A Valley holiday tradition.

Join Ballet Western Reserve for its 2021 production of The Nutcracker, with a special guest appearance from BWR alum Austin Dabney, formerly of The Boston Ballet and Ballet West!


Based on the E.T.A. Hoffman tale, “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”, our re-imagined telling shares the story of young Clara and her mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer. When a curse is made upon Drosselmeyer’s nephew, he embarks on a plan that will forever change Clara’s life.


Let the YSU Faculty Orchestra— The Dana Ensemble— sweep you away with Tchaikovsky’s original score as Clara, The Nutcracker, and the Mouse Queen entertain in a story of curiosity and delight!

Saturday , Dec. 4 at 7:00pm

Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2:30pm

Edward W. Powers Auditorium


Watch The Nutcracker 2020

Our 2020 performance of The Nutcracker was turned in to a full length feature film debuted at a local Drive-In theater to allow our community to still safely enjoy this holiday tradition .