10th Annual
Goldstar National
Award

The 10th Annual
Goldstar National Nutcracker
Award Goes to…

Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker: An Unforgettable Holiday Tradition
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver, CO

2016 Nominees

The Nutcracker: Puppets, Songs & More in House Theatre's Ballet-Free Adaptation
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
Chicago, IL
The Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker, Set in Historic Georgetown
Warner Theatre
Washington, DC
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With MC Kurtis Blow
United Palace Theatre
New York, NY
Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy Celebrates the Season
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
The Nutcracker -- Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's Student Production
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Los Angeles, CA
Ballethnic's Urban Nutcracker II -- Wonderland
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center
Decatur, GA
World Premiere Performance of The Nutcracker
Auditorium Theatre
Chicago, IL
The Nutcracker: Holiday Favorite From California Ballet Company
San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA
San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker, Set in the City by the Bay
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, CA
The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker: Debbie Allen's Modern Spin on the Holiday Classic
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
Holiday Favorite The Nutcracker From City Ballet
Spreckels Theatre
San Diego, CA
The Nutcracker With Sets & Costumes by Lion King Designer Richard Hudson
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
Costa Mesa, CA
Oregon Ballet Theatre Dances The Nutcracker
Keller Auditorium
Portland, OR
The Nutcracker: Musical Adaptation of Holiday Favorite
Marriott Theatre
Lincolnshire, IL
The Nutcracker: Magical Holiday Favorite
Phoenix Symphony Hall
Phoenix, AZ
A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker: A Burlesque Holiday Favorite & the 2014 Goldstar National Nutcracker Award Champ
Studio Theatre at the Addison Conference & Theatre Centre
Addison, TX
Urban Nutcracker: A Fun Modern Update to the Classic Holiday Ballet
Back Bay Events Center - John Hancock Hall
Boston, MA
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With MC Kurtis Blow
Rosemont Theatre
Rosemont, IL
Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker With Full Symphony Orchestra
Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater
Long Beach, CA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA
The MeshugaNutcracker! Combines Tchaikovsky's Score and Chanukah Lore
Gindi Auditorium at the American Jewish University
Los Angeles, CA
The Nutcracker: BalletNova's Beloved Holiday Tradition
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
Arlington, VA
The Nutcracker: Performed by the San Francisco Youth Ballet Theatre
Mercy High School Theatre
San Francisco, CA
Ruth Page Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
Chicago, IL
The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic From Coast City Ballet
Huntington Beach Historical Theater
Huntington Beach, CA
Sunrise Ballet's 27th Annual Nutcracker
Servite Theatre
Anaheim, CA
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker by Pennsylvania Ballet
Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
Suite Seating for The Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker, Set in Historic D.C.
Warner Theatre
Washington, DC
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Comes to Baltimore
Hippodrome Theatre
Baltimore, MD
The Nutcracker Springs to Life With New West Ballet
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
Poway, CA
The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic by Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fairfax, VA
The Nutcracker: Longest-Running Production in L.A.
The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
Santa Monica, CA
Bruce Steivel's Nutcracker With Bay Pointe Ballet Orchestra, Set in St. Petersburg
San Mateo Performing Arts Center
San Mateo, CA
The Nutcracker: Magical and Beloved Holiday Ballet From Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
Bowie, MD
The Nutcracker: Classic Holiday Ballet Performed With Local Dancers
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
San Bernardino, CA
Tchaikovsky's Classic Holiday Ballet The Nutcracker, From Ballet Legere
Lund Auditorium
River Forest, IL
The Nutcracker: Annual Spectacular From the American Repertory Ballet
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Trenton, NJ
The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Classic Holiday Tale Remixed
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Redwood City, CA
The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Classic Holiday Tale Remixed
Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
Richardson, TX
The Nutcracker: Virginia Ballet's Annual Holiday Treat
Ernst Cultural Center Auditorium
Annandale, VA
Beyond the Nutcracker: Ballet 5:8's Creative Spin on Holiday Fave
Lockport East High School
Lockport, IL
Nutcracker Sweets: Holiday Ballet Perfect for Children
Fort Mason Center - Cowell Theater
San Francisco, CA
The Yorkville Nutcracker, Set in Old New York
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
New York, NY
Nutcracker (not so) Suite Dances Through '60s New York
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Minneapolis, MN
The Nutcracker: Manassas Ballet Theatre Presents Magical Holiday Show
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Manassas, VA
Madcap Family Show Nutz Re-Mixed Brings Holidays to Life
Hammer Theatre Center
San Jose, CA
The Nutcracker: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's Acclaimed Tradition
GK Arts Center
Brooklyn, NY
The Nutcracker: Sweeping Holiday Ballet Set to Tchaikovsky
Athenaeum Theatre
Chicago, IL
The Nutcracker: Holiday Favorite With a Live Orchestra
McAninch Arts Center
Glen Ellyn, IL
The Nutcracker: Holiday Fave Stars Dancers of All Ages
Alex Theatre
Glendale, CA
Oakland Ballet's The Nutcracker by Graham Lustig
Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Rialto Center for the Arts
Atlanta, GA
The Nutcracker: Acclaimed Production of the Beloved Ballet
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Temecula, CA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Rosemont Theatre
Rosemont, IL
The Nutcracker: A Cherished Holiday Tradition -- Youth Production
Plummer Auditorium
Fullerton, CA
The Nutcracker: The Holiday Favorite From San Diego Ballet
Mandeville Auditorium
La Jolla, CA
