The Nutcracker Presented by the Cincinnati Ballet + Giveaway! Winner Announced 11/28

November 19th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin with no comments

The Nutcracker Presented by Frisch’s Big Boy, now in its 45th annual season, returns to the Music Hall from December 13 through the 24th 2018.

This year, the production has grown in a big way! Joining the cast is a brand-new character, based on the world’s most famous hippo – ‘Fiona.’ Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden collaborated on the character development for the creative partnership.

Each year, The Nutcracker provides the rare opportunity for young dancers to star in the featured roles of Clara and her brother, Fritz, along with dozens of additional roles for local young performers. This year, Fiona was old enough to audition for a role in The Nutcracker Kidscast and Mom, Bibi, is so proud she’s been cast in a role! Fiona will be rehearsing with the rest of the dancers starting today!

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday tale that follows the imaginative story of Clara, a little girl who embarks on a dreamy journey after she receives a nutcracker as a gift on Christmas Eve. With her Nutcracker Prince, Clara travels through the Land of Sweets, meeting colorful and exciting characters along the way.

Frisch’s Big Boy and Cincinnati Ballet have a long history of collaborating to present the production, dating back to the first Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker in 1974. Frisch’s Restaurants Inc. championed that production through a generous donation and has sponsored the production every subsequent year.

I am so excited for the opportunity to take my daughter and son and their friends to attend this years performance! Last year they had a blast! Both of my kids talk about the Nutcracker when the first sign of the holidays are near. It is a memory they cherish every year. Both of my kids hope to be in the Cincinnati Ballet someday! So proud of my little guy for rocking his ballet and tap class as the only young boy! He is doing amazing! He can’t wait to be on stage one day!



  • Thursday, December 13 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 14 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 15 – 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 15 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 16 – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16 – 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19 – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 20 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 21 – 2:00 pm *Matinee almost sold out
  • Friday, December 21 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 22 – 2:00 pm *Matinee almost sold out
  • Saturday, December 22 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 23 – 1:00 pm *Matinee almost sold out
  • Sunday, December 23 – 7:30 pm
  • Monday, December 24 – 1:00 pm


 Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Feeling Lucky??
We have 2 sets of vouchers to give away that can be redeemed for 2 tickets! The winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to contact me via email or another name will be drawn. I will mail you the vouchers which you will need to take to the Theater box office to trade for tickets.

CLICK HERE to enter to win 2 FREE TICKETS to the CINCINNATI BALLET NUTCRACKER! Winners will be announced Tuesday Nov 27! Good Luck!