Murat Theatre at Old National Centre | Indianapolis, Indiana
Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday tradition returns! Watch the Indianapolis Ballet perform The Nutcracker at the Murat Theatre once again on Saturday, December 16th this year! Sponsored by Health Plans, this three-day annual event will feature approximately two hours of Clara’s whimsical journey. Come and see the exceptionally talented students of the Indianapolis School of Ballet performing alongside the renowned ballet company in the area in this two-act performance. Winter is looking to be extra magical this time around as audiences can expect the score to be full of instantly recognizable holiday music, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” the gorgeous “Waltz of the Flowers,” and much more! This show is recommended for ages 4 and up, so plan your trip down to the Old National Centre and create a memorable Christmas experience for the entire family. Passes are sold separately and not included in existing season subscription packages. Click the link now to get your tickets now!
Catch the Indianapolis Ballet: The Nutcracker at Murat Theatre on Saturday, 16th December this year! The weekend-long event will run from December 15th to the 17th, playing several shows throughout the winter season.
More precisely, The Nutcracker Indianapolis production will play a total of four shows in the Murat Theatre at Old National Center. The first show premieres on December 15th at 7:30 PM followed by two shows available on December 16th, at 2 PM and 7:30 PM. The last showing is set for December 17th at 3 PM.
"The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition for so many," development associate and volunteer coordinator Maria Maccaroni shared. "It brings back a sense of nostalgia for some, and on the other hand, can be brand new to others and introduce them to ballet or live performance."
The Indianapolis Ballet is now in its fifth season and is the city's first professional resident ballet group in more than ten years. The Indianapolis School of Ballet, on the other hand, was founded in 2006 and is the top location in the city for pre-professional ballet training.
If you've never seen "The Nutcracker," it is a two-act traditional ballet that features Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa's adaptation of Hoffmann's fairytale story, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." Set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, it tells the tale of a young girl who travels on an extraordinary journey to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve and encounters an abundance of enchanting creatures along the way.
“Performing in all the other countless roles were dancers from the Indianapolis School of Ballet, all of whom exhibited excellent training and potential. Even the non-dancers, including those who played the mothers and fathers in the opening party scene, were vibrant,” Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Tom Alvarez shared about the live show.
The Murat Theatre is a one-of-a-kind venue that will serve as the perfect auditorium to stage this holiday classic! Be left in awe by the stunning visuals and state-of-the-art sounds found inside the historic theater. Score your tickets now before they all run out!