Georgia Ballet's The Nutcracker: Experience the Magic
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center
Marietta, GA
José Mateo's The Nutcracker: Magical New Production
Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
Boston, MA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
McFarlin Auditorium
Dallas, TX
Long Island Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker: 30th Anniversary Edition
Landmark on Main Street
Port Washington, NY
South Bay Ballet's The Nutcracker -- The Holiday Favorite
El Camino College Center for the Arts -- Marsee Auditorium
Torrance, CA
Olney Ballet Theatre Brings The Nutcracker to Life
Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage
Olney, MD
Urban Nutcracker: The Holiday Classic Gets A Soulful Twist
Riverside EpiCenter
Austell, GA
The Nutcracker, Magical Holiday Favorite
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Baltimore, MD
The Nutcracker: Holiday Favorite From Festival Ballet Theatre
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Irvine, CA
Nutcracker Winter Suite: All-Dance, Abridged Version of Holiday Classic
Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Symphony Space
New York City, NY
Russian Ballet Stars Come to San Jose for The Nutcracker
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
San Jose, CA
The Fairfax Ballet Marches Into the Season With The Nutcracker
W.T. Woodson High School
Fairfax, VA
Berkeley Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker: Annual Holiday Classic
Valley Center for the Performing Arts - Regents Theatre
Oakland, CA
The Nutcracker: Tustin Dance Center's Magical Ballet Featuring Dancers of All Ages
Alexandra Nechita Center for the Performing Arts
Orange, CA
The Nutcracker: The Anaheim Ballet's Annual Holiday Treat
City National Grove of Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
The Fillmore Miami Beach
Miami, FL
In a Nutshell: A New York City Nutcracker
Players Theatre
New York City, NY
The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Classic Holiday Tale Remixed
Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA
The Nutcracker Dances Onto the Stage for the Holiday Season
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
San Gabriel, CA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
The Warfield
San Francisco, CA
The Nutcracker: Magical Holiday Ballet
The CenterStage at Reston Community Center
Reston, VA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Leaps Into Boston
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, MA
The Nutcracker: Magical Holiday Ballet
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Roswell, GA
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's Cherished Production of The Nutcracker
Infinite Energy Center - Theater
Duluth, GA
Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker at The Fabulous Fox
Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker Shocks and Awes
The Triple Door
Seattle, WA
Duke Ellington's Jazzy Nutcracker by Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Boston, MA
Orange County Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
San Clemente, CA
The Nutcracker: Holiday Tradition Featuring a Full Symphony
Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center
Minnetonka, MN
Contra Costa Ballet's Condensed Nutcracker
Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
Walnut Creek, CA
The Nutcracker: A Cherished Holiday Treat for All Ages
The Grand
Galveston Island, TX
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fairfax, VA
Southern Ballet Theatre's New Nutcracker
Infinite Energy Center - Theater
Duluth, GA
The Nutcracker: Holiday Family Favorite
Carlson Theatre
Bellevue, WA
Emerald Ballet Theatre Dances The Nutcracker
Northshore Performing Arts Center
Bothell, WA
San Jose Dance Theatre's 51st Annual The Nutcracker
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
San Jose, CA
The Nutcracker: José Mateo Ballet Theatre's Production of Holiday Fave
Strand Theatre
Dorchester, MA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Jacobs Music Center
San Diego, CA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Kings Theatre - Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With MC Kurtis Blow
New Jersey Performing Arts Center/NJPAC-Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ
The Nutcracker: A Cherished Holiday Tradition
The Grove Theatre
Upland, CA
Pacific Northwest Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
McCaw Hall
Seattle, WA
The Nutcracker: Beloved Holiday Dance Favorite
Plummer Auditorium
Fullerton, CA
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Flint Center for the Performing Arts
Cupertino, CA
The Nutcracker & I: Irreverent Holiday Comedy Parodies The Nutcracker
Boca Black Box
Boca Raton, FL
Peninsula Ballet's Magical Nutcracker
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Redwood City, CA
The Nutcracker From Boulder Ballet and Boulder Philharmonic
Macky Auditorium Concert Hall
Boulder, CO
The Nutcracker: San Jose Youth Ballet's Holiday Tradition
Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose, CA
New Jersey Ballet's The Nutcracker With the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Morristown, NJ
Holiday Fave The Nutcracker, by SF's City Ballet School Dancers
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
San Francisco, CA
Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker From California Ballet Company
San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA
Toddler-Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker From California Ballet Company
San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA
Madcap Family Show Nutz Re-Mixed Brings Holidays to Life
Hammer Theatre Center
San Jose, CA
The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic From Commonwealth Ballet
Regis College Fine Arts Center
Weston, MA
Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Pinnacle High School
Pheonix, AZ
The Nutcracker: Magical and Beloved Holiday Ballet From Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall
Annapolis, MD
American Repertory Ballet's The Nutcracker: Annual Spectacular Returns
McCarter Theatre
Princeton, New Jersey
The Nutcracker: American Repertory Ballet's Annual Spectacular
Union County Performing Arts Center
Rahway, NJ
Beyond the Land of Sweets Blends the Best of The Nutcracker and World Traditions
Herbst Theatre at the San Francisco War Memorial Building
San Francisco, CA
NutcrackOr: Fritz's Dream Celebrates the Holidays & Harvey Milk's Legacy
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy
San Francisco, CA
The Nutcracker: Magical Holiday Favorite With Bay Pointe Ballet
Bob Hope Theater
Stockton, CA