The Nutcracker

A North Pointe Ballet Tradition

Young Clara will once again invite us inside her imagination with The Nutcracker, a beloved tradition since its premiere in 1892. There are epic battles, beautiful dances, incredible displays of heartwarming joy and the inescapable feeling that you have witnessed a holiday classic that has made audiences smile for generations.

North Pointe Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is an imaginative staging unlike you’ve ever seen it before. 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.

Nutcracker 2019 Cast List

Lorain County

December 13–15

Lorain Palace Theater
617 Broadway Avenue
Lorain, Ohio

Cuyahoga County

December 20–22

Magnificat Performing Arts Center
20770 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, Ohio

Sensory-Friendly and School Productions

Did you know? North Pointe Ballet offers sensory-friendly performances as well as a special production especially designed for schools. Scroll down for complete details and tickets!

Sensory-Friendly Performances

Lorain County

DECEMBER 14, 2019
2:00 pm

Buy Lorain County Sensory-Friendly Tickets Here

Cuyahoga County

DECEMBER 21, 2019
2:00 pm

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.
For more information, please email us.

NPB is committed to increasing access and inclusion for our community’s children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other sensory, social, and cognitive disabilities.

To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, dedicated Sensory Friendly performances include:

  • Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
  • Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
  • Modification of the house lights during the performance
  • Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
  • Extra staff and volunteer support.
  • Designated “Take a Break Space” in the theater where children can play and families can still enjoy the performance

Audience members are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the show. Families may select their own seats that works best for their situation

DECEMBER 13, 2019
10:30 AM

Student Matinée Performance
at the Lorain Palace Theater



This special performance will be a condensed version of Tchaikovsky’s full-length ballet, “The Nutcracker”, and include a post-performance Q & A with the professional dancers and choreographer. Plus, schools who book by November 1 will receive a study-guide packet to help educate their students on ballet, dance history, and characters and plot of the story.

Performance will be held at the Lorain Palace Theater, 617 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, OH.

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