Friday, December 18, 2015


Oklahoma City Ballet will stage its holiday performances of The Nutcracker presented by Devon Energy at Civic Center Music Hall, December 12-22, 2015 for a 10-show performance run. This beloved holiday classic choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Mills stays true to the original libretto that premiered in 1892 at the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.  The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director Joel Levine, will perform Tchaikovsky’s familiar score live at every performance.
Single tickets start at $15 and are available now through OKC Ballet and Civic Center Box offices. 
This classic tale tells the story of Clara, who receives a beautiful handmade wooden Nutcracker from the quirky Herr Drosselmeyer at a Christmas Eve party.  That night, Clara sneaks downstairs to play with her new Nutcracker and is swept away to a fantasyland of toy soldiers, giant mice and dancing snowflakes.  After saving her beloved Nutcracker from the Evil Mouse King, she is whisked away to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets and Toys, where she is treated to performances by fanciful dancing confections and toys, including the Sugar Plum Fairy. 
As an added treat, Santa Claus will be in the main lobby for one hour prior to 2pm matinee performances.  Families will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa as a holiday keepsake (service fees apply).  Children are invited to make their own silver and gold beaded crown as a keepsake, sponsored and provided by Oklahoma Contemporary. Following each 2 pm matinee performance, dancers from The Nutcracker will be available in the main lobby for photos and autographs, while patrons can enjoy refreshments courtesy of Braum’s.
Performances take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.  Single tickets may be purchased by calling Oklahoma City Ballet 405-848-TOES (8637) or online at or by calling the Civic Center Box office at 405-297-2264.  All performances take place at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker, Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Ballet Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 7421 North Classen, Oklahoma City. 

For a more information, tickets and list of available performances, call 405-838-TOES (8637) or visit

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