Fiona Makes Her Dancing Debut when Cincinnati Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' Takes Over Music Hall's Stage

The holiday classic is back for its 45th year

click to enlarge "The Nutcracker" - Photo: Courtesy Peter Mueller Photography
Photo: Courtesy Peter Mueller Photography
"The Nutcracker"
This family holiday classic is back on Music Hall’s stage to bring you your annual dose of Tchaikovsky tunes and dancing dolls. The character duo of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince are back again with evil mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Land of Sweets.

click to enlarge Fiona's cute little head - Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Ballet
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Ballet
Fiona's cute little head
The ballet, featuring a large children’s cast, mixed classical choreography, comic relief and even a little bit of flying, has been a Cincinnati tradition for 45 years, with choreography by ballet artistic director Victoria Morgan and a score performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carmon DeLeone. 

New this year is a special appearance by a character outfitted in a Fiona the hippo costume. Dec. 13-24. $36-$125. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cballet.org.   

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