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7 Nutcrackers in South Florida You Should Not Miss

Staff Writer

Nuts beware.

As is usual during the holiday season, there are a whole host of “Nutcracker” events here in South Florida. Here are seven you shouldn’t miss:

“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”

By The Miami City Ballet

Dec. 14-16 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

Dec. 20-24 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami

Tickets $20-$74 at

“The Chocolate Nutcracker”

By Ashanti Cultural Arts

2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale

Tickets $12-$15 at

“The Nutcracker”

By Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

7 p.m. (VIP Gala at 6 p.m.) Dec 9 at The Fillmore Miami beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Tickets $47.50-$52.50 ($82.50 V.I.P.) at

7 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16. at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets $35 at

7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 3 p.m. Dec. 23 at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $16.50-$36.50 at

38th Anniversary Performance of “The Nutcracker”

By Ballet Etudes of South Florida

3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark

Tickets $42 and $52 at

“The Nutcracker Ball”

By South Florida Ballet Theater

6 p.m. Dec. 9 at Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

Tickets $100 for adults, $50 for children at 954-929-4601

“The Nutcracker”

By Moscow Classical Ballet

8 p.m. Dec. 13-15 and 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 15 at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

Tickets $25-$68 at

“The Nutcracker”

By What If Works, Inc.

Local theater company What If Works re-imagines the E.T.A. Hoffman story with a string quartet, three actors, four dancers and a chorus of middle schoolers from Dade County at various locales in Miami (each performance is a fundraiser for a local charity).

“The Nutcracker” featuring the WiW String Quartet

7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Miami Dade College, Homestead, 305-237-5223, Free

7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 305-646-7134, $10 general admission; Free for children under the age of 12

7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Roxy Performing Arts Center, Miami, 305-226-0030, PRICES NOT KNOWN

7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Pinecrest Gardens, 305-669-6990, $10 general admission, $5 for children under the age of 10

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