The Nutcracker comes alive in Ohio.

This year take time to enjoy one of the many Nutcracker performances happening around our state or take a trip to Steubenville, Ohio and stand face-to-face with life size nutcrackers.

STEUBENVILLE NUTCRACKER VILLAGE

At the Steubenville Nutcracker Village you will find the world’s largest collection of lifesize nutcrackers.  The nutcrackers are displayed throughout Fort Steuben Park and Market Street. Each nutcracker stand 6-feet tall and masterfully crafted to represent various themes.   In addition to the Village you can also enjoy time at the Advent Market which is also located at Fort Steuben Park.  New this year is Fort Steuben Gingerbread Village.

The Village is open November 26 – January 4, 2020.
(Light up the night is November 26, 2019)
The village is free and open to the public.

Advent Market Regular Hours: Friday – Sunday 3PM-9PM
Nov. 29 – Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15, Dec 20-22, and Dec 27-29, 2019

For are visitor information visit VisitSteubenville.com.


NUTCRACKER BALLET PERFORMANCES

The music, the dancing, and the mystical nutcracker beacons us all to the theater to enjoy a production that for so many has become a family tradition.

Here is our list of upcoming  2019 Ohio productions of  “The Nutcracker”.  We hope you find time this holiday season to enjoy this wonderful tale, as told by so many talented dancers and musicians around the state.

MOSCOW BALLET’S “Great Russian Nutcracker”
Date: November 5, 2019
Time: 7PM
Location: Stocker Arts Center
1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035
website

NUTCRACKER
presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Dates: November 30, December 1, 7-8, 2019
Times: Nov 30 2PM & 7PM | Dec 1  2PM | Dec 7 2PM & 7PM | Dec 8 2PM
Location:  Akron Civic Theater
182 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44308
website

THE NUTCRACKER
presented by The Cleveland Ballet
Dates: December 5-8, 12-15, 2019
Times: THU 7pm | FRI 11AM & 7PM | Sat 1PM & 7PM | Sun 1PM
Location: Playhouse Square | Hanna Theatre
1501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio
Ticket sales: 216.241.6000 | website

THE CELTIC NUTCRACKER 
performed by the Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music
Date: December 7, 2019
Times:  2PM & 6PM
Location: Lincoln Theatre
769 E/ Long Street, Columbus, Ohio
Tickets: 614.469.0939 | website

THE NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 7-8, 2019
Times: Saturday 7PM | Sunday 2PM
Location: Performing Arts Center, Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Road, Wooster, OH
330.988.8811 | website

Presented by Ballet Wooster. Don’t miss the holiday tradition for all ages, with a cast of over 90 including Ballet Wooster students, professional guest artists, and community performers, plus magical sets and costumes and 100% chance of snow!

📷Marlane Kennedy Photography, from Ballet Wooster’s 2017 Nutcracker

 

 

Coming in from out of town?  Need a place to stay contact the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau for assistance.  

 

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
Date:  December 13, 2019
Time: 8PM
Location: Playhouse Square | State Theater
1501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio
Ticket sales: 216.241.6000 | website

photo credit: Playhouse Square

THE NUTCRACKER
A North Point Ballet Tradition
Dates: December 13-15, 2019
Location: Lorain Palace Theater
617 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, OH
website

THE NUTCRACKER
performed by The Canton Ballet
Dates: December 13-15, 2019
Times: FRI 7:30 PM | SAT 2PM & 7:30 PM | SUN 2PM
Location:  Cultural Center for the Arts
1001 Market Avenue N., Canton, OH 44702
330.455.7220 | website

BALLETMET’S presents THE NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 13-15, 19-24, 26-28, 2019
Times: See website
Location:  Ohio Theatre
Columbus, Ohio
39 E. State Street, Columbus, OH
614.469.0939 | website

In addition to the regular performances, the BalletMet offers a special “My First Nutcraker” production on December 26, 2019 from 11AM – Noon.  “Suitable for kids ages 4 and under, the show features all the magic of the full performance but with a shortened storyline.”

CITY BALLET OF CLEVELAND’S UNIQUELY CLEVELAND NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 14-15, 2019
Times: Sat 7PM | Sun 2PM
Location:  St. Ignatius High School Breen Center for the Performing Arts
2008 W. 30th St., Cleveland, OH  44113
website

THE NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 14-15, 2019
Location:  Ohio Star Theater
1387 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek, Ohio
website

Tickets for The Nutcracker are $20/per person + $4 processing fee.

TOLEDO BALLET’S 79TH ANNUAL NUTCRACKER
Dates: December 14-15, 2019
Times: Dec 14, 2PM & 7PM | Dec 15, 2PM
Location:  Stranahan Theater
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43614
website

THE NUTCRACKER 
performed by the Dayton Ballet
Dates:  December 14-23, 2019
Times:  See website
Location: Schuster Performing Arts Center – Wintergarden
One West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
888.228.3630 | website 

MOSCOW BALLET’S NUTCRACKER
Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 7PM
Location: Deyor Performing Arts Center
260 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, OH 44503
330-744-0264 | website

 

Coming in from out of town?  Need a place to stay contact the Mahoning County Convention and & Visitors Bureau for assistance.  

 

THE NUTCRACKER
performed by the Cincinnati Ballet
Dates: December 19-29, 2019
Times: see website
Location:  Cincinnati Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio 44202
website

THE NUTCRACKER
A North Point Ballet Tradition
Dates: December 20-22, 2019
Location: Magnificat Performing Arts Center
20770 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, Ohio
website

📷:Center Photography


Have you ever wondered about the history of The Nutcracker production?  The origin of this classic fairy tale can be found here.

Fun facts:

  • The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”by Prussian author E. T. A. Hoffmann (c.1816)
  • The first performance of the Nutcracker Ballet was at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.  (c. 1892)
  • The San Francisco Opera Ballet was the first company to perform the full ballet in North America. (c. 1944)
  • No Sugar Plums Here: The Dark, Romantic Roots Of ‘The Nutcracker‘” – NPR

 


 

Article: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
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