WLWT Channel 5 will broadcast The Nutcracker

This just in: WLWT Channel 5 will broadcast The Nutcracker!

If you had to pick just *one* holiday event to attend in Cincinnati, it would be the Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Year after year, this holiday show continues to awe audiences of all ages with its beautiful dancing and memorable music. And happily, the show goes on in 2020.

This month, experience the magic of Cincinnati Ballet’s holiday classic The Nutcracker presented by Frisch’s from the comfort of your home on WLWT Channel 5. The Nutcracker at Home presented by Frisch’s will premiere Tuesday, December 22 at 8 pm, with additional re-broadcasts on both WLWT and MeTV, Cincinnati channel WLWT 5.2.

The Nutcracker at Home presented by Frisch’s will be recorded at Cincinnati Music Hall next week following strict health and safety protocols. The production will feature Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s whimsical choreography, Main Company dancers, and gorgeous sets and costumes. Morgan and the Cincinnati Ballet’s artistic and production teams spent countless hours working with Emmy award-winning Director David Ashbrock to adapt the ballet for television.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s show will look a little different — dancers will wear masks and follow socially-distancing guidelines — but rest assured The Nutcracker will be as magical as ever.

Here’s when you can catch The Nutcracker on WLWT/MeTV:

WLWT Channel 5 schedule:

Tuesday December 22 at 8 pm

Thursday December 24 at 7 pm

Friday December 25 at 5 am

Friday December 25 at 12 pm

MeTV Cincinnati Channel 5.2 schedule:

Thursday December 24 at 8pm

Friday December 25 at 10 pm

The Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker is a magical, only-in-Cincinnati experience your family will remember long after the final curtain falls. So set your DVR and make a family date to watch this beloved classic!

To learn more, visit cballet.org.

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