Keller Auditorium

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

OBT’s season would not be complete without Portland’s Favorite Holiday Tradition, the 17th annual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Filled with swirling snowflakes, glorious scenery, and lavish costumes, this production gets better and better with each passing year. Join Marie, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Prince on their adventure through the Land of Sweets – all set to Tchaikovsky’s joyous score! Immerse yourself in this magical journey for children of all ages.
Choreography by George Balanchine | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
12 performances with live music featuring the OBT Orchestra (recorded music at other performances).
 = indicates a performance with live music featuring the OBT Orchestra

Matinee Shows

Evening Shows

Saturday, December 7 – 2:00 PM  Saturday, December 7 – 7:30 PM 
Sunday, December 8 – 2:00 PM  Friday, December 13 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 14 – 2:00 PM  Saturday, December 14 – 7:30 PM 
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 PM  Thursday, December 19 – 7:30 PM
Friday, December 20 – 2:00 PM Friday, December 20 – 7:30 PM 
Saturday, December 21 – 2:00 PM  Saturday, December 21 – 7:30 PM 
Sunday, December 22 – 2:00 PM  Sunday, December 22 – 7:30 PM
Monday, December 23 – 2:00 PM  Monday, December 23 – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, December 24 – 12:00 PM  
Thursday, December 26 – 2:00 PM 

Are you a group of 10 or more? Call for special group rates: 503.222.5538

Audio Described 

Dec. 14, 7:30pm performance and the Dec. 15, 2:00pm performance

OBT offers audio-described performances for patrons with blindness or low vision, or anyone interested in listening to a live narration of select performances.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) will be available for patron use during two performances of December’s run of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Patrons wanting to experience the performance through verbal description of the action on stage, including choreography, story line, scenery and costumes, will be able to pick up a hand-held device on a first-come, first-served basis from the coat check area before the Dec. 14, 7:30pm performance and the Dec. 15, 2:00pm performance. Neck loops for use with hearing aids and cochlear implants with a “T” switch (telecoil) are also available. Please bring ID when checking out a hearing device. Supplies are limited.


The Keller Café will be serving dinner prior to the evening performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Make your reservations today!

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