Dayton Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, December 13, 2019

2:30 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019

7:30 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019

2:30 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019

7:30 pm Friday, December 20, 2019

2:30 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019

7:30 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019

2:30 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019

6:00 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019

2:30 pm Monday, December 23, 2019

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer

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

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

Sugar Plum Tea: Sunday, December 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Dayton Woman’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402
Tickets: $20 for children and adults; to purchase, click here.
Yummy snacks and hot beverages provided. And a few surprises!
Sponsored by Dayton Ballet Barre

Sensory-Friendly Performance: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schuster Center. Click here for more information.

Dayton Ballet invites you 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 30 different schools in 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.

With ten performances so close to the Christmas holiday, The Nutcracker is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with family and guests!


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Emerson Climate Technologies Leadership Sponsor

Honda of America Leadership Sponsor

Vectren Foundation Leadership Sponsor

Graeter’s Ice Cream Supporting Sponsor
Jack W. & Sally D Eichelberger Foundation | Supporting Sponsor
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Dayton Aerospace, Inc. Military Appreciation Sponsor

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

Generous Annual Support