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The Nutcracker

December 2018


   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

Sensory-friendly Nutcracker performance December 20 at 2:00 pm—click here for details   

Box Office (888) 228-3630

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 

Post-performance Q&A with dancers at the front of the theater

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!   


Dayton Ballet invites you to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performing 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.

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

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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