Overview

Add The Nutcracker to your Dance, Opera, or Flex subscription package.

BalletMet’s Production Back by Popular Demand!

Create lasting memories for you and yours with the return of The Nutcracker. Sparkling snow, charming characters, and wonderful surprises come to life as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince travel through the luminous Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy!

NEW: Toy Drive with COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter):

Patrons are invited to bring an unwrapped gift for children ages 2-12 for any performance of The Nutcracker. Toys will go to local homeless children who would otherwise go without this season. Join us on our goal to collect 300 toys!

Detroit’s only Nutcracker with a live orchestra

Peter Stafford Wilson conducts the MOT Orchestra
Edwaard Liang, artistic director, BalletMet

Matinee Activities

Live Reindeer
On Broadway Street 1:00 p.m. to curtain time

Photos with Santa
In the Frankel Lounge on the box level (2nd floor) Madison Street side 1:00 p.m. through intermission

Photos with The Nutcracker
In the Frankel Lounge on the box level (2nd floor) Madison Street side 1:00 p.m. through intermission

Treat Dreams Ice Cream
Free holiday samples while quantities last Allesee Lounge (2nd floor) Madison Street side 1:00 p.m. to curtain time

Arts & Scraps
Craft-making for the holidays! Smith Lobby (1st floor) Madison Street side 1:00 p.m. through intermission

Customized Holiday Ornaments
For sale in the Grand Lobby 1:00p.m. through intermission

Local High School & College Choirs
Atop the Grand Staircase during intermission