Nutcracker guys
12th ANNUAL

The only award that celebrates live performances of The Nutcracker nationwide, it's determined by Goldstar audience members who have attended these shows. The winner receives The Nutty statuette, a cash prize toward education programs, and bragging rights for being the best Nutcracker in the U.S.

Nominee ratking

To cast your vote, go see a Nutcracker performance and rate it.

Find a Nutcracker Near You
01
A Ballet-Free Adaptation of The Nutcracker
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
Chicago, IL
02
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With Guest MC Kurtis Blow
Fox Performing Arts Center
Riverside, CA
03
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With Guest MC Kurtis Blow
Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater
Long Beach, CA
04
Disney's The Nutcracker & the 4 Realms
El Capitan Theatre
Hollywood, CA
05
Nutcracker Rouge: A Baroque Burlesque Confection
Theatre XIV
Brooklyn, NY
06
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With Guest MC Kurtis Blow
Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA
07
Long Island Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker: 32nd Anniversary Edition
Landmark on Main Street
Port Washington, NY
08
The Nutcracker: Performed by the San Francisco Youth Ballet Theatre
Mercy High School Theatre
San Francisco, CA
09
The Nutcracker: Magical Holiday Favorite
Phoenix Symphony Hall
Phoenix, AZ
10
The Nutcracker -- Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's Student Production
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Los Angeles, CA
11
The Nutcracker: Enchanting Youth Production
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Worcester, MA
12
The Nutcracker: South Bay Ballet's Holiday Favorite
El Camino College Center for the Arts -- Marsee Auditorium
Torrance, CA
13
The Nutcracker: The Fairfax Ballet
W.T. Woodson High School
Fairfax, VA
14
The Nutcracker Ballet: A Beloved Holiday Tradition
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Coral Springs, FL
15
The Yorkville Nutcracker, Set in Old New York
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
New York, NY
16
Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker With Full Symphony Orchestra
Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater
Long Beach, CA
17
The Nutcracker: The Anaheim Ballet's Holiday Treat
City National Grove of Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
18
A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker: Risque Holiday Favorite
Stone Cottage Theatre
Addison, TX
19
Holiday Favorite The Nutcracker From City Ballet
Spreckels Theatre
San Diego, CA
20
The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic From Coast City Ballet
Huntington Beach Historical Theater
Huntington Beach, CA
21
Sunrise Ballet's 27th Annual Nutcracker
Servite Theatre
Anaheim, CA
22
Urban Nutcracker Remixes Holiday Fave
Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Boston, MA
23
San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, CA
24
Moscow Ballet's Magical Great Russian Nutcracker
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA
25
Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver, CO
26
The Nutcracker Springs to Life With New West Ballet
Poway Center for the Performing Arts
Poway, CA
27
Holiday Fave Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy
State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
28
Georgia Ballet's The Nutcracker
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center
Marietta, GA
29
The Nutcracker: Holiday Ballet Classic
Athenaeum Theatre
Chicago, IL
30
San Diego Ballet's The Nutcracker Stars an International Cast
Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego, CA
31
The Nutcracker: Beloved Holiday Dance Favorite
Plummer Auditorium
Fullerton, CA
32
Oakland Ballet's The Nutcracker by Graham Lustig
Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA
33
The Nutcracker With Full Symphony
Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center
Minneapolis, MN
34
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Kings Theatre - Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
35
José Mateo's Magical The Nutcracker
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
Boston, MA
36
Contra Costa Ballet's Condensed Nutcracker
Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
Walnut Creek, CA
37
Pacific Northwest Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
McCaw Hall
Seattle, WA
38
Peninsula Ballet's Magical Nutcracker
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Redwood City, CA
39
The Nutcracker, With Live Symphony Orchestra
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
Costa Mesa, CA
40
The Nutcracker Starring Local Dancers
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
San Bernardino, CA
41
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With MC Kurtis Blow
Rosemont Theatre
Rosemont, IL
42
Berkeley Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker
