- Saturday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
- Monday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 22 at 7 p.m.
Portland Festival Ballet showcases the power of dance through world-class performances. Artistic director John Magnus packs an impressive resume with past involvement in South African ballet as well as prestigious dance institutions across the United States. His vision for Tchaikovsky's timeless masterwork is manifested in a captivating production rife with stunning costumes, inspiring choreography, and thrilling diplomatic encounters between sugarplum dictators and tyrannical mouse kings.
Though online reviews for this year's Portland Festival Ballet's Nutcracker are still growing, OregonLive.com praises the new $11 million venue in which the event will take place:
- Parents and community members are already lauding the new building saying audiences will find it more enjoyable to watch shows. Melissa N.
Portland Festival Ballet
Portland Festival Ballet has a cast of performance-arts instructors that serve as the architects behind the organization's lively, world-class productions. The seasoned coaches prepare fledgling hoofers and thespians to face the crowd through a schedule of acting and dancing classes for kids, teens, and adults. During breathtaking performances that have included The Nutcracker and the annual Spring Concert, Portland Festival Ballet's charismatic performers storm the stage at the Lake Oswego High School Theater to dazzle audiences with high-flying pirouettes and convincing impersonations of ficus trees.