It wouldn’t be Christmas season without a visit to that storybook world where all the toys come to life. No we’re not talking about Buzz Lightyear. We’re talking about The Nutcracker and there are several productions around Long Island this month including two at the Patchogue Theatre. The first, an annual favorite since 2000, the American Dance Theatre of Long Island’s production of Clara’s Dream, The Nutcracker has delighted audiences of all ages. This magical tale waltzes into the Patchogue Theatre December 4 - 6. The dancers at Ovations Dance Repertory Company have been known to put on a fabulous rendition of The Nutcracker Suite. Billed as the only full-length Nutcracker in the area, the dancers are accompanied by the 25-piece band The Atlantic Wind Symphony. This is The Nutcracker for true ballet lovers, and admirers of this captivating world can be mesmerized on December 12 and 13 at the Patchogue Theatre.