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Just the classics
Where to see The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol

11/23/17
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol are holiday traditions, and New Hampshire has plenty of opportunities to see the shows live on stage. 

 
• See a national touring company production of A Christmas Carol on Friday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House (31 Wakefield St., Rochester). Tickets cost $16 to $18. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com. 
• Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater presents The Nutcracker on Friday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m., 4 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 26, at 1 and 4:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester). Tickets cost $39 to $46 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 through 12. Visit palacetheatre.org. 
• New England Dance Ensemble presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Nov. 25, and Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m. at Seifert Performing Arts Center (44 Geremonty Drive, Salem). Tickets cost $25 to $35. Visit nede.org. 
• Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, will perform a one-man show of A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at Nashua Community College (505 Amherst St., Nashua). Tickets cost $25. Visit fortingage.com. 
• The Leddy Center for the Performing Arts (38C Ladd’s Lane, Epping) presents A Christmas Carol Dec. 1 through Dec. 10. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday and Wednesday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Visit leddycenter.org.
• Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) presents A Christmas Carol Dec. 1 through Dec. 17. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com. 
• Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) presents A Christmas Carol Dec. 1 through Dec. 23. Showtimes are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $14 for students and seniors and $12 for children under age 12. Visit playersring.org. 
• The Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) presents A Christmas Carol Dec. 1 through Dec. 23. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at noon and 5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for children ages 6 through 12 and $39 to $46 for adults. Visit palacetheatre.org. 
• New England School of Dance presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at Bedford High School (47 Nashua Road, Bedford). Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit newenglandschoolofdance.com. 
• Portsmouth School of Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Exeter High School auditorium (1 Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter). Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children. Visit psb-nh.com. 
• Stardancer Studios presents Clara’s Cracked Christmas, a story based on The Nutcracker, on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at Claremont Opera House (58 Opera House Square, Claremont). Visit claremontoperahouse.info. 
• Eastern Ballet Institute and the Concord High School Orchestra present The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord). Tickets cost $18 to $23 in advance, or $3 more the day of the show. Visit ccanh.com. 
• Dance Visions Network presents Nutcracker Suite on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 and 6 p.m. at the Dana Center (Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester). Tickets cost $17 in advance, $18 at the door. Visit dancevisionsnetwork.com. 
• Northeastern Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at Oyster River High School (55 Coe Drive, Durham) and on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Kingswood Arts Center (396 S. Main St., Wolfeboro). The cost is $20 for adults, $17.50 for seniors and children under age 18, and a $60 maximum for a family of four. Group rates for 10 people or more are also available. Visit northeasternballet.org. 
• The Peterborough Players (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) present Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol Dec. 7 through Dec. 17. The play is a twist on A Christmas Carol and follows Scrooge’s deceased business partner Marley and his efforts to save Scrooge’s soul. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $39. Visit peterboroughplayers.org.
• City Center Ballet presents Clara’s Dream, a story based on The Nutcracker, on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at Lebanon Opera House (51 N. Park St., Lebanon). Tickets cost $19 to $38 for adults and $9 to $19 for students age 18 in advance, with an additional $5 on the day of the show. Visit lebanonoperahouse.org. 
• Prescott Park Arts Festival presents A Christmas Carol Dec. 8 through Dec. 17 at Exeter Town Hall (9 Front St., Exeter). Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for children under 12. Visit prescottpark.org. 
• St. Paul’s School Ballet Academy presents The Nutcracker: Act II, an abridged version of The Nutcracker, on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s School (325 Pleasant St., Concord). The show is free and first-come, first-served. Visit sps.edu. 
• Turning Pointe Center of Dance presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). Tickets cost $18. Visit turningpointecenterofdance.com. 
• Bedford Dance Center presents The Nutcracker Suite on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at Bedford High School (47 Nashua Road, Bedford). Tickets cost $18. Visit bedforddancecenter.com. 
• Sole City Dance presents The Nutcracker at Rochester Opera House (31 Wakefield St., Rochester) on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $26 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com. 
• New Hampshire School of Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) and on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m. at Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester). Tickets cost $18. Visit nhschoolofballet.com or palacetheatre.org. 
• Gate City Ballet presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. at Stockbridge Theatre (Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry). Tickets cost $22 for adults and $20 for seniors and children. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
• Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at Colby-Sawyer College (541 Main St., New London). Visit nhperformingarts.com. 
• Ballet Misha presents The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Dana Center (Saint Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester). Tickets cost $20. Visit dimensionsindance.com. 





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