The Nutcracker

Presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio

Venue: Akron Civic Theatre

City: Akron

Ballet Theatre Of Ohio Celebrates 21 years of The Nutcracker!
Ballet Theatre of Ohio (BTO), under the artistic direction of Christine Meneer, is thrilled to celebrate the 21st anniversary of The Nutcracker with performances Dec. 30th - December 8th. A special encore presentation of the Nutty Nutcracker will be at 7pm on Friday Dec. 6, 2013 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

BTO's Nutty Nutcracker is a comedic take on our holiday classic. Performed to the same brilliant Tchaikovsky score, on the same beautiful set as our traditional Nutcracker, this delightful spoof of America's favorite holiday classic will have audiences chuckling, giggling - even laughing out loud at the ballet!! This is not your Grandma's Nutcracker! (but Grandma will love it!) Our Nutty Nutcracker will appeal to those who are regular attendees of our traditional Nutcracker, as well as those coming out for the first time. This light hearted, lively romp will get your holiday season off to a very merry start!

Annual Nutcracker attendees know that coming out to Akron's "Jewel on Main Street", as the Akron Civic Theatre is known, is so much more than a simple trip to the ballet - it is an event not to be missed! Whether it's your first time, or an annual tradition, the moment you step through the door into the lobby of the grand theatre you will feel the joy of the season. You'll be greeted by the Nutcracker and his soldiers as they pass out candy canes. At the top of the grande staircase, families can be seen lining up in front of the Nutcracker Tree - a favorite photo op for your family Christmas card. Add to, or start your own nutcracker collection from BTO's extraordinary boutique featuring over 100 different nutcrackers of all shapes and sizes! Have your photo taken with Santa in his charming workshop, where he waits to hear each child's Christmas wish.
BTO will present TRADITIONAL Nutcracker performances: Nov. 30 at 2 pm and 7 pm; Dec. 1 at 2 pm; Dec. 7 at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Dec. 8 at 2 pm. Ticket prices are $46, $34, and $22. Nutty Nutcracker will be one show only on Dec. 7 at 7:00. Discounts are available until Nov. 17 by calling BTO 330-688-6065. Tickets are also available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office at 330-253-2488 and Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one hour prior to the performance so families can visit with Santa and the Nutcracker, and enjoy all the wonderful sights to see!

  • November 30, 2013 – December 8, 2013
  • Sat Nov 30 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat Nov 30 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 01 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 07 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 06 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM