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Friday, December 05, 2014

Clara’s Dream, The Nutcracker presented by The American Dance Theatre of Long Island
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
Patchogue
631-207-1313

Friday, December 5 at 10:00 AM (*Special ‘School Show’) and 7:00 PM; Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM; and Sunday, December 7 at 1:00 PM
Tickets: $15-$32 +fee; available at the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, or online at www.patchoguetheatre.com. *Tickets for the December 5 10:00 AM ‘School Show’ are available by calling 631-472-3455 or visit www.adtli.org for more information.

Since 2000, the American Dance Theatre of Long Island has been delighting sold-out audiences with their magnificent performance of “Clara’s Dream, The Nutcracker.” Warm your spirit this holiday season as you witness toys that come to life, a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, flowers that dance, and snowflakes that waltz in this classic magical story.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Nutcracker Suite presented by Ovations Dance Repertory Company
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
Patchogue
631-207-1313

The Nutcracker Suite presented by Ovations Dance Repertory Company
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772
December 11th & 12th at 10:30 AM (*Special One-Hour Show); December 13th 1PM & 7PM; December 14th 1PM & 6PM
TICKETS: $14-$29 + fee; available at the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, and online at www.patchoguetheatre.com.  *Tickets for the one-hour 12/11 & 12/12 performances as well as discounted rates for educators, large groups, and Girl or Boy Scouts (includes a fun patch) are only available by contacting Ovations directly at ovationsdance@aol.com or 631-218-0315.

This year, the extremely talented dancers of Ovations Dance Repertory Company will be joined by Atlantic Wind Symphony.  The vision of the glittering dancers and the sounds of the famous Tchaikovsky score will delight your senses and stay with you forever!

As the curtain rises you will feel like a welcomed guest at the Stahlbaum’s lavish holiday party as the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings to life the many toys, and as the enchanted tree reaches heights beyond the theatre. Youngsters will be cheering in their seats as the life-sized toy soldiers battle the mischievous mice. Then it’s on to the Land of Snow where the crystalline snowflakes dance and the Snow King and Queen perform a breathtaking Pas de Deux as the snow falls gently around them.

In ACT II, Ovations Dance Repertory Company broadens the appeal of The Land of Sweets with a multicultural production that welcomes all dancers and audiences. The Cavalier and Sugar Plum invite the enchanting Waltz of the Flowers into the Land of Sweets, where you will experience the traditional treats of Chocolate from Spain, Coffee from Arabia, Tea from China, Trepak, Candy Canes, and Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles. As an extra treat “Indian Spice” is an added divertissement bringing the flavor of bhangra music and Indian dance to add to your enjoyment.

The young and the young at heart will be captivated by the dazzling blend of choreography by Orlando Peña, lavish costumes, brilliant sets in an enchanting storybook world, and unforgettable Tchaikovsky score performed live to the delight of all the senses. Also joining the production this year will be the world renowned Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Orlando Pagan. This strong and passionate ensemble is internationally recognized for their artistry and prowess. As an added treat “Indian Spice” celebrates the multicultural flavor of Bhangra music and Indian dance this special edition of “The Nutcracker Suite.”

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Minstrel Players Present Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”
Houghton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church
130 Main St
Northport
(631) 732-2926

Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”  – Presented by The Minstrel Players of Northport. Performances will be on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at 8 PM, and Sunday, December 14 at 3 PM at Houghton Hall theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 130 Main Street in Northport Village. Prices are $20 Adults and $15 Seniors/Children. Group rates available. For more information, please call 631-732-2926 or visit us online at www.minstrelplayers.org or join us on Facebook.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

The Nutcracker
John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University
Hofstra University
South Campus
Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead, NY 11554
Hempstead
631.462.0964

Frank Ohman’s New York Dance Theatre presents its 33rd season of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 19 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm, and Dec. 20 and 21 at 12:00 and 5:00 pm.  Tickets are $40 ($35 sr./ch) and are available on line at www.ohmanballet.org or by calling 631.462.0964. Tickets for the Friday 2:00 p.m. show are $20 for all ages. Ohman’s production is the largest Nutcracker on Long Island with added music, scenes and dances. Guest artists include Dance Theatre of Harlem’s DaVon Doane, MOMIX principal dancer Nicole Loizides, NYDT’s own Andrea Cillo and several artists from NYC companies. Frank Ohman, Long Island’s only direct link to George Balanchine, will appear as the mysterious “Herr Drosselmeir” on the Friday and Saturday evening shows. Maximilian Lendegger, who performed the role of the young Prince at Lincoln Center for the last two years, will appear as one of the princes in Ohman’s production this year. In all, a cast of eighty children, pre-professional and professional dancers will bring this charming story ballet to life on the stage of the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.  This holiday classic appeals to all ages with its elegant Christmas Party Scene, its fierce battle between toy soldiers and giant muce, its dazzling live snowstorm, and its brilliant choreography and dancing.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lumiere Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Maguire Theater SUNY College, Old Westbury
1 Route 107 N.
Old Westbury
631-586-2921

Saturday, Dec. 20th 7 pm and Sunday, Dec. 21st 2 pm For Tickets call: 631-586-2921 Ticket $30 (General Admission) $25 (Seniors and Children under 16) for more information please visit www.lumiereballet.com

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Christmas Cabaret
Hotel Indigo
1830 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY
631-255-1995

Join us for a very merry musical revue featuring some memorable holiday songs, as well as several classic and comic selections that will tickle your mistletoe and make you feel “sparklejollytwinklejingley!”
All proceeds from show to benefit Sobornost For The World Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Long Island-based, supporting orphaned children with food, education, shelter and medicine since 2003.

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Lumiere Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Maguire Theater SUNY College, Old Westbury
1 Route 107 N.
Old Westbury
631-586-2921

2 pm
Lumiere Ballet’s Nutcracker follows the original Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Ivanov creation as the magic of the music, waltzing snowflakes, and land of the sweets delight audiences of all ages.
This year’s Nutcracker will mark the 20th Anniversary of Lumiere Ballet, founded by Western European Ballerina, Svetlana Caton, and Internationally acclaimed Dancer and Choreographer from Eastern Europe, Venti Petrov.

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