Cincinnati Ballet Debuts Nutcracker Performance Hosts

New twist on holiday classic serves up family fun like never before

Download the 1415 Nutcracker Performance Hosts Press Release

Cincinnati Ballet’s exciting family tradition, The Nutcracker Luncheon, has evolved into Nutcracker Performance Hosts. This special event series provides an all-access, VIP experience to patrons during any one of the eleven performances of Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker this December 19-27, 2014. A special opportunity for families to enjoy the magic of the holidays together through a myriad of festive activities, Nutcracker Performance Hosts welcomes families to join in the fun this holiday season. Nutcracker Performance Hosts is chaired by Amy DeWitt and Halle Quinn.

Fundraising chairs, Amy DeWitt and Halle Quinn, have created a magical holiday experience for families. Both Amy & Halle grew up in homes that fostered a love of dance, Halle through figure skating and Amy through classical ballet training. Amy had this to say about the origins of her passion for dance, “My parents have had a big influence on my love and appreciation for ballet and classical music. I had the fortune of seeing live ballet performances where I grew up in Massachusetts. I really fell in love with The Nutcracker when my great aunt gave me a video of George Balanchine’s Nutcracker, featuring Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov. I was mesmerized by their athleticism and grace. I hope to cultivate an appreciation of the ballet and the beautiful music that accompanies it in my own children.”  Both Amy & Halle’s parents, spouses and children will participate as Nutcracker Performance Hosts.

Performance Hosts arrive in style at Aronoff Center for the Arts with complimentary valet parking, after which they will enjoy a backstage tour and onstage photo opportunity. A scrumptious family meal and “Land of Sweets” dessert selection are provided in a special room decorated for the holidays and reserved exclusively for Performance Hosts. A special photo booth captures holiday memories, and all guests receive sweet treats and collectible, nutcrackers during this exciting event. All guests experience The Nutcracker in the Aronoff’s Procter & Gamble Hall.

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