Nutcracker Ballet Detroit
The Detroit Opera House Prepares to Raise the Curtain on the
The Detroit Opera House is a long-standing Detroit gem. At its opening in 1922, the theater was rumored to be among the top five largest opera houses in the world. The designer, Howard Crane, has footprints all over the city, designing the Fox Theater and Detroit Symphony’s Music Hall—to name a few. After several change of hands, and a fire in 1985, the Opera House underwent major renovations and reopened its doors as the acclaimed Michigan Opera House in 1996. The theater’s renown doesn’t stop at its architectural beauty which stemmed from an era when Detroit was at its pinnacle. The true masterpiece of the theater is the accomplished cast of dancers and singers coupled with the music of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra.
This year we can look forward to its headline performances like Newsies, Sleeping Beauty, and the 25th Anniversary Eisenhower Dance. Perhaps the most widely anticipated performance of the year though is the production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The Opera Theater will raise its curtains for the ballet November 27th– December 6th. Performed by over 100 young ballerinas and seasoned company dancers, the MOT is known for its willingness and success with casting rising talent.
Plan to attend one of the eight magical performances as this year promises to be one of their best. Sit back and enjoy the rapture of the Nutcracker-turned-Prince dancing with little Clara through a land of sweets while you listen to the favorited scores played by the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. This show is a must-see for any age and beloved holiday tradition.
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Michigan Opera Theater
1526 Broadway Street
Playing November 27th-December 6th