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The Nutcracker

December 2018


   2:30 pm Sunday, December 16, 2018  


Box Office (888) 228-3630 

Special pricing available for seniors, military, educators, and students 

NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director and conductor WEBSITE
KAREN RUSSO BURKE artistic director and choreographer WEBSITE

Dayton Ballet invites you and your family to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition . . . Dayton Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker. Join little Clara in her dreamland adventures as she takes a magical trip to the Land of Sweets with the Sugarplum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier.

Dayton Ballet's The Nutcracker comprises an enormous cast, including the full professional Dayton Ballet company, dancers from Dayton Ballet II and the Dayton Ballet School, and over 100 children from the local Dayton area!

The outstanding cast has the pleasure of dancing to live music performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Neal Gittleman, giving Tchaikovsky's classic score the full, rich, gorgeous interpretation that it requires. The elegance, grace and sheer athleticism of Dayton Ballet's core ensemble and star dancers bring the drama to colorful life.

Before the performances and during intermissions, the Schuster Center Wintergarden bustles with the excitement.  Find the perfect holiday gift at the Dayton Ballet Boutique, peer into the famous whimsical Rike's window boxes, or treat yourself with candy and ice cream at the Graeter’s Sweet Shoppe.  An afternoon at The Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with the whole family!

Series sponsored by Dayton Power & Light Foundation

DP&L Foundation DPAA Innovation Partner—Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts 
Dayton Aerospace Presenting Sponsor  
The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation Leadership Sponsor  
Emerson Climate Technologies Leadership Sponsor  
Vectren Leadership Sponsor  
Dayton Daily News Sponsor of A December to Remember  
The Soin Family – Associate Sponsor  
Graeter's Manufacturing Company Supporting Sponsor 
One Call Now DPAA Communications Partner 
Booz Allen Hamilton Presenting Sponsor, Military Appreciation Program  


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