See the Nutcracker Ballet at Sandusky State Theatre

A beloved holiday tradition like none other.
Amanda Amsel
Nov 20, 2013

“It is a wonderful family tradition, so we are thrilled that we are able to bring this performance to the community,” said David Taylor, executive director of the Sandusky State Theatre. “We did this performance last year and many people requested we bring it back this year. There was just so much interest and excitement we had to have the performance again this year.”

The Ballet Theatre of Toledo will be performing the production, however there will be locals in the ballet as well. The theatre company opened up auditions to the area residents and some locals were selected to perform in the production.

Want to go?

WHAT: The Nutcracker Ballet
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky
COST: $22 to $69/person

The holiday production centers around a little girl whose nutcracker doll comes to life and takes her on a whirlwind journey to the Land of Sweets. At the mystical land she meets exciting characters like the Sugar Plum Fairy.

“This is such a beloved ballet because is passed on from generation to generation,” Taylor said. “Our grandparents watched this ballet, so did our parents and now we are passing it on to our children.”

While most ballets are hard to follow this ballet is universally understood and is playful and charming.

“The music is beautiful and easy to listen to,” Taylor said. “This ballet has become a family tradition that people count on each year, so we are excited to be able to ensure that this tradition continues for area families.”

Tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet range from $22-$69 a person.

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