Murat Theatre at Old National Centre | Indianapolis, Indiana
The city’s annual holiday tradition is here for the weekend! Once again, see the Indianapolis Ballet bring The Nutcracker to life at the Murat Theatre on Sunday, December 17th, this year! Sponsored by Health Plans, the company will present the grandest staging of this beloved winter tale, performed by the city’s only professional ballet group alongside chosen students of the local Indianapolis School of Ballet. Everyone in the crowd is sure to enjoy magical pieces like “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” the beautiful “Waltz of the Flowers,” and much more! Your family will have lots of opportunities to experience Tchaikovsky's classic score live with shows running from December 15th to 17th. We recommend seeing the performance at the Old National Centre, where some of the best contemporary shows are played on a modern stage! Go and check out this masterpiece in dance form at the stage in downtown Indianapolis. Act fast and score your tickets as early now before other families beat you to it!
Reviving the holiday tradition, The Nutcracker Indianapolis is live on Sunday, December 17th this year!
Members of the new Indianapolis Ballet professional company will join the exceptional cast of young performers in some of the ballet's key roles for its annual production. The Indianapolis Ballet is now in its fifth season and is the city's first professional resident ballet group in over ten years. Moreover, the Indianapolis School of Ballet is the top location in the city for pre-professional ballet training.
"Seeing the dancers react to a live audience was a very emotional and surreal experience. Energy and life were finally brought back into the Murat Theatre," the production’s development associate and volunteer coordinator Maria Maccaroni shares. "I don't think I have ever seen them smile so big! It was a beautiful moment that will not be forgotten."
The story by E.T.A. Hoffman served as the inspiration for the Ballet production with choreography by Marius Petipa. Ultimately, the plot follows the tale of Clara, a young girl who vividly dreams of a Nutcracker Prince coming to life and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.
“The company’s principal dancers alternated in the leading roles during the ballet’s run. The matinee performance I saw featured the following dancers who absolutely shined and with whom I thoroughly connected with through their acting, musicality, and partnering chemistry,” award-winning producer Tom Alvarez reviews.
In order to accommodate larger audiences and, for the first time, a live orchestra accompaniment, the Indianapolis School of Ballet moved its production of The Nutcracker to the Old National Centre's historic Murat Theatre more than seven years ago. This venue offers a multi-use space with exceptional adaptability for audiences of all sizes, so don’t hesitate to bring your whole family along!
The Murat Theatre at the Old National Center will host a total of five performances of The Nutcracker Indianapolis production. Check out the Indianapolis Ballet: The Nutcracker schedule for the month here:
Friday, December 15th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 16th at 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 PM
If you act quickly, there is still time to find fantastic tickets for every performance! Reserve your seats now!