December 18-20, 2015

A holiday tradition returns, when Ohio Dance Theatre presents Denise Gula’s The Nutcracker in collaboration with Verb Ballets. The beloved ballet, including new costumes, set pieces and choreography tells the wondrous story of the magical journey through a young girl’s imagination. Young and old alike will delight in the many special effects, including the Christmas tree which grows, dancing mice and snow falling as Clara is swept off her feet by the handsome prince on their way to the Land of the Sweets.

Call Stocker Arts Center to learn about tickets to the exclusive school matinee on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10:00am. 

Verb Ballets participation in The Nutcracker is supported by:

Stocker Arts Center Hoke Theatre
Lorain County Community College 
1005 N. Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035.
Friday, December 18, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 19, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 20, 2:00pm

Tickets range from $12-$39
Handling fees may apply

Call Stocker Arts Center Box Office at 440-366-4040

Enhance your Nutcracker Experience

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Opening Night VIP Package (Friday)
Enjoy priority seating for the performance and mingle with the professional dancers while sampling hors d'oeuvres special treats and drinks following the ballet. Call the box office at 440-366-4040 to reserve your VIP Package. $95 
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Family Night (Saturday) 
Complimentary hot cocoa and cookies are available while mingling with your favorite Nutcracker dancers immediately following the Saturday evening performance. Plus a special visit from Santa in the lobby. (FREE) 
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Ladies Night Out (Saturday) 
Taste an assortment of wine and cheese. Meet the choreographer and learn more about the behind the scenes aspect of mounting this holiday tradition. Call the box office at 440-366-4040 to purchase performance ticket and add pre-show reception for just $5.00. 

Strategic Alliance with Ohio Dance Theatre

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Ohio Dance Theatre celebrates its 24th year as a professional ballet based company that presents works with a strong theatrical element. Ohio Dance Theatre’s artistic goal is to encourage the growth and support of dance through the presentation of exceptional performances, instruction and educational programs that enhance the community’s quality of life. Ohio Dance Theatre and Verb Ballets have formed a cross-county strategic alliance for the 2015-16 season. Learn more at