George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
This is a past event. Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 2:00pm
Keller Auditorium 222 S.W. Clay St., Portland, OR 97201
"The city’s largest dance company never fails to schedule this fever dream of a holiday ballet, and its gifted dancers never fail to bring it to life. The addition of scores of the company’s ballet students make this show a holiday spectacle in the best way." - Oregon Arts Watch
Presented by Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT). Sometimes the best journeys are the ones we take to familiar places – filled with warmth, tradition and new memories waiting to be made. Oregon Ballet Theatre’s annual performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker has brought joy to the holidays for 14 years. Join Marie and her charming Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes, to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugarplum Fairy – all to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score.
Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker features magnificent scenery and elaborate costumes. The company remains one of only a handful in the nation with rights to produce George Balanchine’s version of this holiday classic. OBT is pleased to announce the addition of two more shows this year featuring the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s magical score live.
Featuring the OBT Orchestra for 12 select performances. View event website for details.