George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center is a great ballet for Westchester kids.
Where to See The Nutcracker for Westchester Kids
There’s nothing more synonymous with the holiday season than The Nutcracker. Children adore this family-friendly ballet created by George Balanchine. Where to see The Nutcracker for Westchester kids? Luckily, you can see the original production at Lincoln Center in New York City or stay close to home and see other wonderful versions of this glorious ballet.
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See the Original
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
Westchester kids look on in amazement as the Christmas tree literally grows on stage! This classic holiday story never gets old. As the clock chimes midnight, a brave young girl turns the tide in a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice. Then, a blizzard of ballerinas reveals a wonderful world of confection. Performances are daily through Dec. 31. Check the website for times. Tickets range from $110 to $300. Reservations are required.
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plz., New York, NY. 212-496-0600. nycballet.com
Let’s Go Local
This production is a winter tradition for Westchester families. Central Park Dance returns this holiday season with its fourth annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This beloved classic features over 100 local dancers. See the show at 1 pm and 5:30 pm on Dec. 15. Admission is $22 to $42. Reservations are required.
The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. 914–937–4126. thecapitoltheatre.com
Nutcracker Dream is a beautiful interpretation of the holiday classic. This show illustrates the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age. An ideal performance of this Nutcracker for Westchester kids. Showtimes are at 2 pm and 5 pm on Dec. 15, 22 and 28. In addition, at 3 pm and 7 pm on Dec. 21. Admission costs are $25 for adults and $20 for children. Reservations are required.
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914–698–0098. emelin.org
The Nutcracker Performed by the Westchester Ballet Company
Westchester kids enjoy the thrill of this professionally produced live production. This Nutcracker offers exquisite choreography, stunning costumes, and exciting special effects. See the show at 10 am on Dec. 13. You can also see it at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Dec. 14. in addition, at 2 pm on Dec. 15. Admission prices range from $15 to $35. Reservations are required.
Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 914–995–4050. countycenter.biz