The Nutcracker

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, December 14, 2018

2:30 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018

7:30 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018

2:30 pm Sunday, December 16, 2018

7:30 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018

2:30 pm Friday, December 21, 2018

7:30 pm Friday, December 21, 2018

2:30 pm Saturday, December 22, 2018

7:30 pm Saturday, December 22, 2018

2:30 pm Sunday, December 23, 2018

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 16 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: $20 for children and adults; to purchase, click here
Snacks and hot beverages provided, as well as a few surprises!
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer

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 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 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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Jack W. & Sally D Eichelberger Foundation
| Supporting Sponsor

Generous Annual Support