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Header Photo: Michael Linsmeier. Photo by Joni Kabana.

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PERFORMANCES
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Dec. 18 – 7:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 12 pm
Friday, Dec. 26 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 7:30 pm

*OBT Orchestra performs live

SPONSORED BY
Mentor Graphics
PCC Structurals
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

Create memories that last a lifetime at this holiday classic. No holiday season is complete without experiencing the magic of George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER. Follow little Marie’s larger-than-life adventure, where toys come valiantly to the rescue, snowflakes twirl and leap to guide unexpected heroes into a land filled with dazzling confections, and the dancers of OBT shine in seventeen thrilling, joy-filled performances. This year, we’re delighted to offer three shows after Christmas to make it even easier to share the magic of the Nutcracker with all your friends and family.

Photo: Avery Reiners in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Photo by Tatiana Wills.


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Share the Wonder

It only takes $15 for you to share one of our most treasured holiday traditions with someone in need.

  • $15 can send one child to experience a magical break from her hospital routine;
  • $45 can send that child and her parents to create memories as a family;
  • $75 can send a low-income family to an enchanted land; and
  • $120 can send eight seniors with limited mobility to relive cherished childhood memories.
SHARE THE WONDER

Thanks to the generosity of OBT supporter Carol Streeter, your Share the Wonder contribution will be matched up to $5,000.

Contribute today and make your gift have twice the impact!

Photo: Blaine Truitt Covert

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PERFORMANCES
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Dec. 18 – 7:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 12 pm
Friday, Dec. 26 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 7:30 pm

*OBT Orchestra performs live

SPONSORED BY
Mentor Graphics
PCC Structurals
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

PHOTOS & VIDEO

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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Nutcracker Rehearsal
Nutcracker Rehearsal
Nutcracker Rehearsal
Nutcracker Rehearsal
Nutcracker Rehearsal
 
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PERFORMANCES
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Dec. 18 – 7:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 12 pm
Friday, Dec. 26 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 7:30 pm

*OBT Orchestra performs live

SPONSORED BY
Mentor Graphics
PCC Structurals
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The Oregonian: Sugar Plum Fairy is a 'Nutcracker' dream come true for 3 Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers

"For years, principal dancers Alison Roper and Yuka Iino dominated the role [of the Sugarplum Fairy] in [OBT]'s annual production. ...But their retirements in recent years has opened the door for three ballerinas who are getting their first chance to dance the Sugar Plum Fairy this year. For Candace Bouchard, Eva Burton and Martina Chavez, it's a "Nutcracker" dream come true."

- Read the entire Oregonian Preview, December 9, 2014

Oregonian Preview
Candace Bouchard in rehearsal for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.

Oregon Arts Watch: Creating ‘The Nutcracker': It’s kids’ stuff
Gavin Larsen and a ballet school's worth of students get ready for OBT's annual holiday ballet, opening Saturday

"There isn’t a whole lot of time left before OBT’s annual run of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker opens... children’s ballet master Gavin Larsen is coaching Ruby Mae Lefebvre, one of the Maries, in the first act transition scene between the party’s end and the battle of the mice and toy soldiers. Two more Maries, Malia McClanahan and Zaida Johnson, sit quietly on the studio floor, backs against the wall, intent on what Lefebre is doing and what Larsen is saying about it."

- Read the entire Oregon Arts Watch Preview, December 9, 2014

Oregon Arts Watch Preview
Veyonce Ratcliffe as "Marie" and Collin Trummel as "Fritz." This year Trummel will be the Nutcracker Prince. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.

The Oregonian has selected "6 moments of Nutcracker magic." Find out what to watch for!

"It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without Oregon Ballet Theatre’s annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. With its beautiful Tchaikovsky score and colorful costumes, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Here are 6 key moments of Nutcracker magic, along with notes from OBT artistic director Kevin Irving on what makes them so special." - View The Oregonian's gallery

Oregonian Nutcracker Magic

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PERFORMANCES
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Dec. 18 – 7:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 12 pm
Friday, Dec. 26 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 7:30 pm

*OBT Orchestra performs live

SPONSORED BY
Mentor Graphics
PCC Structurals
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

PREVIEWS & REVIEWS

The Oregonian: Sugar Plum Fairy is a 'Nutcracker' dream come true for 3 Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers

"The Sugar Plum Fairy is the queen of George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker.' She presides over the ballet's second act with regal grace, and her breathtaking duet with her Cavalier is one of the evening's most-beautiful moments. For years, principal dancers Alison Roper and Yuka Iino dominated the role in Oregon Ballet Theatre's annual production, which kicks off its run this Saturday and continues through Dec. 27. But their retirements in recent years has opened the door for three ballerinas who are getting their first chance to dance the Sugar Plum Fairy this year. For Candace Bouchard, Eva Burton and Martina Chavez, it's a "Nutcracker" dream come true."

