A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliffside condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon to see the holiday perennial The Nutcracker by Ballet Theatre Ohio. Today's Groupon is only valid for shows starting at 7 p.m.; select one of the following two seating options:
- For $28, you get two tickets in the balcony or rear orchestra on November 27, December 3, or December 4 (a $56 value).
- For $18, you get two tickets in the rear balcony on November 27, December 3, or December 4 (a $36 value).
In its 18th season, the Ballet Theatre of Ohio stages full-length classical ballet starring both youth and adult dancers. Pre-show melodies will billow from the Akron Civic Theatre’s "Mighty Wurlitzer" organ, which rises from beneath the stage like an undead piano to serenade settling guests with festive holiday music. Along with the spectacle of the performance, bask in the magnificence of the historic theater itself, whose interior was designed to resemble a Moorish castle interior. European antiques, Italian sculptures, and a ceiling set with drifting clouds and twinkling star lights craft an atmosphere ready to boil over with holiday magic.
Lobby doors open one hour before every performance; prior to the show, younger viewers can engage with the storyline by choosing allegiance with either the Nutcracker's Brigade or the Mouse King's Army and wearing an affiliated badge to proclaim their loyalty. Santa Claus will await visitors at the top of the grand staircase, looming above the proceedings like a jolly but intimidating dirigible. Time to mingle with the cast comes post-show, as lead characters emerge in the lobby to meet, greet, and sign autographs while the Nutcracker himself cracks open candy canes and distributes their minty contents. Enjoy this seasonal spectacle thanks to the Ballet Theatre of Ohio.
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