Long Island's largest production of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" returns for our 37th season, with special guests Brittany Pollack and Daniel Ulbricht of New York City Ballet. With the elegant Christmas Party Scene, the drama of the magical growing Christmas Tree, the Battle of the Toy Soldiers and Giant Mice, the live Snow Storm, and the brilliant dancing in the Land of the Sweets, “The Nutcracker” appeals to all ages. In all, a cast of 80 children, pre-professional and professional dancers will bring this classic story ballet to life on the stage of the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University. Frank Ohman, a former NYC Ballet soloist under George Balanchine, is one of a select few authorized by the Balanchine Trust to use his original pas de deux choreography for the famous Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
Performances are at 12 pm and 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16.