See the acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker and Help out Furry Freinds too!!

See the acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker and Help out Furry Freinds too!!

December 01, 2011  |  By Moscow Ballet

$5 from each ticket goes to charitable organizations in your city…find your city and save an animal

$5 from each ticket goes to charitable organizations in your city…find your city and save an animal

Moscow Ballet is partnering with animal rescue and charitable organizations across the country to raise funds through performances!

$5 from every ticket sold to the Great Russian Nutcracker by the participating organizations named below, will go back to those organizations. This is $5 off the original price of the ticket, you do not pay more for your tickets but do support the charitable missions!

The funds raised go to help abandoned and injured animals, children’s hospitals and families in need of heating assistance. With thousands of tickets sold in each city Moscow Ballet is in, support from people like you could raise tens of thousands of dollars! Find your city below…

IndyHumane's Big-Bob in Indianapolis

IndyHumane's Big-Bob in Indianapolis

Dec 4 Indianapolis IN ~ Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) Big Bob, the cat who was shot, hit by a car, and left for dead, still has some of his nine lives left..he is now in a happy home his forever family. The 100-year-old IndyHumane’s programs include adoptions, low-cost vaccine clinic, behavior helpline, canine training school, volunteer services, and the Nonie Krauss Foster Care program. See the Sunday, December 4, 5:00pm performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Murat Theatre. To purchase tickets and simultaneously make a donation, go to www.nutcracker.com/indyhumane or e-mail andy@nutcracker.com with Humane Society in the subject line.

Dante in Associated Humane Society's Popcorn Park in Lakewood

Dante in Associated Humane Society's Popcorn Park in Lakewood

Dec 7 Lakewood NJ ~ Associated Humane Societies (AHS) Meet Millie, a young female pit bull in poor condition found as a stray in Newark. Sadly, many of the pit bulls that have been brought to the Society for various reasons have been unspayed female pit bulls. Five dollars from each ticket sold, for the Wednesday, December 7, 7:30pm performance of the Lakewood premiere of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Strand Theatre, will go to animals at Popcorn Park Zoo and others. To purchase tickets and simultaneously make a donation to the Associated Humane Societies, use the code “POPCORN” at the Strand Box Office in person.

Diamond healthy and at home in Denver

Diamond healthy and at home in Denver

Dec 9 and 10 Denver CO ~ Colorado Helping Hands Foundation Meet the organization’s staff and learn more in the lobby of the Paramount December 9, 8:00pm and Saturday, December 10, 2:00pm performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Funds raised through ticket sales goes to help non-routine treatment of companion animals. To purchase tickets and simultaneously make a donation e-mail andy@nutcracker.com with HELPING HANDS in the subject line or go to www.nutcracker.com/chhf.

TAF Namesake Trio in Chicago

TAF Namesake Trio in Chicago

Dec 10 Rosemont IL ~ Trio Animal Foundation (TAF) Named after Trio, a dog who was used as bait in an illegal dogfight when she was only 4 weeks old, Trio’s owner founded TAF to help other homeless pets in need. Five dollars from each ticket sold for the Saturday, December 10, 3:00 pm performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Rosemont Theatre, will help TAF programs. To purchase tickets and simultaneously make a donation go to the Rosemont Theater Box Office and use the code TRIO or go towww.nutcracker.com/gift-store/tickets/trio.

Dec 13 and 14 Fairfax VA ~ INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children The non-profit organization provides comprehensive medical services for children, a pediatric emergency department, a pediatric intensive care unit and the region’s largest neonatal intensive care unit. $5 from each ticket sold by INOVA for the December 13 and 14, 7:30pm performances at GMU’s Concert Hall, will go directly to help area children in need. To purchase tickets, and simultaneously make a donation, go towww.nutcracker.com/inova and use the code INOVA or e-mail andy@nutcracker.com.

Dec 17 and 18 Baltimore MD ~ Fuel Fund of Maryland announce that $5 from each “Fuel Fund ticket” goes directly to provide heat and home utility assistance for community members most in need Buy tickets for the December 17 and 18 performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Lyric Opera House. To purchase specially discounted tickets and simultaneously make a donation, use the code FUEL and still save up to $15 per ticket. E-mail andy@nutcracker.com or go to www.nutcracker.com/fuelfund.

Chih and baby in El Paso Animal Resuce League's care

Chih and baby in El Paso Animal Resuce League's care

Dec 23 El Paso TX ~ Animal Rescue League of El Paso (ARL) was recently involved in rescuing two horses, one llama and four dogs in a neglect case. The animals all need medical attention. With the help of Moscow Ballet patrons, ARL will continue to help stray, injured and abused animals in the El Paso community. This charitable organization does not receive government funding. $5 from each ticket sold for the December 23, 4:00 and 8:00pm performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Plaza Theater, will help animals in the shelter. To purchase tickets and simultaneously make a donation, use the code RESCUE and e-mail andy@nutcracker.com or go to www.nutcracker.com/arl.

Pet Pal's Lotus in St Petersburg

Pet Pal's Lotus in St Petersburg

Dec 26 and 27 St Petersburg FL ~ Pet Pal Animal Shelter Five dollars from each ticket sold, for the Monday and Tuesday, December 26 and 27, 7:30pm performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Mahaffey Theatre, will go directly to help abandoned, injured and abused animals at Pet Pal. You can also “Meet the Cast” December 26th, at St. Petersburg Nights Restaurant and enjoy traditional Russian Cuisine, music, dancing. For Cast Party tickets, contact 727-363-3832. To purchase performance tickets and simultaneously make a donation go to www.nutcracker.com/petpal or put PET Pal in the subject line and e-mail Andy@nutcracker.com.

ASPCA's Charmin in Lakeland

ASPCA's Charmin in Lakeland

Dec 29 Lakeland FL ~ SPCA, Inc. headquartered in Lakeland Executive Director Warren Cox comments, “Seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a special treat; helping our community’s orphaned animals makes the experience even more valuable.” $5 from each ticket by sold by the SPCA for the December 29, 7:30pm performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Youkey Theater, helps SPCA initiatives: rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing 7,000+ animals each year; Ani-meals, a service feeding animal companions of senior citizens; Paws to Read, an innovative program pairing animals and young readers in libraries and schools; and more. To purchase tickets, and simultaneously make a donation, go to the Youkey Theater Box Office and ask for SPCA tickets or go to www.nutcracker.com/spca.