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The Breen Center for the Performing Arts

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2022 Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker
Presented by: City Ballet of Cleveland

Saturday, December 17, 2022: 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 18, 2022:  2 p.m.

City Ballet of Cleveland presents its annual holiday classic,  The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday December 18, 2022 at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its 10th year, City Ballet of Cleveland’s Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker is an experience like no other.

     When the curtain opens, audience members are transported to the beautiful home of one of Cleveland’s most notable families. As the holiday party continues, children and adults will delight in the joy portrayed on stage. Once all the guests have departed for the evening, the real excitement begins. Who will win tonight’s game-the Mouse King and his army or the Nutcracker and his team? Follow young Katherine on a journey to the lands of her dreams in this uniquely Cleveland twist of a holiday classic.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at or at For more information, please call 216-848-9088.


Saint Ignatius High School boasts three artist-in-residence programs at The Breen Center for the Performing Arts.  These groups consider The Breen Center their home stage, allowing them to share their creative expertise with our students, the neighboring community as well as their own loyal audiences.

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra
A group of local, professional, world-class musicians committed to bringing a transformative musical experience directly into the neighborhoods of Northeast Ohio. In its season concerts at The Breen Center and other Northeast Ohio venues, BlueWater shares the luminous world of inspiring music in an inviting and accessible manner.
As part of its residency, BlueWater initiated the new string ensemble at Saint Ignatius High School. Future plans include incorporating BlueWater musicians in the classrooms at Saint Ignatius, in programs uniting the arts and academics. BlueWater Chamber Orchestra's concert schedule can be found at
Verb Ballets
Ignites audience passion and participation in contemporary dance. Under the leadership of Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson, Verb strives to support and foster emerging talent, to present excellence in contemporary choreographers and to revive and honor modern dance classics. The company strives to be a thought leader in cultivating dance appreciation and support through education and outreach programs. In growing audience appreciation for dance, Verb Ballets helps make northeast Ohio a national destination for the arts. For more information on Verb Ballets performances please visit

Launch The Breen Center for the Performing Arts
  • Drama at Saint Ignatius

    The Harlequins have a rich 75-year history at Saint Ignatius. Each season, students join with girls from area high schools to produce a play in the fall and a musical in the spring.

  • Become a Drama Patron

    Are you an arts lover? You can support Saint Ignatius High School drama productions as a Drama Patron at The Breen Center. Click the link to make a donation. It’s that simple.

  • Rent the Breen Center

    Various spaces in the Breen Center are available for rent; including the stage, theater, lobby, box office, concession stand, dressing rooms, chorus room and multi-purpose Thomas Room. The theater has 526 numbered seats and two ADA accessible areas which fit up to four wheelchairs each. The adjacent parking lot has 120 spaces and four ADA van accessible spaces. A nearby lot has 227 spaces and five ADA van accessible spaces. For more detailed rental information click on the icon below.

The Breen Center Staff