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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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VIDEO: MORE THAN 130 YOUNG DANCERS AUDITION FOR THE NUTCRACKER PRESENTED BY FRISCH’S BIG BOY

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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The Nutcracker Photo Gallery

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WLWT: The Nutcracker Returns to Music Hall

https://www.wlwt.com/article/the-nutcracker-will-return-to-music-hall-next-week/25444909
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Local 12: Fiona to be Featured in The Nutcracker

https://local12.com/news/local/fiona-to-be-featured-in-the-nutcracker-at-music-hall
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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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