George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ®

December 9 – 24, 2017 | Keller Auditorium

222 SW Clay Street, Portland, Oregon 97201


Sometimes the best journeys are the ones we take to familiar places – filled with warmth, tradition, and new memories waiting to be made. Oregon Ballet Theatre’s annual performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ® has brought joy to the holidays for 14 years. Join Marie and her charming Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugarplum Fairy – all to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score!

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker features magnificent scenery and elaborate costumes. The company remains one of only a handful in the nation with the rights to produce George Balanchine’s version of this holiday classic. OBT is pleased to announce the addition of two more shows this year featuring the OBT Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s magical score live.

Nutcracker Performance Schedule

Featuring 10 performances with The OBT Orchestra

Music note indicates a performance with live music

Saturday, December 9 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 10 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 14 7:30 PM
Friday, December 15 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Wednesday, December 20 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 21 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Friday, December 22 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 23 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 24 12:00 PM

Dancer: Xuan Cheng | Photos by James McGrew