2017 Nutcracker


December 16 & 17, 2017

Nutcracker @ the Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake

Each year, the Berkshire Ballet Theatre, in conjunction with the Summers Academy of Dance, presents “The Nutcracker” at the Raue Center for the Arts in downtown Crystal Lake, IL.  Building on the success from last years almost entirely brand new Nutcracker with the addition of several new and exciting characters that our audience simply fell in love with, we are anticipating an equally if not bigger and better production this year! This spectacular production involves dancers from both our instructional and dance company programs, as well as guest artists from renowned dance companies and theatre companies throughout the United States.  The cast includes over 100 performers ranging in age from 5 to adult.

 For tickets visit

The Raue Center for the Arts Box Office

 Auditions for The Nutcracker are held in the summer.

Non-dancers are invited to audition and be a part of our party scene, including younger boys and adults. Dancers may audition once they are ready to attend kindergarten.  Once cast in the performance, dancers will take a ballet technique class as well as a rotational class.  Rehearsals will be held at the Summers Academy of Dance beginning in the fall.

Auditions for our 2017 Nutcracker are coming up this fall please call our front desk for our open call audition date in August 2017.