERE: Huntington High School, 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children and students.


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