Combine an overnight at our Ohio Bed and Breakfast, Whispering Pines with this delightful ballet in Canton, a short 30 drive.
Under the artistic direction of Cassandra Crowley Canton Ballet will present its sparkling holiday showpiece, The Nutcracker, in four performances on December 10, 11 and 12 at Canton’s Palace Theatre. Performance times are Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; and Sunday, 2:00 pm.
Canton Ballet has offered its beloved audience favorite since its first public performance in 1968. The tale of The Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816, has fascinated and inspired artists, composers and audiences for almost 200 years. Its first presentation as a classic ballet took place at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1892.
One of the brightest stars on northeast Ohio’s annual holiday scene, Canton Ballet’s The Nutcracker is presented in lavish sets and glittering costumes to the gorgeous music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by Crowley, Canton Ballet choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo and former assistant artistic director Carol Hageman.
In two acts The Nutcracker tells the story of a Christmas Eve in 1860 at the home of young Clara and her family during their holiday party. The mysterious magician Drosselmeyer makes a surprise visit and presents Clara with a very special Nutcracker doll. Thus begins the amazing journey of Clara and her Nutcracker prince—from a frenzied battle between life-sized toy soldiers and mice through the kingdom of Snow to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Admission is $18-22 and tickets may be purchased online at cantonballet.com or by telephone at 330-455-6880.
The beautifully restored historic Palace Theatre is located at 605 Market Ave. N. in downtown Canton.
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