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Die-hard fans and first-timers can take their pick of Nutcrackers this season — or choose to chew them all up.

The original Nutcracker—Marius Petipa’s ballet based on an E.T.A. Hoffman story with music by Tchaikovsky—first premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 17, 1892. The Sugar Plum Fairy, the dancing rodents led by a mouse soldier, the young heroine Clara (sometimes called Marie) and Tchaikovsky’s score have become a holiday favorite in New York, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to the ballet.

    Nutcracker Winter Suite

    Symphony Space

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 05, 2015, 12:00 am

    Classic Tchaikovsky ballet, traditional for the Christmas Season. Joyous music and superb dancing by dancers that include award and medal winners from last May's VKIBC International Ballet Competition. A special treat for all ages.

    The Nutcracker

    Brookfield Place

    Manhattan

    Fri, Dec 04, 2015 - Sat, Dec 05, 2015

    This one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovation choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael. Perfect for ages 3 and up.

    The Colonial Nutcracker

    Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

    Brooklyn

    Sun, Dec 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Created especially for families with children ages 5-10,The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story.

The Nutcracker

200 Vesey Street

new york N.Y. 10281

(212) 417-7000

This one-hour version of the beloved holiday ballet performed to Tchaikovsky's cherished score is set Art Nouveau-style circa 1907 with innovation choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael. Perfect for ages 3 and up.

Nutcracker Winter Suite

2537 Broadway

new york N.Y. 10025

2128645400

Classic Tchaikovsky ballet, traditional for the Christmas Season. Joyous music and superb dancing by dancers that include award and medal winners from last May's VKIBC International Ballet Competition. A special treat for all ages.

The Yorkville Nutcracker

East 68th Street

New York N.Y. 10021

2127724448

Dances Patrelle Presents: The Yorkville Nutcracker 20th Anniversary Season.