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.
Darien Arts Center’s Scenes from the Nutcracker, Dec. 16-17, Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Tickets: $10. Info: darienarts.org.
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.