George Balanchine’s

The Nutcracker®

December 8 – 24, 2023 | Keller Auditorium

George Balanchine
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

A treasured holiday tradition continues as Oregon Ballet Theatre returns George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® to the Keller Auditorium. Brave toy soldiers battle mischievous mice, snowflakes dance, and we are carried away to a magical Land of Sweets, all to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score! This year, make Oregon Ballet Theatre’s production of Balanchine’s The Nutcracker a part of your holiday tradition. Create memories to last a lifetime as you experience this exquisitely danced confection with family and friends.

Performance Schedule

Featuring 12 performances with the OBT Orchestra.

= indicates performances with OBT Orchestra led by Resident Music Director Raúl Gómez-Rojas
= indicates performances with Audio Description

In a Nutshell
In a Nutshell

A special sensory friendly one-hour Nutcracker performance

Tuesday, December 19 – 12:00 PM

In a Nutshell features all of Act 2 from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

This condensed, sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker is designed to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for people with sensory processing challenges and for those with young children to enjoy the shared experience of live ballet with their friends and family. This performance will have a relaxed environment including lighting and sound modifications and entry/exit privileges. In this performance we understand that patrons may move, vocalize, and bring comfort items so that they may feel at ease in the theatre.

Get the most out of your theater experience! Join us for PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVES, a FREE informative and interactive 30-minute discussion beginning one hour before each show.

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Run Time

Approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes with one 25 minute intermission