For those of us who cannot get enough holiday cheer and celebration, DANCECleveland has lined up five festive performances for the holiday overachiever.
December 1 to 4
The Breen Center for the Performing Arts
1911 West 30th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 33113
The story remains timeless, but The Snowman has had a makeover! Join The Dancing Wheels Company for the unveiling of their new sets & crisp new costumes. After Sunday’s public performance the festivities continue in the lobby with a Sunday/Sundae Social! Join the cast, the Snowman, and Santa for snow cones, ice cream sundaes and other seasonal sweets.
December 1 and December 2, Student Matinese at 10:30am
December 4 at 2:00pm
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call 216-432-0306.
Ballet Theatre of Ohio
December 2 to 4
Akron Civic Theatre
182 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Ballet Theatre of Ohio presents its Nutcracker Series! This performance series is held at the historic Akron Civic Theatre in downtown Akron. Voted Akron’s #1 Holiday Show by Akron Beacon Journal readers, this classic has become a treasured holiday tradition for hundreds of families.
December 2 at 7:00pm
December 3 at 2:00 and 7:00pm
December 4 at 2:00pm
Tickets may be purchased through Akron Civic Theatre at (330) 253-2488. Phones are open Monday-Friday from 11am-5:30pm.
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
5 Performances Only!
December 8 to 11
State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s performance of NUTCRACKER is a warm, holiday celebration for the entire family! From a magical tree to a battle between mice and soldiers, NUTCRACKER enchants and delights. Royal Winnipeg’s NUTCRACKER is presented by Fifth Third Bank.
December 8 and December 9 at 7:00pm
December 10 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
December 11 at 2:00pm
For more information and to purchase tickets click here or call 216-241-6000.
Canton Ballet Presents
December 9 to 11
Canton Palace Theatre
605 Market Street North
Canton, Ohio 44702
See this classic tale come to life! Enjoy classic sets, elegant costumes and Drosselmeyer’s magic as young Clara’s 1860 Christmas Eve dream of a Nutcracker Prince and the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy comes true in all its splendor.
December 9 at 7:30 pm
December 10 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
December 11 at 2:00 pm
For more information and to order tickets online go here.
Ohio Dance Theatre
December 16 to 18
Stocker Arts Center
(On the campus of Lorain County Community College)
1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035
Usher in the holidays with this hallmark family tradition – a tree that grows, battling mice and extraordinary dancers. Ohio Dance Theatre’s fully staged production provides a visual delight for children of all ages. From the lavish grace of the Dew Drop Fairy to the frantic footwork of the mischievous mice, Ohio Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker is filled with wonder and surprises.
December 16 at 7:30pm Student Matinee at 10:00am
Dec. 17 at 7:30pm
Dec. 18 at 2:00pm
For information and tickets call 440-366-4040 or 800-995-5222 ext. 4040. Tickets and information are also located here.
Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak
Dance Company from Israel
January 28 to29
Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
1511 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Once the dust has settled from the holidays, take time to enjoy something original and different. From the innovative minds of Israeli choreographer Inbal Pinto and director Avshalom Pollak comes Oyster, a magical and mysterious work that combines the dreamlike qualities of Fellini and the keen intellect of Pina Bausch. Enter a fantastic circus-world of wandering street acrobats and oddly beautiful creatures. Performers and dancers in doll-like make-up, spiky blonde wigs, and tutus alternately become puppets or puppeteers. The unique movement combines ballet, contemporary, mime and acrobatics in an unforgettable, magical evening.
Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company was founded in 1992 and has toured the globe to critical acclaim. The company consists of 12 dancer/actors working among various artistic disciplines to create new work informed by memories, longings, ideas and imagination.
Tickets on sale now!
Call 216.241.6000 or visit
Groups of 10 or more can receive special ticket discounts!
Call DANCECleveland at 216.991.9000