Production Information

The Nutcracker

Each year, Indiana Ballet Theatre brings everyone’s favorite holiday tradition to the stage  – The Nutcracker.  For more than 20 years, families throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago have shared in the excitement and magic of this classic ballet.

Composed in 1892 by treasured composer Peter IIyich Tchaikovky’s, The Nutcracker is one of the most memorable ballet classics.  Filled with vibrant colors and classical ballet dances are simply breathtaking. Experience the immense wonder of a child as young Clara’s world transforms into a fantastical land of snow, Land of Sweets, and adventure. Follow Clara through her journey as she and her beloved Nutcracker encounter the Mouse King and his soldiers, and are entertained by dancers from various countries.

Under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Gloria Tuohy and Associate Artistic Director, Amanda Tuohy, participants range in ages from 4 to 74. Watch in awe as casts of more than 100 take to the stage and bring this classic to life.

The Nutcracker will be performed at:

Crown Point High School
Friday, December 6th – 10AM (SOLD OUT)
Friday, December 6th – 7PM
Saturday, December 7th – 1PM
Saturday, December 7th – 7PM
Sunday, December 8th – 2PM

Main Stage at Indiana University Northwest
Wednesday, December 11th – 10AM (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, December 12th – 10AM (SOLD OUT)
Friday, December 13th – 10AM (SOLD OUT)
Friday, December 13th – 7PM
Saturday, December 14th – 1PM
Saturday, December 14th – 7PM

Parent Information:
2019-2020 Season Advertising Opportunities
Nutcracker Rehearsals
2019 Nutcracker Principal Letter
2019 Nutcracker-Girl Scout
2019 Nutcracker Group
2019 Nutcracker Good Luck Message
2019 Nutcracker Parent Packet
2019 Nutcracker Parent Contract


Indiana Ballet Theatre will be performing Coppelia Spring 2020.
Open auditions for ages 5+ will be held Sunday, January 5th, more information will be posted on the Auditions page closer to Auditions.


Kaleidoscope, a modern and contemporary dance concert, has been exciting audiences since 1999 while enhancing the performing arts in Northwest Indiana. Amanda Tuohy, Director of Kaleidoscope and IBT Associate Artistic Director, has created a Chicago-style concert that showcases an array of dances, music and talent. The annual concert is filled with emotions transformed into dance in this amazing fluid show performed by Indiana Ballet Theatre and IBT Company.