Valley Center for the Performing Arts - Regents Theatre
Oakland, CA
43
Ballet Legere's 2018 The Nutcracker Ballet
Lund Auditorium
River Forest, IL
44
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's Cherished Production of The Nutcracker
Infinite Energy Center - Theater
Duluth, GA
45
The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Classic Holiday Tale Remixed
Fox Theatre in Redwood City
Redwood City, CA
46
San Jose Dance Theatre: 53rd Annual The Nutcracker
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
San Jose, CA
47
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fairfax, VA
48
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Rosemont Theatre
Rosemont, IL
49
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
McFarlin Auditorium
Dallas, TX
50
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Flint Center for the Performing Arts
Cupertino, CA
51
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Hippodrome Theatre
Baltimore, MD
52
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego, CA
53
Hot Chocolate Nutcracker: Sweet Holiday Fave
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
Redondo Beach, CA
54
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® By Miami City Ballet
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
55
Miami City Ballet: “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker"
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
West Palm Beach, FL
56
Miami City Ballet: “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker"
Adrienne Arsht Center - Ziff Ballet Opera House
Miami, FL
57
The Ballet Studio Dances The Nutcracker
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
Temecula, CA
58
State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker
Colden Auditorium at Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Flushing, NY
59
Salt Creek Ballet's The Nutcracker
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts Theatre
University Park, IL
60
The Hip Hop Nutcracker With Guest MC Kurtis Blow
Keller Auditorium
Portland, OR
61
California Ballet's The Nutcracker, With San Diego Symphony
San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA
62
Nutcracker 1776: Historical Holiday Charm
Merriam Theater
Philadelphia, PA
63
The Nutcracker: Tustin Dance Center's 15th Annual Holiday Production
Plummer Auditorium
Fullerton, CA
64
California Ballet presents The Nutcracker: Toddler-Friendly Performance
San Diego Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA
65
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Boch Center Wang Theatre
Boston, MA
66
The Chocolate Nutcracker
Dillard Center for the Arts - Mainstage
Fort Lauderdale, FL
67
Moscow Ballet's Magical Great Russian Nutcracker
Paramount Theatre
Denver, CO
68
The Nutcracker With the Fairfax Symphony & Fairfax Ballet
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fairfax, VA
69
Commonwealth Ballet's The Nutcracker
Regis College Fine Arts Center
Weston, MA
70
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Strand Theatre
Dorchester, MA
71
Chicago Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker
McAninch Arts Center
Glen Ellyn, IL
72
Pacific Symphony: The Duke's Jazzy Nutcracker
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA
73
Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker Brings the Merry
The Theater at Woodrow Wilson High School
Washington, DC
74
Olney Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage
Olney, MD
75
The Nutcracker: Holiday Favorite From Festival Ballet Theatre
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Irvine, CA
76
The Nutcracker Comes Alive With Break Dancing & Ballet
Downtown Bellevue PAC
Bellevue, WA
77
Ballet Legere - 29th Annual Production of the Nutcracker
Lund Auditorium
River Forest, IL
78
NJ Ballet's The Nutcracker With Live Orchestra
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Morristown, NJ
79
Ballet West Brings Whimsical New Nutcracker to D.C.
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
Washington, DC
80
The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Holiday Classic Remixed
Emerson Colonial Theatre
Boston, MA
81
Miami City Ballet: “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker"
Broward Center - Au-Rene Theater
Fort Lauderdale, FL
82
The Brooklyn Nutcracker: Fresh Take on Holiday Classic
Kings Theatre - Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
83
A Holiday Mini-Musical for the Entire Family
Pico Playhouse
Los Angeles, CA
84
Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker Suite
The Madison Center for the Arts
Phoenix, AZ
85
The Nutcracker Ballet in Boulder
Macky Auditorium Concert Hall
Boulder, CO
86
Emerald Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation
Bothell, WA
87
The Story of the Nutcracker
The Company OnStage
Houston, Texas
88
The Nutcracker: The Magical Holiday Ballet
Larcom Theatre
Beverly, MA
89
A Christmas Fairy Tale (Based on The Nutcracker Story)
Mount Pisgah Christian School (South Campus Building A)
Johns Creek, GA