The Edmond Sun

December 4, 2012

OKC Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ opens Friday

Remaining season ticket deals and “Family Four Packs” available


The Edmond Sun

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Ballet will open its seasonal production of “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will perform Tchaikovsky’s score live at each show.

For the 2012 season, there will be a total of eight performances Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16. Each weekend includes a 7 p.m. Friday performance, a 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. performance on Saturday and a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. The production will feature more than 100 dancers, including numerous children selected during auditions in August.   

This year, all performances will be enhanced by family activities. Before each performance, families are invited to decorate ornaments in the lobby. There will also be photos with Santa and a Braum’s Milk & Cookies reception with the dancers after each matinee.

Individual ticket prices range from $25 to $52 depending on the section. Special “Family Four Packs” are available for $50. Rest-of-Season packages for the remaining three performances, which include a ticket to “Nutcracker,” “Paris Rouge” (Feb. 9-10) and “Swan Lake” (April 19-21), are available, and range from $69 to $141, depending on seat location. Online ticketing is available at www.okcballet.com/tickets.html, by phone at 848-TOES, or at the Civic Center Box Office.

Founded in 1972, the Oklahoma City Ballet boasts 25 dancers from around the world. It is the resident dance company of the Civic Center Music Hall and tours as part of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, this season to Ponca City, Ada, OCCC, Hugo and Amarillo, Texas. It is the only U.S. ballet company of its size to regularly debut world premier full-length ballets with original commissioned scores and new works from the industry’s leading choreographers. For more information, visit www.okcballet.com or call 848-TOES.