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BalletMet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Ohio Theatre

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One of Columbus’ most cherished holiday traditions dating back to 1974 is returning to the Ohio Theatre this week.

“The Nutcracker” opens on Thursday at the Ohio Theatre with 20 performances through Dec. 23. The production will feature more than 180 academy students and trainees alongside the professional company and BalletMet 2.

“The Nutcracker has become an expectation in our community every holiday season, and we cannot wait to bring it back again this year,” said BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. “Many of our dancers have performed The Nutcracker hundreds of times, but the magic of this ballet is still palpable year after year. It’s an honor to share this production with Columbus yet again.”

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‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘The Nutcracker’ among BalletMet’s 2023-24 lineup

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — “Romeo and Juliet,” a tribute to Frank Sinatra and “The Nutcracker” are among the upcoming lineup of shows BalletMet announced this week, ahead of the company’s first-in-a-decade production of “Swan Lake” opening on Friday.

The professional ballet company and dance academy selected a roster of five shows for its 46th season, including audience favorites and works entirely new to Columbus. Productions next season will be brought to life at the Davidson Theatre and the Ohio Theatre, currently home to “Swan Lake.”

On stage in central Ohio for the first time in 10 years, “Swan Lake” is one of the most recognizable ballets and follows the swan maidens’ story of temptation and tragedy as they glide to the music of Tchaikovsky. Purchase tickets here for the production which runs from Friday to Sunday.

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