There's no shortage of `Nutcrackers' now

Stage: theater, music, dance

November 27, 2003|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

It's Nutcracker season. Productions of the classic holiday favorite are cropping up all over. Here is a round-up of just some of the performances, in chronological order. So get cracking.

Ballet Royale Company presents the Nutcracker at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. $12-$18. 410-997-8443.

Baltimore School for the Arts performs the Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 12-13 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14 at the Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St. $6-$12. 443-263-2460.

Mid-Atlantic Ballet Academy performs the Nutcracker at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Overlea High School, 5401 Kenwood Ave. $11-$16. 410-679-ARTS.

The Columbia Figure Skating Club presents Nutcracker on Ice at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 at the Columbia Ice Rink, Oakland Mills Village Center, 5876 Thunder Hill Road, Columbia. $8; free for ages under 3. 410-813-4026.

Theatre Project and Towson University MFA Graduate Theater Program present Pferdzwackur's Vampire Nutcracker at 8 p.m. Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 18-20 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. $11-$16. 410-752-8558.

Harford Dance Theatre performs an abbreviated version of the Nutcracker at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 13, and a full-length version at 8 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. $5-$14. 410-836-4211.

Arabesque Dance Company presents the Nutcracker, in a version adapted for younger children, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13, and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Howard Community College, Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $8-$10. 410-381-0017.

The Washington Ballet performs the Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Dec. 12-13, 18-20, 23, 26-27, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 13, 20, 26-27, and at 1 p.m. Dec. 14, 21, 24, 28, and at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets Northwest, Washington. $24-$59. 202-783-4000.

Baltimore Ballet Company presents the Nutcracker at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Goucher College, Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. $10-$12. 410-337-7974.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs the Nutcracker with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and members of the Annapolis Chorale at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 14, and BTM offers a performance accompanied by recorded music only at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 20 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $26-$41. 410-263-2909.

National Ballet Company presents the Nutcracker at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15, 17, 19 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 20-21 and at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, and the company performs the Ellington Nutcracker at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16, Dec. 18 and at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Hallam Theater, Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo. $15-$30. 301-218-9822.

Donetsk Ballet and Dance Foundations performs the Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-19 at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. $20-$30. 410-715-8764.

The Westminster Ballet Theatre presents the Nutcracker at 8 p.m. Dec. 18-19 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20 and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at McDaniel College, Alumni Hall Theater, 2 College Hill, Westminster. $10-$20. 877-753-0244.

Stephanie Powell DanseEnsemble and Baltimore DanceTech perform the City Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19-20 at Coppin State College, 2500 W. North Ave. $10. 410-243-7681 or 410-233-1101.

The Moscow Ballet performs the Great Russian Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza. $22-$45. 410-481-SEAT.

The Howard County Ballet , along with the Howard County Ballet Orchestra, presents the Nutcracker at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia. $14-$20. 410-465-8233.

Harford Ballet Company performs the Nutcracker at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 and at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at John Carroll School, 703 Churchville Road, Bel Air. $13-$15. 410-877-3281.

The Baltimore County Youth Ballet presents an abbreviated version of the Nutcracker, geared to children, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Sudbrook Arts Centre, 4300 Bedford Road, Pikesville. $10. 410-887-1244.

Baltimore Dance Ensemble , in association with the White Marsh Ballet Academy, presents the Nutcracker at 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road. $5-$10. 410-931-3844.

The Kirov Ballet performs the Nutcracker with live orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 25-28 and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27-28 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera House, Virginia and New Hampshire avenues Northwest, Washington. $45-$110. 800-444-1324.

For more theater, classical music and dance events, see Page 51.

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