Events

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

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City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its 10th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

When the curtain opens, audience members are transported to the beautiful home of one of Cleveland’s most notable families. As the holiday party continues, children and adults will delight in the joy portrayed on stage. Once all the guests have departed for the evening, the real excitement begins. Who will win tonight’s game-the Mouse King and his army or the Nutcracker and his team? Follow young Katherine on a journey to the lands of her dreams in this uniquely Cleveland twist of a holiday classic.

Advance tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door are $45 and $35, respectively. The Breen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2008 W. 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. For more information, call 216-848-9088.

We look forward to seeing you for a magical performance.

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

Purchase Tickets Here

City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its 10th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

When the curtain opens, audience members are transported to the beautiful home of one of Cleveland’s most notable families. As the holiday party continues, children and adults will delight in the joy portrayed on stage. Once all the guests have departed for the evening, the real excitement begins. Who will win tonight’s game-the Mouse King and his army or the Nutcracker and his team? Follow young Katherine on a journey to the lands of her dreams in this uniquely Cleveland twist of a holiday classic.

Advance tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door are $45 and $35, respectively. The Breen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2008 W. 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. For more information, call 216-848-9088.

We look forward to seeing you for a magical performance.

The Sugarplum Fairy Tea

“While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” The holiday season will soon be here, and what better way to celebrate the start of this magical time than with City Ballet of Cleveland’s Sugarplum Fairy Tea?
Tickets go on sale on September 12!
Enjoy a charming afternoon of delicious delights and endearing performances, including an appearance from the Sugarplum Fairy, in the Grand Ballroom of the Shaker Heights Country Club. In addition, children will enjoy fun art activities and movement experiences, and their grown-ups can have the chance to start the holiday shopping a little early and enter for the chance to win an exciting raffle basket or two.
Tickets purchased online from Monday, September 26, 2022–Tuesday, November 8, 2022, are guaranteed preferred seating at the event. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. Tickets purchased after November 8, 2022, or at the door increase by $10. Valet parking is included with your ticket purchase.
Shaker Heights Country Club, 44122

NUTCRACKER AUDITION

City Ballet of Cleveland is holding its annual Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker audition on Sunday, September 18th, from 12:30 pm–4:00 pm [subject to change]. The audition is open to all area ballet dancers ages eight and older. Dancers auditioning for pointe roles, including Act I Snow and Act II Waltz of the Flowers, should wear their pointe shoes to audition. Potential dancers do not need to be students at Cleveland City Dance; however, students must be enrolled in classes at their current studio or Cleveland City Dance during the rehearsal process.

The 2022 Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker performances are scheduled for December 17th at 7:00 pm and December 18th at 2:00 pm at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts, 1911 W 30th & Lorain Rd Cleveland, (Ohio City) OH.

A pre-registration form and $25 audition fee should be submitted by Thursday, September 15th.

Application forms and full details are here:

Audition Form

There is free parking at the studio’s rear entrance off Drexmore Rd, behind the movie theater.

City Ballet of Cleveland Annual Gala

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Enjoy an enchanted evening of ballet, music, and mingling with friends old and new, and performances from Company members and alumnae. Bid on live auction items of fun-filled Swan Lake inspired surprises. Toast with signature cocktails, libations, and hors d’ouevres. Allow yourself to take in the beauty and magic of these young dancers while supporting the fine arts in northeast Ohio.

Discounted Single Ticket = $125, after February 12th $150*

Discounted Double Ticket = $200, after February 12th $220*

Support 2022 City Ballet of Cleveland Annual Gala in the following ways:

Artistic Director = $5,000; 10 guests, reserved table, and a full-page advertisement in the Gala program

Princess Odette & Prince Siegfried = $2,500; 8 guests, reserved table, and a three-quarter page advertisement in the Gala program

White & Black Swans = $2,000; 6 guests, reserved table, and a half-page advertisement in the Gala program

Little Swans = $1,500; 4 guests, reserved table, and a quarter-page advertisement in the Gala program

Court Ladies & Gentlemen = $1,000; 2 guests, reserved table, and a business card advertisement in the Gala program

*All ticket sales and sponsorship are non-refundable.

Cocktail Attire.

Valet Parking Provided.

Email info@cityballetofcleveland.org for more information.

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

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City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 18, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. In its 9th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

The performance will be available to enjoy in-person at the theater or live-streamed via the comfort of your home.

Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s performance will return to its full-length grandeur. Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams. This performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages with a uniquely Cleveland view of a holiday classic.

Tickets are $40 for in-person and $25 for live-stream. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit City Ballet of Cleveland or call 216-848-9088.

The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker

Purchase Tickets Here

City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 18, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. In its 9th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

The performance will be available to enjoy in-person at the theater or live-streamed via the comfort of your home.

Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s performance will return to its full-length grandeur. Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams. This performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages with a uniquely Cleveland view of a holiday classic.

Tickets are $40 for in-person and $25 for live-stream. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit City Ballet of Cleveland or call 216-848-9088.

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS

Please examine whether you can commit to the performance dates and your individual rehearsal time(s) before you audition and accept a role.

The non-refundable audition fee of $25 and audition form are due Thursday, September 16, 2021. Thereafter it is $40 (non-refundable).

Mandatory parent meeting with the Director from 3:30–4:15

There is free parking at the studio’s rear entrance off Drexmore Rd, behind the movie theater. 

Who is Eligible: Students aged 7+ (Beginning Ballet level or with a minimum of 1year current ballet experience) from ALL area dance schools, and intermediate through advanced level dancers who are en pointe. Please wear pointe shoes to audition for roles en pointe. Students must continue to take ballet classes during the rehearsal season. 

Rehearsals: will take place every week at Cleveland City Dance (CCD) starting Thursday, September 23 through Friday, December 17, a full-dress rehearsal on stage at The Breen starting at 5:00 pm. 

Performances: 7 pm Saturday, December 18th and 2 pm Sunday, December 19th, 2021, at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts, 1911 W 30th & Lorain Rd Cleveland (Ohio City) OH 

2020 NUTCRACKER COMMEMORATIVE TEE SHIRT

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Masking up an updated City Ballet of Cleveland’s 2020 Nutcracker tee shirt. Featuring a design inspired by the famous “transportation guardians” from our beloved Hope Memorial Bridge. Brian Diehl, a native Clevelander, has donated this design and the tees include a complete cast list on the back. Perfect gift for your friends and family!

New colors and styles—happy shopping.

Shirts are a fundraiser to support City Ballet of Cleveland and for sale only until December 1, 2020. Get yours today!

 

2020 UNIQUELY CLEVELAND NUTCRACKER—VIRTUAL tickets on sale now!

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City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 19, 2020. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we will be live-streaming this performance so that we can still share this rich tradition with our families, friends, and donors! Directed by Courtney Laves-Mearini, this year’s guest artists are Diana Yohe-Parr [company alumni] and Joseph Parr in the roles of the Snow Queen & King. Guest narrator, Grandmother, is our multitalented board treasurer, Evelyn DeLiso. Join us for a holiday favorite with a uniquely Cleveland twist! Now in its 8th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

Each “ticket” will allow a single IP address (household network) access to view the performance. If you are watching in multiple locations, you will need to purchase additional tickets. Cleveland City Dance will send you an email with a link for viewing the Virtual Performance when it is available.

Join City Ballet of Cleveland as we whisk you away to the magical world of a young girl’s dreams. This performance is sure to delight audience members of all ages.

Virtual performance tickets $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit City Ballet of Cleveland or call 216-848-9088.

Tickets available now!

Digital program available here!