Coppelia is a charming and comical classical ballet based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet is about a girl named Coppelia who sits on her balcony all day reading and never speaking to anyone. A boy named Franz falls deeply in love with her and wants to marry her, even though he is already engaged to another woman. His fiance, Swanhilda, sees Franz throwing kisses at Coppelia. Swanhilda soon learns that Coppelia is actually a doll that belongs to Doctor Coppelius, the mad scientist. She decides to impersonate the doll, in order to win the love of Franz. Chaos ensues, but all is soon forgiven. Swanhilda and Franz make up and get married. The marriage is celebrated with several festive dances.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Coppelia has been canceled for the 2020 Season.
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.
Check back for Nutcracker 2020 dates!