Get Nutty

Deemed as one of the most traditional holiday events in the city, Balletmet’s The Nutcracker returns December 8th – 23rd at the Ohio Theatre. The Nutcracker captures all the wonder and childlike joy of the season with beautiful dancing, live music from the Columbus Symphony, touches of humor, opulent scenery and the unforgettable voice of Roger Moore as the narrator.

But the holiday tradition has truly become an event beyond just the main performance. Extra events such as The Nutcracker Celebrity Storytime (occurring 30 minutes prior to several of the matinee shows), the Firefighters 4 Kids Toy Drive (donate an unwrapped toy at the Balletmet Dance Center and receive a special gift, while supplies last) and a special Salute to Seniors Performance on December 21st , truly make this something for all ages.

In addition, if you are looking for a more formal way to enjoy the wonders of Clara and the magical creatures of The Nutcracker, escape to this year’s Nutcracker Ball held December 1st at Lane Aviation. All Proceeds will benefit BalletMet's performances, Academy and Education/Outreach Programs. For additional information and to purchase tickets for The Nutcracker Ball, contact Barbara Markus at (614) 586-8671. To purchase tickets for The Nutcracker performances visit