In a world where sugarplums dance, rats are kings and toys come to life, one little girl goes on the adventure of a lifetime through the Land of Sweets. But is it all a dream? There’s only one way to find out. Accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker, presented since 1974, is Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition. Revel in the magic as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince meet exciting characters, absorb the bright colors and enjoy the classic adventure of The Nutcracker.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
|Friday, December 19 – 7:30 pm||Tuesday, December 23 – 2:00 pm SP|
|Saturday, December 20 – 2:00 pm||Tuesday, December 23 – 7:30 pm|
|Saturday, December 20 – 7:30 pm||Friday, December 26 – 2:00 pm SP|
|Sunday, December 21 – 1:00 pm||Friday, December 26 – 7:30 pm|
|Sunday, December 21 – 5:30 pm||Saturday, December 27 – 2:00 pm|
|Saturday, December 27 – 7:30 pm|
*SP denotes Sugar Plum Parade: Take a walk across the stage to see the sets, costumes and dancers up close!
International ballet dancers Venus Villa and Rolando Sarabia will be joining Cincinnati Ballet for several weeks this December to perform in The Nutcracker. Both Villa and Sarabia have
enjoyed distinguished careers that have allowed them opportunities to dance all over the world. Villa is originally from Cuba and has danced with the Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet
and Vienna Staatsoper Ballet. Sarabia, also from Cuba, is a gold medal winner at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as multiple other international competitions. They will be dancing the roles of the Snow King and Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier for select performances. Villa and Sarabia join us from Rome where they most recently appeared as guest artists with the Rome Opera Ballet in Don Quixote.
We have a voucher good for two tickets to the 40th anniversary of the Nutcracker. You pick the date! You have three chances to win. Make sure to comment separately for each entry to increase your chances. A winner will be chosen using random.org. All entries are due by Monday, Dec. 15 at noon. The winner will be announced on the Kenton County Public Library Facebook page Monday afternoon and have 24 hours to respond. Be sure to check the Library Facebook page. Kenton County Public Library employees and those living in their home are not eligible to win.
How to enter:
1. Comment here saying who you would take with you to the Nutcracker. (Required to enter)
2. Share this blog post on your Facebook page and tag the Kenton County Public Library. Be sure to comment here that you did (will be verified).
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