Goldstar Announces Over 65 Nominees for 9th Annual National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar Announces Over 65 Nominees for 9th Annual National Nutcracker Award

Goldstar, the company that gets six million people out to live entertainment more often, announces today the nominees for the Ninth Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award. This year, more than 65 nominees in more than 55 cities are in the running to become the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S.

"A long time ago, we noticed an abundance of Nutcrackers on our site from all over the country," said Goldstar CEO, Jim McCarthy. "We realized our user reviews were helping people pick the best Nutcracker for them. That's when we came up with the idea of honoring the production that really stood out among the rest, and the Goldstar National Nutcracker Award was born. We wish all our nominees a winning Nutcracker season."

The Goldstar National Nutcracker Award is the only award in the country for live Nutcrackers, and it's not limited to ballet productions. These days, Nutcracker performances get all kinds of unique twists -- on ice, on horseback, with puppets, with burlesque, and much more. For more information, visit www.goldstar.com/events/categories/nutcrackers-tickets.

The winner of the Goldstar National Nutcracker Award is determined by audience ratings from members who attended 2015 Nutcracker productions through Goldstar. The show with the highest overall ranking earns "The Nutty" statuette, a cash prize for its education programs, and bragging rights as the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. The winner of this year's award will be announced on December 21.


And, the nominees for the 2015 Goldstar National Nutcracker Award are:

Arizona

Ballet Arizona's The Nutcracker at Phoenix Symphony Hall

California

-Inland Empire

The Ballet Studio's The Nutcracker at Old Town Temecula Community Theater

Inland Pacific Ballet's The Nutcracker at Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside

-Los Angeles

Long Beach Ballet's The Nutcracker at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at the Wiltern

The Red Chair Children's Production Company's The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale

Debbie Allen Dance Academy's The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Inland Pacific Ballet's The Nutcracker at Arcadia Performing Arts Center and at Claremont's Bridges Auditorium

Westside Ballet's The Nutcracker at The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

South Bay Ballet's The Nutcracker at El Camino College Center for the Arts in Torrance

-Oakland

Alameda Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker at Kofman Theatre in Alameda

Berkeley Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker at Julia Morgan Theater in Berkeley

Contra Costa Ballet's The Nutcracker at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek

-Orange County

Anaheim Ballet's The Nutcracker at City National Grove of Anaheim

Coast City Ballet's The Nutcracker at Huntington Beach Historical Theater

Sunrise Ballet's The Nutcracker at Anaheim's Servite Theatre

Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker at Irvine Barclay Theatre

Orange County Ballet Theater's The Nutcracker at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

Ballet Etudes' The Nutcracker at Huntington Beach High School Historic Auditorium

Golden State Dance Foundation and V&T Dance's The Nutcracker at the Fullerton College Campus Theatre

Tustin Dance Center's The Nutcracker at Alexandra Nechita Center for the Performing Arts in Orange

-San Diego

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Jacobs Music Center

San Diego Ballet's The Nutcracker at Jacobs Music Center

New West Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Poway Center for the Performing Arts

California Ballet Company's The Nutcracker at San Diego Civic Theatre

-San Francisco

San Francisco Youth Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Mercy High School Theatre

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker at War Memorial Opera House

City Ballet School's The Nutcracker at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at The Warfield

-San Jose

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino

Silicon Valley Ballet's The Nutcracker at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

San Jose Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker at Mexican Heritage Plaza

Bay Pointe Ballet's Nutcracker at San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Peninsula Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre in Redwood City

Colorado

Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker at Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver

Belliston Ballet's The Nutcracker at Gates Concert Hall at Denver's Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Florida

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at The Fillmore Miami Beach

Miami City Ballet's The Nutcracker at Adrienne Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House

Georgia

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

The Georgia Ballet's The Nutcracker at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at Cobb Civic Center in Marietta

Decadancetheatre's The Hip Hop Nutcracker at Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Milton Center Theater in Alpharetta

Illinois

Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre

Ballet Chicago's The Nutcracker at Athenaeum Theatre

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Chicago's Rosemont Theatre

The House Theatre of Chicago's The Nutcracker at Chopin Theatre

Piccolo Theatre's Clara & the Nutcracker at Piccolo Theatre in Evanston

State Street Dance Studio's The Fox Valley Nutcracker at Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Chicago Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker at McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn

Ballet 5:8's Beyond the Nutcracker at Stagg High School Performing Arts Center in Palos Hills

Maryland

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre

Massachusetts

Tony Williams Dance Center's Urban Nutcracker at Back Bay Events Center's John Hancock Hall (Boston)

José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Strand Theatre in Dorchester and at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Boston's Emerson College

Dance Prism's The Nutcracker at Jackson Arts Center in Fall River

Minnesota

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Nutcracker Fantasy at State Theatre in Minneapolis

Metropolitan Ballet's The Nutcracker at Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center in Minnetonka

Decadancetheatre's The Hip Hop Nutcracker at Saint Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

James Sewell Ballet's Nutcracker (not so) Suite at The Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center

New Jersey

New Jersey Ballet's The Nutcracker at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown

Decadancetheatre's The Hip Hop Nutcracker at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

New York

Dances Patrelle's The Yorkville Nutcracker at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in NYC

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre

Oregon

Oregon Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Portland's Keller Auditorium

Portland Festival Ballet's The Nutcracker at Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

Pennsylvania

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Tower Theater in Upper Darby

Texas

MBS Productions' A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker at Studio Theatre at the Addison Conference & Theatre Centre

Woodlands Ballet Ensemble's The Nutcracker at The Woodlands College Park High School

Washington

Olympic Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Everett Performing Arts Center and at Edmonds Center for the Arts

Pacific Northwest Ballet's The Nutcracker at Seattle's McCaw Hall

Washington, D.C.

The Fairfax Ballet's The Nutcracker at W.T. Woodson High School

Olney Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker at Olney Theatre Center

Virginia Ballet Company's The Nutcracker at Ernst Cultural Center in Annandale, VA

Rockville Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville, MD

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at George Mason University's Center for the Arts

The Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker at Warner Theatre

Ballet Theatre of Maryland's The Nutcracker at Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker at The Kennedy Center Opera House


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