Michigan Opera Theatre kicks off the holiday season with the return of BalletMet’s The Nutcracker, with four performances Nov. 25-27 at the Detroit Opera House. The annual tradition features more than 80 local dancers, as well as the live Michigan Opera Theatre orchestra playing the classic Tchaikovsky score.
The ballet tells the story of the young Clara and her beloved Nutcracker-turned-prince as they journey together for a magical evening on Christmas Eve to The Land of Sweets. Featuring traditional Victorian costumes, dazzling sets and more than 122 characters on stage, BalletMet’s production creates an enchanting atmosphere to captivate children and adults alike.
To enhance the magical experience, Michigan Opera Theatre is offering several complementary activities during each of the family matinees:
Live reindeer prior to performance, Photos with Santa & Nutcracker, Holiday-themed craft making for the kids courtesy of Arts & Scraps, Free samples of holiday ice cream courtesy of Treat Dreams, The Sugar Plum Parade on stage following the performance, High school choirs in the grand lobby at intermission, A free conversation with the artists begins one hour prior to each performance.
Friday, Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2:30 p.m.