Nutcracker Ballet - Indianapolis (IN)

Performances
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
Old National Centre
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 7:00 pm
317.231.0000

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in 2022

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony at Old National Centre in Indianapolis!

Old National Centre in Indianapolis

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Indianapolis: The Old National Centre! Originally known as the Murat Shrine, is is the oldest stage house in downtown Indianapolis, now an entertainment venue. Originally built and owned by the Murat Shiners’, its namesake is the Nubian Desert oasis Bir Murat, which itself was named for Frenchman Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's generals. The building features include stained-glass windows, terra cotta trim, and a 208 foot tall tower at the southeast corner. The Egyptian-themed auditorium opened coincidentally with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. In its early days it featured Broadway plays and a 1932 speech by Winston Churchill. Between 1948 and 1963, it was the only road show venue in Indianapolis and for a time it was the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The main sections are the 1,800-seat concert hall, the 2,500-seat performing arts theater and nine more areas for hosting events.

Indianapolis Partner Ballet Studio: The Fox Hill Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Indianapolis children from Fox Hill Dance Academy. Although The Fox Hill Dance Academy is primarily a ballet school; they teach tap, hiphop, jazz, theater, and liturgical dance. Students start at the age of three to pre-professional level and beyond. Fox Hill Dance Academy is a multicultural, multigenerational school that has been part of Indianapolis, Indiana for over thirty years. Coupled with The Fox Hill Dance Foundation, Inc., the Academy has trained many underserved youth, who otherwise might not have the means to take three or more ballet classes a week.  However, with the added support from the Foundation, many Fox Hill students have been accepted into various University dance departments and companies and a few have become professional dancers.