The Nutcracker

December 7-23, 2018 | Ohio Theatre

Friday, 12/7 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/8 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Sunday, 12/9 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Friday, 12/14 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/15 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12/16 12:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 12/19 7:30 pm
Thursday, 12/20 7:30 pm
Friday, 12/21 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, 12/22 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12/23 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm

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Choreography: Gerard Charles

Music: Tchaikovsky

Witness magic in the making at The Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition that has stood the test of time. Co-created by Gerard Charles and Robert Post, this spellbinding production invites you inside the earnest and imaginative dreams of young Clara as she journeys with her Nutcracker Prince to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set to Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement, The Nutcracker is an adventure for all who believe in holiday enchantment.

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Dancing with the Nutcracker

Get ready for the holiday season with our annual Dancing with the Nutcracker event. This family-friendly event will be held Sunday, November 11th at our downtown location.  Come early to enjoy crafts, coloring stations,  photo ops, and exclusive discounts on The Nutcracker tickets! Then join us for an enchanting interactive story time featuring costumed dancers from BalletMet 2 and the Academy. All ages are welcome!

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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.

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