BalletMet The Nutcracker is a favorite holiday tradition in Columbus and will be performed at the historic Ohio Theatre from December 7-23, 2018. This show has been enjoyed in Columbus since 1974 and is something that you’ll want to see year after year with family and friends. While it isn’t one of the cheapest events in town, it’s one we consider “worth it”. BalletMet, with live music by Columbus Symphony Orchestra, will entertain all ages with the magical choreography, costumes, and sets.
The tale of the imaginative Clara, the nutcracker who turns into a prince, the Mouse King and the Sugarplum Fairy, will feature a large cast including BalletMet’s professional dancers from both its companies – BalletMet and BalletMet 2, along with 152 students from the BalletMet Academy. Each performance will have more than 122 characters onstage – including academy students in the roles of pages, party children, mice, and soldiers performing alongside BalletMet’s renowned professionals.
Performances are held December 7-23, 2018 at the Ohio Theatre. Arrive early or stay after and explore the holiday lights of downtown Columbus or dine at a local restaurant or bar. The Columbus Commons is just out the back door of the theatre, and will be illuminated in beautiful Christmas lights. There are several restaurants located on Main St., Gay St. and 4th Street that are within walking distance. We ate at Dirty Frank’s before the show last year, because we were limited on time. Depending on the time and date you select, you may be able to take advantage of some great happy hours in downtown Columbus!
Ticket prices range from $29 to $93 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.) and online at ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets are generally less expensive when ordered in person or on the phone through the box office, to avoid Ticketmaster fees.
BalletMet The Nutcracker Performances:
- Friday, 12/7 7:30 pm
- Saturday, 12/8 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
- Sunday, 12/9 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
- Friday, 12/14 7:30 pm
- Saturday, 12/15 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
- Sunday, 12/16 12:00 pm & 5:30 pm
- Wednesday, 12/19 7:30 pm
- Thursday, 12/20 7:30 pm
- Friday, 12/21 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
- Saturday, 12/22 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
- Sunday, 12/23 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Nutcracker photos via BalletMet
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