- Read the entire Oregonian Preview, December 9, 2014

Oregonian Preview
Eva Burton as the "Sugarplum Fairy" in rehearsal for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.

Oregon Arts Watch: Creating ‘The Nutcracker': It’s kids’ stuff
Gavin Larsen and a ballet school's worth of students get ready for OBT's annual holiday ballet, opening Saturday

"It is 3:45 p.m. on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Chattering children in various sizes and shapes, dressed in practice clothes, mill around the lobby outside the main studio in Oregon Ballet Theatre’s current digs on Southeast Sixth Avenue, where Nutcracker rehearsals will soon take place. There isn’t a whole lot of time left before OBT’s annual run of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker opens at the Keller Auditorium on Saturday, December 13. The crowd spills over into the corridor outside the company’s second studio, where children’s ballet master Gavin Larsen is coaching Ruby Mae Lefebvre, one of the Maries, in the first act transition scene between the party’s end and the battle of the mice and toy soldiers. Two more Maries, Malia McClanahan and Zaida Johnson, sit quietly on the studio floor, backs against the wall, intent on what Lefebre is doing and what Larsen is saying about it."

- Read the entire Oregon Arts Watch Preview, December 9, 2014

Oregon Arts Watch Preview
Veyonce Ratcliffe as "Marie" and Collin Trummel as "Fritz." This year Trummel will be the Nutcracker Prince. Photo by Blaine Truitt Covert.

 

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PERFORMANCES
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 13 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 14 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, Dec. 18 – 7:30 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 2:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 19 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 2:00 pm*
Saturday, Dec. 20 – 7:30 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 2:00 pm*
Sunday, Dec. 21 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 12 pm
Friday, Dec. 26 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 2:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 27 – 7:30 pm

*OBT Orchestra performs live

SPONSORED BY
Mentor Graphics
PCC Structurals
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Portland Monthly
Kink fm radio
The Oregonian

RUNTIME: 2 hrs

CASTING

Casting is subject to change and is posted the week before opening.

DECEMBER 13-14, 2014

DEC 13 at 2:00
DEC 13 at 7:30
DEC 14 at 2:00
DEC 14 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
XUAN CHENG
ANSA DEGUCHI
CANDACE BOUCHARD
MARTINA CHAVEZ
Her Cavalier
BRIAN SIMCOE
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
BRETT BAUER
BRIAN SIMCOE
Dewdrop
CANDACE BOUCHARD
XUAN CHENG
ANSA DEGUCHI
CANDACE BOUCHARD

DECEMBER 18-19, 2014

DEC 18 at 7:30
DEC 19 at 2:00
DEC 19 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
XUAN CHENG
EVA BURTON
CANDACE BOUCHARD
Her Cavalier
BRIAN SIMCOE
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
BRETT BAUER
Dewdrop
CANDACE BOUCHARD
MARTINA CHAVEZ
XUAN CHENG

DECEMBER 20-21, 2014

DEC 20 at 2:00
DEC 20 at 7:30
DEC 21 at 2:00
DEC 21 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
MARTINA CHAVEZ
XUAN CHENG
ANSA DEGUCHI
MARTINA CHAVEZ
Her Cavalier
BRIAN SIMCOE
CHAUNCEY PARSONS
MICHAEL LINSMEIER
BRIAN SIMCOE
Dewdrop
ANSA DEGUCHI
CANDACE BOUCHARD
MARTINA CHAVEZ
CANDACE BOUCHARD

DECEMBER 23-26, 2014

DEC 23 at 2:00
DEC 23 at 7:30
DEC 24 at noon
DEC 26 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
Her Cavalier
Dewdrop

DECEMBER 27, 2014

DEC 27 at 2:00
DEC 27 at 7:30
Sugarplum Fairy
Her Cavalier
Dewdrop
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