City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday performance, The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker, on Saturday, Dec 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 16 at 2 p.m. at the Breen Center for Performing Arts (2008 W 30th St. Cleveland).

Dancers from Verb Ballets’ and other guest artists will join City Ballet of Cleveland to whisk audience members away to a magical land of a young girl’s dreams. Purchase tickets now and prepare for an exciting performance complete with the Mouse King and his army battling the 1920’s Cleveland Indians. Courtney Laves-Mearini directs these performances, sure to delight audience members of all ages.

Advance tickets for this holiday classic are $10 for children 17 and under, $20 for seniors, and $30 for adults. At the door, tickets are $15, $25 and $35, respectively. The Breen Center for Performing Arts is located at 2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (216) 848-9088.

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