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The Nutcracker

December 2017


   7:30 pm Friday, December 15, 2017 
   2:30 pm Saturday, December 16, 2017
   7:30 pm Saturday, December 16, 2017
   2:30 pm Sunday, December 17, 2017
   7:30 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2017
   4:30 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2017
   4:30 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017
   2:30 pm Friday, December 22, 2017
   7:30 pm Friday, December 22, 2017
   2:30 pm Saturday, December 23, 2017

In the Wintergarden for all performances: Rike's Elf Windows, Nutcracker Boutique, and Graeter's Sweet Shoppe 

Sugar Plum Tea: Sunday, December 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Dayton Ballet Barre 
Dayton Woman's Club, 225 N. Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402 
Tickets: $15 for children and adults; to purchase, click here 
Children will have an opportunity for photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker, learn dance steps, color, and hear the story of The Nutcracker before the performance. 

KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer

Dayton Ballet invites you to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition . . . Dayton Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker

With magical choreography by Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke, delectable sets by designer Ray Zupp, and stunning costumes by Lowell Mathwich, the story of little Clara and her adventures in the Land of Sweets comes to life on the Mead Theatre Stage.

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 Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Neal Gittleman, again takes up residence in the orchestra pit, giving Tchaikovsky's music 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 immediate, colorful life.

Before the performances and during intermissions, the Schuster Center Wintergarden bustles with the excitement of the holiday season.  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.

With ten performances so close to the Christmas holiday, The Nutcracker is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with family and guests. Make this enchanting story ballet a part of your family's holiday tradition!

DP&L Foundation DPAA Innovation Partner—Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts
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

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