Celebrate the holidays at The Ritz

The holidays are a time for a variety of entertainment at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin:

Friday Night Live returns to The National Theatre at The Ritz at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Forward Motion of Port Clinton is to perform modern jazz; Three Mile Run of Tiffin and Sycamore is the traditional acoustic trio of Nancy Harlett, Joe Knaup and Ivan Hill; and singer/songwriter Jamie Rogers, formerly of Tiffin, is to journey from Columbus to present his show. All seats are $10.

Tickets are available for A Holiday Celebration with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Ritz Theatre. Tickets range from $20 to $50. For reservations and information, visit or call (419) 448-8544.

The Chicago Festival Ballet is returning to The Ritz Theatre with its 2013 production of “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21. “The Nutcracker” involves more than 16 professional dancers as well as local children ages 6-17. Generations of audiences have enjoyed this timeless holiday favorite, a charming tale of adventure that follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice.

Choreographer Kenneth von Heidecke founded Chicago Festival Ballet Company as a nonprofit organization in 1990. Since then, the company has performed in hundreds of venues around the world, receiving accolades for its commitment to technical excellence and creativity.

Old Fort Banking Co. is the sponsor for “The Nutcracker.” Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students.

For reservations and information on any of these shows, visit, stop at 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, or call (419) 448-8544.