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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

An unforgettable holiday experience... treasured family memories that will last a lifetime

Light the fire in a child’s heart and spark your own childlike wonder with this beloved trip into a land where toy soldiers fight rat armies, snowflakes come dancing to life, and the sugarplum fairy presides over it all with the wave of a wand. The enduring magic of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker sets the season a-sparkle, creating memories your family will cherish forever. We remain the only company west of the Mississippi licensed to perform Balanchine’s version.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7:30p
Wed, Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:30p
Thur, Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:30p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 2:00p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:30 p
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 7:30p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2:00p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 7:30p
Tues, Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:00p

*OBT Orchestra performs live

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7:30p
Wed, Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:30p
Thur, Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:30p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 2:00p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:30 p
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 7:30p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2:00p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 7:30p
Tues, Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:00p

*OBT Orchestra performs live

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

PHOTOS & VIDEO

To view the photo gallery on Flickr, click HERE
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / December 8 - 23, 2012 George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / December 8 - 23, 2012 George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / December 8 - 23, 2012 George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / December 8 - 23, 2012
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / December 8 - 23, 2012 George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / December 8 - 23, 2012 George Balanchine's The Nutcracker / December 8 - 23, 2012  

OPB ART BEAT: A glimpse at a day in the life of young dancers, rehearsing for The Nutcracker.

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7:30p
Wed, Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:30p
Thur, Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:30p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 2:00p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:30 p
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 7:30p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2:00p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 7:30p
Tues, Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:00p

*OBT Orchestra performs live

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

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Doors open 75 minutes before each performance. Here are a few reasons to come early:

NutcrackerTake the magic home with you!

From collectible Nutcrackers, to sparkling tiaras, glittery snow globes and handmade wooden commemorative ornaments, we’ve got your Nutcracker keepsakes covered!

The OBTique also features children’s tutus, fairy wings and wands, books, kaleidoscopes, our 13-14 Season T-shirt, and new OBT glass coasters. Every dollar spent in our OBTique goes directly to support the company this season! Visit us in the lobby before curtain, during the intermission and after the show.


Have your photo taken with the Sugarplum Fairy in the Land of Sweets

Arrive early to go on your own journey to the Land of Sweets where you’ll meet characters from The Nutcracker, including the Sugarplum Fairy herself!
Take home a commemorative photo, along with some sweet holiday treats.

The Land of Sweets is located on the First Balcony level. Passes may be purchased at any OBTique location. Doors open 70 minutes before curtain.


Take the magic home with you!

Join Dance Historian and Teaching Artist Brook Manning and get a head start on OBT performances. Performance Perspectives:

  • Offers context for the performance
  • Demystifies ballet’s exacting movement vocabulary
  • Ventures into dance history
  • Investigates the process of dance production

1 hour before curtain for all performances. Orchestra Level seating, Keller Auditorium
 

Performance Perspectives


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It only takes $15 for you to share one of our most treasured holiday traditions with someone in need. Last year, we shared the wonder with over 1,200 people. This year we plan to reach 1,500 people. Will you help us achieve that goal?

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7:30p
Wed, Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:30p
Thur, Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:30p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 2:00p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:30 p
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 7:30p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2:00p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 7:30p
Tues, Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:00p

*OBT Orchestra performs live

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

PREVIEWS & REVIEWS

2012 REVIEWS...

Read the full review by Catherine Thomas, Special to The Oregonian Here

“[T]he dance contains abundant evidence of the company's consistently high levels of artistry and professionalism under Stowell's tenure.” - Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian

“…filled with bravura performances of Balanchine's intricate choreography.” - Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian

“Standouts were Javier Ubell in astonishingly high jumps culminating in mid-air splits, Chauncey Parsons in tricky turns and hula hoop acrobatics, and Julia Rowe's musicality and lightness in her role as Dewdrop, the ballet's most formidable, surrounded by a majestic corps of Flowers.” - Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian

“Most magical were Yuka Iino and Brian Simcoe as The Sugarplum Fairy and Her Cavalier in a Grand Pas de Deux.”- Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian

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PERFORMANCE DATES
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 14, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 15, 2013 at 7:30p
Wed, Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:30p
Thur, Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:30p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 2:00p
Fri, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:30 p
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sat, Dec. 21, 2013 at 7:30p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 2:00p*
Sun, Dec. 22, 2013 at 7:30p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2:00p
Mon, Dec. 23, 2013 at 7:30p
Tues, Dec. 24, 2013 at 12:00p

*OBT Orchestra performs live

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

CASTING

Casting is subject to change and is posted the week before opening.

THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 14 & 15, 2013

DEC 14 at 2:00
DEC 14 at 7:30
DEC 15 at 2:00
DEC 15 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
ALISON ROPER
XUAN CHENG
HAIYAN WU
ALISON ROPER
Her Cavalier
BRETT BAUER
BRIAN SIMCOE
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
BRETT BAUER
Dewdrop
XUAN CHENG
CANDACE BOUCHARD
MARTINA CHAVEZ
XUAN CHENG

THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 18 - 20, 2013

DEC 18 at 7:30
DEC 19 at 7:30
DEC 20 at 2:00
DEC 20 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
ANSA DEGUCHI
XUAN CHENG
ANSA DEGUCHI
HAIYAN WU
Her Cavalier
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
BRIAN SIMCOE
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
Dewdrop
HAIYAN WU
CANDACE BOUCHARD
XUAN CHENG
ALISON ROPER

THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 21 & 22, 2013

DEC 21 at 2:00
DEC 21 at 7:30
DEC 22 at 2:00
DEC 22 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
XUAN CHENG
ALISON ROPER
Her Cavalier
BRIAN SIMCOE
BRETT BAUER
Dewdrop
MARTINA CHAVEZ
HAIYAN WU

THE NUTCRACKER - DECEMBER 23 & 24, 2013

DEC 23 at 2:00
DEC 23 at 7:30
DEC 24 at NOON
Sugarplum Fairy
Her Cavalier
Dewdrop

 

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