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Take a trip down the yellow brick road for The Wizard of Oz, then journey to the Land of Sweets in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. Share the magic of ballet with your family this season. 3 DAYS ONLY, SEPTEMBER 4-6 Take 20% off tickets to Oz or Nutcracker… BUY MORE, SAVE MORE! […]

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With visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, dozens of hopeful children auditioned for The Nutcracker Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy Young Performers cast. What an amazing day for these talented dancers! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year. Here’s a peek inside our studios during the auditions.

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Nutcracker in July

Don’t delay — make your plans now and join us for Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition, December 19 through 29, 2019 at Music Hall with 50% off tickets to select performances of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. Single tickets for the 2019-2020 Season go on sale Monday, August 5, but you can order your The Nutcracker […]

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Meet CB Monday: Sirui Liu

Sirui joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2011 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in the 2017-2018 Season. This year in The Nutcracker, she will be dancing the roles of Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Rose. How long have you been dancing? Why did you become a dancer? I have been dancing for 24 years.😳 I have always had […]

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The Nutcracker Photo Gallery

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WLWT: The Nutcracker Returns to Music Hall

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Local 12: Fiona to be Featured in The Nutcracker

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Donor Spotlight

Frisch’s Big Boy partnership with Cincinnati Ballet and The Nutcracker is a very longstanding one (almost 50 years, in fact!) Can you shed some light on how it came to be so many years ago?  Way back in 1973, philanthropist and businessman John Magro approached Jack Maier, then the president of Frisch’s, about committing $150,000 right […]

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How do they do that?

Think you’ve seen every version of The Nutcracker that Cincinnati Ballet has produced over the years? If you’re only thinking about the big, full Company productions, that’s only part of The Nutcracker story at Cincinnati Ballet. Each year, the Otto M. Budig Academy presents its own mini-version of The Nutcracker at the Cincinnati Ballet studios, […]

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Behind the Scenes

If you’re a little girl who takes ballet, chances are you won’t have ‘visions of sugar plums’ dancing through your head, but rather visions of yourself dancing in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The first role many young dancers dream about playing is Clara, the girl who receives a magical Nutcracker for a […]

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