December 8-24, 2017 | Ohio Theatre

Friday, 12/8 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/9 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Sunday, 12/10 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Friday, 12/15 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/16 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12/17 12:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 12/20 7:30 pm
Thursday, 12/21 7:30 pm
Friday, 12/22 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/23 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12/24 2:00 pm

Choreography: Gerard Charles

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Create everlasting memories for you and yours with the magical return of The Nutcracker. Sparkling snow, charming characters, and wonderful surprises come to life as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince travel through the luminous Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A production co-created by Gerard Charles and Robert Post, this holiday classic also features live music from the Columbus Symphony and is sure to enchant everyone in the beautiful seats of the Ohio Theatre.

Create Memories at The Nutcracker

Waltz of the Flowers

Finding Clara

Photo Gallery

Run Time

Act I / 50 Mins
Intermission / 20 Mins
Act II / 40 Mins

Total Time: 1 Hr 40 Mins

Professional Company Casting

* indicates BalletMet 2 member

Nutcracker Prince

Nutcracker Prince

Michael Sayre 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/23 E
Jarrett Reimers 12/9 M, 12/10 E, 12/15 E, 12/16 E, 12/17 E, 12/22 E, 12/23 M
Martin Roosaare 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E
Jim Nowakowski 12/17 M, 12/22
Miguel Anaya 12/21 E, 12/24 M

Grown Up Clara

Grown Up Clara

Jessica Brown 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/22 M, 12/23 E
Arielle Friedman 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/17 E, 12/22 E
Caitlin Valentine-Ellis 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E
Carly Wheaton 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/23 M
Sophie Miklosovic 12/21 E, 12/24 M

Mouse King

Mouse King

Jarrett Reimers 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/21 E, 12/22 M, 12/23 E, 12/24 M
Austin Powers 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/17 E12/22 E
Gabriel Gaffney Smith 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E
Michael Sayre 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/23 M

Sugar Plum Fairy

Sugar Plum Fairy

Caitlin Valentine-Ellis 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/23 E
Grace-Anne Powers 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/21 E
Madeline Skelly 12/9 E, 12/10 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E
Lisset Santander 12/16 E, 12/22 E
Carly Wheaton 12/17 E, 12/22 M, 12/24 M
Kristie Latham 12/23 M

Herr Cavalier

Herr Cavalier

Miguel Anaya 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/23 E
William Newton 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/16 E, 12/21 E, 12/22 E
Romel Frometa 12/9 E, 12/10 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E, 12/23 M
Michael Sayre 12/17 E, 12/22 M, 12/24 M

Herr Drosselmeyer

Herr Drosselmeyer

Andres Estevez 12/9 M, 12/10 E, 12/15 E, 12/16 E, 12/17 E, 12/22 E, 12/23 M
Gabriel Gaffney Smith 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/21 E, 12/23 E, 12/24 M
Austin Powers 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E, 12/22 M

Grandma Stahlbaum

Grandma Stahlbaum

Kristie Latham 12/8 E, 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E, 12/24 M
Jessica Brown 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/17 E, 12/21 E, 12/22 E
Karen Wing 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/22 M, 12/23 E
Caitlin Valentine-Ellis 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/23 M

Herr Stahlbaum

Herr Stahlbaum

Romel Frometa 12/9 E, 12/10 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E, 12/23 M
William Newton 12/8 E, 12/9 M, 12/10 M, 12/15 E, 12/16 E, 12/17 M, 12/21 E, 12/22 E, 12/23 E
Michael Sayre 12/17 E, 12/22 M, 12/24 M

Frau Stahlbaum

Frau Stahlbaum

Lisset Santander 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/16 E, 12/17 M, 12/22 E, 12/23 E
Grace-Anne Powers 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/21 E
Madeline Skelly 12/9 E, 12/10 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E
Carly Wheaton 12/17 E, 12/22 M, 12/24 M
Kristie Latham 12/23 M

Spanish Doll

Spanish Doll

Karen Wing 12/8 E, 12/9 M, 12/17 E, 12/22 E
Jessica Brown 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E
Darian Kane 12/10 M, 12/21 E, 12/24 M
Lisset Santander 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/23 M
Kristie Latham 12/15 E, 12/23 E
Rachael Jones 12/17 M, 12/22 M

