The Nutcracker


The magic starts with the gift of a little wooden doll. Clara falls asleep, and suddenly, visions of sugarplums are no longer dreams. Dancing snowflakes dazzle her eyes. Toy soldiers come to life and protect Clara against the Mouse Queen and her troup!

She enters into the Land of Sweets and the audience journeys with her. Come see Central Ohio Youth Ballet’s The NutcrackerThanksgiving weekend at the historic Midland Theater in downtown Newark, Ohio. The magic is ever expanding as this youth company brings to life the costumes, sets and choreography of this ballet classic. Come dream with us! Central Ohio Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in Central Ohio for 23 years.

From its beginning in 1995, the demand for tickets has been strong as this troupe presents a quality production.  Its partnership with The Midland Theatre brings together dancers and audiences in a sharing of the arts in our community in downtown Newark.

Auditions are held in mid-August for any area dancers who wish to share the dream.

Purchase DVDs and digital versions of 2017 Performances from Prodigy Cinema. DVDs are $25. To order, call 614-321-9350 or email: