George Balanchine’s

The Nutcracker®

December 11 – 26, 2021
Keller Auditorium

Since 1989, OBT has thrilled Portland audiences with its annual performances of the Nutcracker. Last year this cherished tradition was suspended leaving an empty stage in place of our beloved production. As we return to a more familiar world, we do so with a sense that nothing can be taken for granted – especially a time honored tradition that connects us through music and dance. We raise a glass and welcome the return of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Once again we will join Marie and her charming Nutcracker Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes to a magical land of sweets ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy and all to the music of Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score!

Showtimes & Tickets

15 shows including 10 with the OBT Orchestra.

= denotes performances with live Orchestra.

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Nutcracker 2021

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Program


Casting

Week 3, Dec. 19-26

Please note that casting is subject to change.

Wednesday, Dec. 22 Wednesday, Dec. 22 Thursday, Dec. 23 Thursday, Dec. 23 Friday, Dec. 24 Sunday, Dec. 26
2:00 PM 7:30 PM 2:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM
Orchestra Orchestra Orchestra Orchestra Orchestra
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Hannah Davis Charlotte Nash Eva Burton Zuzu Metzler Eva Burton Hannah Davis
CAVALIER Michael Linsmeier Gustavo Ribeiro Christopher Kaiser Gustavo Ribeiro Christopher Kaiser Michael Linsmeier
DEWDROP Zuzu Metzler Eva Burton Makino Hayashi Hannah Davis Zuzu Metzler Eva Burton
DROSSELMEIER Christopher Kaiser Brian Simcoe Colby Parsons Michael Linsmeier Brian Simcoe Colby Parsons
MARIE Poppy Yue Poppy Yue Coco Pike Poppy Yue Coco Pike Arwyn Stech
THE PRINCE Phillip Wells Danger Ocampo Alexos Carabas Danger Ocampo Alexos Carabas Troy Hartwig
CANDY CANE Gustavo Ribeiro Christopher Kaiser Michael Linsmeier Christopher Kaiser Gustavo Ribeiro Ben Youngstone
MOTHER GINGER Poison Waters Poison Waters Poison Waters Poison Waters Poison Waters Poison Waters

Casting – Week 2, Dec. 17-19

Friday, Dec. 17 Saturday, Dec. 18 Saturday, Dec. 18 Sunday, Dec. 19 Sunday, Dec. 19
7:30 PM 2:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 5:30 PM
Orchestra Orchestra Orchestra
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Hannah Davis Eva Burton Xuan Cheng Charlotte Nash Zuzu Metzler
CAVALIER Michael Linsmeier Christopher Kaiser Brian Simcoe Gustavo Ribeiro Bailey Shaw
DEWDROP Zuzu Metzler Hannah Davis Eva Burton Makino Hayashi Hannah Davis
DROSSELMEIER Christopher Kaiser Brian Simcoe Colby Parsons Michael Linsmeier Brian Simcoe
MARIE Brynn Ladd Poppy Yue Arwyn Stech Coco Pike Arwyn Stech
THE PRINCE Phillip Wells Danger Ocampo Troy Hartwig Alexos Carabas Troy Hartwig
CANDY CANE Gustavo Ribeiro Ben Youngstone Michael Linsmeier Brian Simcoe Ben Youngstone
MOTHER GINGER Colby Parsons Isaac Lee Isaac Lee Colby Parsons Isaac Lee

Casting – Week 1, Dec. 11-12

Saturday, Dec. 11 Saturday, Dec. 11 Sunday, Dec. 12 Sunday, Dec. 12
2:00 PM 7:30 PM 12:00 PM 5:30 PM
Orchestra Orchestra
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY Xuan Cheng Hannah Davis Eva Burton Charlotte Nash
CAVALIER Brian Simcoe Michael Linsmeier Christopher Kaiser Gustavo Ribeiro
DEWDROP Eva Burton Zuzu Metzler Hannah Davis Makino Hayashi
DROSSELMEIER Colby Parsons Brian Simcoe Michael Linsmeier Colby Parsons
MARIE Arwyn Stech Coco Pike Poppy Yue Brynn Ladd
THE PRINCE Troy Hartwig Alexos Carabas Danger Ocampo Phillip Wells
CANDY CANE Gustavo Ribeiro Christopher Kaiser Bailey Shaw Ben Youngstone
MOTHER GINGER Poison Waters Poison Waters Poison Waters Poison Waters

Previews & Reviews

New dancers, same fun ‘Nutcracker’
Pamplin Media | December 10, 2021


Run Time

Approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes with one 25 minute intermission

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