Performance Calendar

These listings update the printed edition of the Newsletter Calendar of Events published in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

BalletMet The Nutcracker

Columbus – December 7-23, 2018 | Ohio Theatre

The Nutcracker

Cincinnati Ballet The Nutcracker

Cincinnati – December 13-24

The Nutcracker

Music Hall
Cincinnati Ballet’s holiday triumph returns once again to Music Hall in all its splendor. Complete with eye-popping sets and costumes, and set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker is the family tradition that can’t be missed. Embark on a journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, and follow the Snow Queen and her King to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier are waiting to embrace you with treats and exotic celebrations.

Inlet Dance Theatre “Building CLE”

Cleveland – December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

Inlet Dance Theatre
Near West Theatre (6702 Detroit Ave, Cleveland)
“Building CLE” is an evening-length collaborative multi-media dance theatre work that takes the personal stories gathered from the extraordinary residents of Judson Manor and Judson Park that had a hand, no matter how small, in building Cleveland into the vibrant city that it is today. Support and funding for the residency and premiere performance provided by the Ohio Arts Council’s Creative Aging Ohio initiative.
Tickets only $15, group rates are available.  Buy online at

North Pointe Ballet The Nutcracker

Rocky River – December 21-23, 2018

North Pointe Ballet

The Nutcracker
Join North Pointe Ballet for an imaginative staging of The Nutcracker at Magnificat Performing Arts Center, 20770 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, Ohio December 21-22nd at 7 pm and December 23rd at 2 pm. The holiday classic is brought to life through use of integrated live narration that guides those new to ballet through the story and enchants lifelong fans with thrilling theatrical elements and colorful larger-than-life sets and costumes. Sensory friendly performance on December 22nd at 2 pm.

Verb Ballets

Shaker Heights – January 4, 2019 12:00PM

Verb Ballets Live @ Noon with Margaret Mullen
An exclusive working rehearsal with Margaret Mullin Soloist of Pacific Northwest Ballet. For the past three years, Verb Ballets has been working in partnership with dancer Margaret Mullin and Nel Shelby Productions to create a documentary film about Ian Horvath’s life. Margaret Mullin will be in Cleveland setting Ian Horvath’s No Dominion about his impending death from AIDS. The new documentary, No Dominion, is about Ian Horvath fondly known as Ernie Horvath who cofounded The Cleveland Ballet in 1972 and was a victim of the early AIDS epidemic. Ms. Mullin is in setting his work in preparation for Verb Ballets full evening length showing honoring Ian Horvath on February 9, 2019. Verb Ballets Center for Dance 3558 Lee Rd. Shaker Heights, OH 44120 Tickets: $15

MamLuft&Co. Dance

Cincinnati – MamLuft&Co. Dance January 11 & 12, 2019 – 7:00pm

Aronoff Center for the Arts Jarson-Kaplan Theater 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Tickets & More Information $22 before December 31 ($15 for students or seniors at the box office) $27 after January 1 ($20 for students or seniors at the box office) Join Cincinnati’s Modern Dance company, MamLuft&Co. Dance for a mixed concert by four choreographers, including John Litzler and Cody Szarko (formerly of River North Dance Chicago and Visceral Dance Chicago, respectively), Leslie Dworkin (Ohio Arts Individual Artist Excellence award winner), and Susan Honer and Elena Rodriguez Moore of MamLuft&Co. Dance.