Watch Nutcracker in Eastbay



Check out these Nutcrackers and holiday performances around the East Bay in 2018.

Alameda County

Ballet Petit's Nutcracker See dancers of all ages perform in this 40th annual presentation. Dec. 1-2. 2pm and 7pm. $25 adults, $20 children and seniors. Reed Buffington Center for the Performing Arts at Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. 510-783-4958. .

Graham Lustig's Nutcracker Dancers will bring to life the story of one girl's enchanted winter evening when the Oakland Ballet Company and Oakland Symphony present this holiday classic. Dec. 22-23. 1pm and 5pm. $22-97 adults, $18.50-82.50 seniors and ages 12 and under. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. 510-893-3132.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker Re-imagine Tchaikovsky’s classic score with hip hop choreography and all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist. Sat., Nov. 10. 7pm. $41-80. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. 800-745-3000.

Holiday Concert The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will offer its 33rd annual gospel music extravaganza, titled With One Voice, to send out love, joy and peace for the season. Sat., Dec 1. 7-10pm. $13-43. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. 510-465-6400.

Holiday Youth Music The Firehouse Arts Center Youth Chorus will perform fun holiday favorites and a few surprises for its annual music festival. Sat., Nov. 24. 6-7:30pm. $5 children, $10 adults. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. 925-931-4848.

The Nutcracker Ballet Travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of Sweets as the Alameda Civic Ballet performs this journey of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. Fri., Dec. 21 at 7pm, Sat., Dec. 22 at 2pm and Sun., Dec. 23 at 2pm. $34-38 adults, $24-28 youth under age 18. Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road. 510-337-1929.

Valley Dance Theatre This annual Tri-Valley presentation of The Nutcracker will bring Tchaikovsky's music and ballet to life with elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes. Weekends, Dec. 8-16. 2pm and 7pm. $21-42. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. 925-243-0925.

Contra Costa County

The Biggest Gift Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble presents this sprightly story of Tucker the Elf and the toys as they set out to save Christmas. Dec. 13-16. Showtimes vary. $14. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.

Black Diamond Ballet See the East County professional ballet company’s seventh annual production of the Nutcracker. Sat., Dec. 8 at 7pm and Sun., Dec. 9 at 2pm. $18-25. Creative Arts Building (CAB) at Pittsburg High School, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon. 925-318-5333. 

The Christmas Ballet Smuin will present its annual celebration of ballet, tap, swing and jazz set to holiday tunes. Nov. 16-17. 2pm and 7:30pm. $25-82. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.

A Christmas Carol See this classic, presented by Center REPertory, brimming with music and dance, special effects and scary ghosts. Dec. 6-16. Showtimes vary. $28-42. Lesher Center for the Arts, Hofmann Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.

Contra Costa Ballet Come to a one-hour, family-friendly production of The Nutcracker for a festive and colorful performance with young dancers. Nov. 23-25. Showtimes vary. $40 adults, $30 ages 17 and under. Lesher Center for the Arts, Hofmann Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.

Impressions of the Nutcracker This San Ramon Valley Dance Academy production incorporates multiple dance styles in a fast-paced performance that follows the traditional story line. Sat., Dec. 8 at 4pm and 7pm. Sun., Dec. 9 at 1pm and 3:30pm. $25 adults, $21 ages 3-11. Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon. 925-837-4656.

The Nutcracker Brentwood's Ballet Company of East County will present this holiday classic. Dec. 14-16. Showtimes vary. $16-20. El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St., Antioch. 925-757-9500.

Once Upon a Christmas Join youth performers of all ages for a narrated holiday ballet. Fri., Nov. 30 at 11am and 7pm, Sat., Dec. 1 at 2pm and 7pm. $30. Lesher Center for the Arts, Hofmann Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.

A Swingin' Holiday Kick off Diablo Ballet’s 25th anniversary season at performances that include the swing orchestra and whimsical dance “Carnival of the Imagination.” Nov. 9-11. 2pm and 8pm. $49 adults, $25 ages 17 and under.  Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.

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