Chinese Doll

Chinese Doll

Martin Roosaare 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/23 E
Kohhei Kuwana 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/17 M, 12/22 M
Jim Nowakowski 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/17 E, 12/20 E, 12/22 E
Leiland Charles 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/23 M
Sean Rollofson 12/21 E, 12/24 M

Mother Ginger

Mother Ginger

Austin Powers 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/23 E
Jarrett Reimers 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/22 E, 12/24 M
Carlos Valdes* 12/9 E, 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/17 E, 12/20 E, 12/23 M
Brock Fowler* 12/16 M, 12/17 M, 12/20 E, 12/21 E, 12/22 M

Page Leader

Page Leader

Sophie Miklosovic 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/22 M, 12/23 E
Rachael Jones 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/17 E, 12/22 E
Karen Wing 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/20 E, 12/24 M
Arielle Friedman 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/21 E, 12/23 M

Arabians

Arabians

Lisset Santander & Jarrett Reimers 12/8 E, 12/10 M, 12/17 M, 12/21 E12/23 M
Carly Wheaton & Austin Powers 12/9 M, 12/15 E, 12/22 E
Kristie Latham & Sean Rollofson 12/9 E, 12/16 M, 12/17 E, 12/20 E
Grace-Anne PowersGabriel Gaffney Smith 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/22 M, 12/23 M
Madeline Skelly & William Newton 12/24 M

Trepak

Trepak

Jim NowakowskiKohhei Kuwana 12/8 E, 12/23 E
Peter Kurta & Romel Frometa 12/9 M, 12/15 E
Gabriel Gaffney Smith & Peter Kurta 12/9 E
Carlos Valdes*Kohhei Kuwana 12/10 M
Jim Nowakowski & Martin Roosaare 12/10 E, 12/16 E, 12/23 M
Carlos Valdes* & Peter Kurta 12/16 M, 12/21 E, 12/22 E
Leiland Charles & Sean Rollofson 12/17 M, 12/20 E, 12/22 M, 12/24 M
Gabriel Gaffney Smith & Romel Frometa 12/17 E

Meet the Characters

Clara Stahlbaum

When Clara’s godfather gives her a nutcracker at the Christmas party, she has no idea she will soon embark on a magical adventure. In her dreams (or are they really dreams?) she defeats the Mouse King and his mice to save her Nutcracker Prince. Then the diverse wonders of The Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy are displayed before her with all the magic of a little girl’s imagination.

Fritz Stahlbaum

Clara’s brother has a sense for the mischievous. When he becomes dismayed that he cannot crack nuts with his teeth like the nutcracker, Fritz breaks the nutcracker. But Herr Drosselmeyer quickly fixes the toy. Fritz is still looking for trouble and finds a rat with which to tease Clara.

Herr Drosselmeyer

Clara’s godfather and a long-time friend of the Stahlbaum family, Herr Drosselmeyer is a mysterious toymaker who gives Clara a life-like Spanish doll and her brother Fritz an exciting Spanish doll. Near the end of the party, Drosselmeyer gives Clara another special gift: a nutcracker.

The Nutcracker Prince

Hailing from the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker Prince has been entrapped in the nutcracker that Herr Drosselmeyer gives to Clara. When Clara frees him in the battle against the Mouse King, he takes her on an enchanting journey to his homeland.

Sugar Plum Fairy

After hearing the story of Clara rescuing the prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy arranges a grand celebration in their honor filled with astonishing surprises, including a reunion between Clara and her Spanish doll.

Mouse King

After learning of Clara’s nutcracker, the menacing Mouse King orders his minions to steal the nutcracker from her. The Mouse King and his minions battle Clara, the Spanish and Chinese dolls resulting in an even bigger battle between the toy soldiers and the mice, once Clara’s nutcracker comes to life.

Photo Credit
Photos: Jennifer Zmuda
Dancers: Miguel Anaya, Adrienne Benz, Jessica Brown, Carly Wheaton, Austin Powers, Martin Roosaare, Bethany Lee