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The Nutcracker and Fiona take a trip to Kroger

This year, the Nutcracker is planning to set a trap for the Mouse King and his minions. He and BFF Fiona recently took a trip to the new downtown Cincinnati Kroger to scoop up some mousetraps and cheese! What a clever couple. Fiona did get a little distracted in the produce section…hippos love that lettuce. […]

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Nutcracker Black Friday Sale EXTENDED!

We have so much to be thankful for this year, most of all YOU! We would love to see you this season and hope you add The Nutcracker to your holiday tradition this year. EXTENDED through Monday, save up to 30% off Select Performance of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The more you […]

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Dancer Taylor Carrasco shows off Nutcracker costumes

There are dozens and dozens of ornate and colorful costumes in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy! From party kids to snowflakes to the Sugar Plum Fairy herself, the costumes help create the magic on stage. Did you know our dancers perform many characters during the annual production? Sometimes four or five in one […]

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Kick up your heels with the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker!

We wish we had even an ounce of the energy our talented dancers deliver in the Russian Dance from The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. Nostrovia (Cheers)!

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Warming up before the curtain rises on Act Two of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy

When the curtain drops on Act One of The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, our dancers hit the stage to warm up for Act Two. In this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video, you see Rose, the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier, a Russian dancer, and several others warming up.

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The Nutcracker and Fiona at the Barre

The Nutcracker Prince has a lot of work on his hands getting Cincinnati’s favorite hippo ready for role in The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy. The character, created through a partnership with Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, returns for her sophomore appearance in the holiday favorite.

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Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin dances Sugar Plum Fairy Variation

Watch as Principal Dancer Melissa Gelfin dances the Sugar Plum Fairy Variation from The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, 2017, Choreography: Victoria Morgan.

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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 2019

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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