Vintage Nutcracker Documentary Shows Cincinnati Ballet’s First Performance

Looking back at the original 40 years later

In 1974 Cincinnati Ballet debuted Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker under Artistic Director David McLain, who was quite proud of this all-Cincinnati production. Every detail, from it’s elaborate stage sets to its tiniest performers hailed from Cincinnati. See the show’s production from behind the scenes in this vintage documentary.

40 years later The Nutcracker has evolved, becoming even more spectacular than the original. Families still gather every year to see the magic and wonder of Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker, now in its sixth iteration.

Special thanks to Frisch’s Big Boy for sponsoring The Nutcracker for 40 years, and producing this documentary. | www.frischs.com

Created by The PPS Group, Covington, KY | www.theppsgroup.com

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