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BalletMet announces dates for 40th annual presentation of 'The Nutcracker'

Performances will take place from December 8-24, 2017 at the Ohio Theatre. (Courtesy: BalletMet)

Get out your calendars, BalletMet announced when they will be performing their 40th annual presentation of the "The Nutcracker" this December.

Performances will take place from December 8-24, 2017 at the Ohio Theatre. Here's the full list:

  • Friday, 12/8 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 12/9 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, 12/10 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
  • Friday, 12/15 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 12/16 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 12/17 12:00 pm & 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 12/20 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, 12/21 7:30 pm
  • Friday, 12/22 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 12/23 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 12/24 2:00 pm

The ballet, set to Tchaikovsky's original score performed by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, is choreographed by former BalletMet Artistic Director Gerard Charles.

"This is our 40th anniversary season at BalletMet and the one constant production we've brought every year to our fans has been 'The Nutcracker.' We love the opportunity to perform in front of tens of thousands of Central Ohioans each year with the beloved production," said BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. "It's wonderful to have our professional company and our academy students working together to create this show for Central Ohio."

BalletMet said approximately 27,000 people came to last year's presentation.

"Attending 'The Nutcracker' is a family holiday tradition here in Central Ohio, and the cast and staff make the choreography, the costumes and the sets come alive to make it a truly magical experience," said BalletMet Executive Director Sue Porter.

Tickets are available to purchase at ticketmaster.com.

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