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Peter Pan
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents

Philharmonic Family Series

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The 2020-2021 Family Series will thrill young and old alike. In October 2020, Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic present a family-friendly PHILHARMONSTER concert that includes the spookiness of Halloween with engaging music and plenty of fun. During the holidays, there’s no more magical place than the Schuster Center when you bring your child to THE NUTCRACKER for a matinee performance. In March 2021, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Dayton Ballet II, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2 team up to provide a WORLD OF DANCE. In April, the Philharmonic Family Series soars to exotic lands with the ballet PETER PAN. This classic story is filled with fairy dust, Lost Boys, Captain Hook, swashbuckling pirates, a hungry crocodile, and of course Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Join the Philharmonic Family Series for an experience that is sure to thrill the child in us all!

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Exchange Any Season Ticket For Any Other DPAA Event

As a Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) Season Ticket holder, you have the benefit of exchanging the value of your ticket as house credit for ANY other DPAA performance without additional exchange fees. Choose from any Ballet, Opera, or Philharmonic event.

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DPAA tickets are among the most favorably priced in the region–plus SAVE UP TO 25% when you subscribe.

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All single tickets purchased from the ticket office, over the phone, or online carry an extra surcharge. With ANY subscription type, you’ll avoid these fees completely. This is on top of the savings built into your subscription package!

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You’ll enjoy the same seats for each of the performances in your series. Note: FlexPass Package offers the best seats within 30 days of the event. A-Tier Package allows you to choose any available A-tier seat immediately. Create Your Own allows you to select a specific seat and tier by each event.

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Events In This Series

2020-2021 Season

The Nutcracker (CANCELED)

Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2020

Schuster Center

Join little Clara as she drifts into restless slumber amidst tiny tin soldiers and menacing rodents, floats dreamily among the snowflakes, and is escorted to the Land of Sweets, where she meets the sparkling Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Dayton Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER comprises an enormous cast, including the full professional Dayton Ballet company, dancers from Dayton Ballet II and the Dayton Ballet School, and over 100 children from the local Dayton area, all of whom have the pleasure of dancing to live music performed by the Dayton Philharmonic.

A World Of Dance
2020-2021 Season

A World Of Dance

Mar 21, 2021

Schuster Center

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance whisks young arts enthusiasts on an exciting exploration of the world of dance. Dancers from Dayton Ballet II and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2 share with us the power of dance to express our emotions, entertain others, and fill the world with joy.

Peter Pan
2020-2021 Season

Peter Pan

Apr 9 - Apr 11, 2021

Schuster Center

The timeless story of Peter Pan extols the virtues of eternal youth and of keeping our childlike wonder. Choreographer Septime Webre tells this beloved tale through the magic of dance, filled with notable moments set to thrill audience members of any age. Peter and Wendy take flight right before our eyes in the Schuster Center, joined by a cast of cherished characters: the swashbuckling Pirates, the wandering Lost Boys, the menacing Captain Hook and his toothy cohort the Crocodile, and of course, the sparkling and spritely Tinkerbell!