Entertainment NYC Nutcrackers: where to get your 'Nutcracker' fix this season By MELISSA KRAVITZ email@example.com Updated November 19, 2015 1:56 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 'The Nutcracker' has been a holiday classic since George Balanchine's ballet was staged to Tchaikovsky's composition in the 1960s. Since then, New Yorkers have adopted new forms of dance, classical and modern, new settings, casts and costumes to make 'The Nutcracker' their own. Check out some of the city's most unique performances of the cherished ballet. George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' by the New York City Ballet Photo Credit: New York City Ballet / Paul Kolnik The most classic of New York's 'Nutcracker' productions, ballet aficionados flock to wintery Lincoln Center every year for George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' performed by the New York City Ballet. When: Nov. 27 - Jan. 3 Where: David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Tickets: $35 - $260 'The Colonial Nutcracker' at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Photo Credit: Margarita Corporan 'The Colonial Nutcracker' returns to Brooklyn every year, presented by the Dance Theatre in Westchester. Set in colonial Yorktown, this production puts a unique spin on the classic. When: Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Where: Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts, Campus Rd., Brooklyn Tickets: $18 'The Nutcracker NYC' at Ailey Citigroup Theater Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes / The Nutcracker NYC Back for its sixth season, 'The Nutcracker NYC' will take the stage with contemporary choreography. Featuring local professional dancers and dance students, the non-company nature of the production offers a unique and impressive performance When: Dec. 12 - 13 Where: Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55th St. Tickets: $22 - 45 'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' at the United Palace of Cultural Arts 'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' takes Tchaikovsky's music, adds an electric violin, DJ and MC and choreographs a piece using hop hop instead of classical ballet. Set in contemporary Washington Heights, this is a relevant and fun way to enjoy the 100+ year old piece. When: Nov. 20 - 21, 7 p.m. Where: United Palace of Cultural Arts, 4140 Broadway Tickets: $10 - $100 Peridance's 'Winter Journey' at Salvatore Capezio Theater Photo Credit: Peridancecapeziocenter via Facebook Peridance's pre-professional contemporary dance students will debut 'Winter Journey', a new interpretation of Clara's story from 'The Nutcracker' using Tchaikovsky's original composition along with electronic and contemporary music. When: Dec. 11 - 13 Where: Salvatore Capezio Theater, 126 E. 13th St. Tickets: $15 - 30 Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker' Photo Credit: Nutcracker.moscowballet via Facebook Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker' is one of the most celebrated performances of all. On tour throughout the U.S., be sure to check out this performance full of fanfare and celebration in New York. If you're not into dance, see it for the costumes! When: Dec. 5, 3 p.m. Where: Kings Theatre,1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn Tickets: $30 - $124 Dances Patrelle's 'The Yorkville Nutcracker' Photo Credit: Yorkville Nutracker 'The Yorkville Nutcracker' takes place in old New York City and has become a family classic over the years. Enjoy this 20th anniversary performance with special guests from the New York City Ballet. When: Dec. 10 - 13 Where: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave. Tickets: $45 - 85 By MELISSA KRAVITZ firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.