BBT Nutcracker


Nutcracker @ 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 Raue Center for the Arts in downtown Crystal Lake, IL.  An Enchanting holiday favorite featuring over 100 performers from the Berkshire Ballet Theatre & Summers Academy of Dance, professional guest dancers, performers from the award winning Williams Street Repertory. And, of course, one very special Nutcracker Doll, performed on the majestic stage at  Raue Center for the Arts.
Layering on the success from each past year, with the addition of an new part for our little 3 & 4 year old dancers. Our audience will waddle all the way through our beautiful snow pas de deux scene with these this fiesta little penguins.

We are anticipating an even bigger production this year, so please don’t wait to get your tickets!

Tickets starting at $28, for more information on ticketing please visit

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 3 years old.  A parent meeting will be held in early fall to review all the exciting details about participating in our Nutcracker performance. Rehearsals will be held at the Summers Academy of Dance beginning in the fall.