Featuring spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is an annual treat for the whole family. Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blends with the richness of Russian classical dance to make the Great Russian Nutcracker a unique performance not to be missed!
Moscow Ballet has been praised by critics for the unique setting in Act II of the "Land of Peace and Harmony." To convey a message of peace, an ethereal dove escorts Masha and the Prince to a land where there is no war or suffering. Set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, Moscow Ballet’s production features 200 lavish costumes, larger-than-life Russian puppets and 9 hand-painted backdrops that are embellished with 3-D effects.
Moscow Ballet continues its commitment to "Celebrating Children…The Arts Can Make a Difference.” Local children in each market will audition to appear with the 132 Russian dancers on the tours. Last year, more than 6,000 U.S. children performed the Great Russian Nutcracker with Moscow Ballet’s dancers, as part of its educational outreach campaign.
Set against Valentin Fedorov's spectacular scenic design, with larger-than-life puppets and the backdrop of unicorns, exotic birds and animals, the Great Russian Nutcracker is a visual delight.