New England Dance Theater: The Nutcracker Ballet, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 9, 4 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 10, 4 p.m., New Canaan High School, 11 Farm Rd., New Canaan. For first time, the ballerinas will be accompanied by a live performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece by the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, under direction of Jonathan Yates. This production features over 200 area dancers from New Canaan, Darien, Wilton and other communities in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Tickets $20-$65. Info: neadance.com.
Danbury Music Centre’s Nutcracker, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Dec. 10, 3 p.m., 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury. Tickets $25-$33. Info: danburymusiccentre.org.
Darien Arts Center’s Scenes from the Nutcracker, Dec. 9-10 and 16-17, Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Tickets: $10. Info: darienarts.org.
Connecticut Dance School: Nutcracker, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. Tickets: $40 adults, $25 child/student/senior. Info:quickcenter.com.
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance’s Nutcracker, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., Dec. 16 at 2 and 6 p.m., and Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Enjoy a beautiful holiday tradition in a magical land where sugar plums dance, flowers waltz to tell the classic tale of a young girl and her Nutcracker prince. Tickets: $20-$25. Info: call 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Connecticut Theater Dance’s Nutcracker shows and tea party during Nutcracker Festival, downtown Westport, Dec. 15-16. Info: https://nutcrackerfestival.com or call CTD at 203-293-4355.
Enchanted Garden’s Nuts About the Nutcracker, Dec. 16, noon and 5 p.m., Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $20. Info: call 203-431-3350 or visit enchantedgardenarts.com.
Woodbury Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Dec. 16, 4 p.m., The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. Tickets $33-$53. Info: call 203-346-2000 or visit palacetheaterct.org.
New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Dec. 16-17, Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven. Tickets $27.50-$68. Info: call 203-562-5666 or visit shubert.com.
Connecticut Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, Sat., Dec. 16, 2 and 6 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 17, 1 and 5 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Featuring guest stars from American Ballet Theatre as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier, Connecticut Ballet’s professional corps de ballet, and over 125 children and adult character performers. Tickets $40-$75, at box office, 203-325-4466 or palacestamford.org.