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December 13, 2010 - Meet and Greet the Great Russian Nutcracker and Peanuts’© beloved Snoopy at Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center on Dec 18!


Meet and Greet the Great Russian Nutcracker and Peanuts’© beloved Snoopy at Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center on Dec 18!

Ticketholders meet and greet “Santa Snoopy” in the Wells Fargo Center lobby at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

Moscow Ballet’s A.Elagina and A.Ustimov

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(Berkshires, Mass.) December 13, 2010 – See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts December 18 at 2:00 and 7:30pm and meet and greet your favorite Peanuts’© character too! “Snoopy” will greet ticketholders, sign autographs and pose for pictures from 1 to 2 pm and from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the theatre lobby. The Charles Shultz Foundation brings Snoopy to the Great Russian Nutcracker performances where he greets patrons in a “festive” costume and also appears on stage with the Russian dancers! Patrons may also have a photo taken by a professional photographer with Russian soloists from the Great Russian Nutcracker in the lobby during intermission, for a fee. Tickets for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker are still available. Call Charge by Phone 707-546-3600 (Tues – Sat, Noon to 6pm) or o online to

Critically acclaimed; the NY Times’ Alastair Macaulay says, The Russian ballet style is elegant, expansive” and “Christmas without The Nutcracker? Unimaginable. Christmas with the Moscow Ballet? Sublime.” says the Sioux City Journal.  In San Diego Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker stars principal artists Cristina Terentiev as Masha/Clara and Alexei Terentiev as the Nutcracker Prince. Spectacular scenic design, sumptuous costumes, and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian artists have made the Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. With its unique setting in Act II of the "Land of Peace and Harmony”, the Great Russian Nutcracker entertains with new characters and larger-than-life puppets, all set against a stunning backdrop of unicorns, exotic birds and animals. An ethereal Dove, a messenger of peace, leads Masha and the Nutcracker to the peaceful kingdom. Beloved Russian fairytale characters, Ded Moroz/Father Christmas and Snegurochka/Snow Maiden, add to the outstanding dancing and whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets this Nutcracker apart.

About Snoopy’s Home Ice - The arena has a long history of bringing performers to Sonoma County and we are delighted to be the welcoming sponsor for the Moscow Ballet and to be part of a new holiday tradition in our community. Between 1986 and 2003, the ice arena was host to Charles Schulz’s "Holiday Ice Shows". The rink continues to honor Mr. Schulz’s legacy and during December the complex is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with a 25 foot tree at center ice.  There is a tree lighting ceremony and skating exhibitions starring Snoopy to kick off the festive season. Often called the most beautiful ice arena in the world, Snoopy’s Home Ice offers a unique atmosphere for families to enjoy recreational ice skating and a world-class facility to support the goals of local athletes in the sports of Ice Hockey and Figure Skating.  Home to the Warm Puppy Café and Snoopy’s Gallery & Gift Shop, the arena complex is also a popular destination for Peanuts fans from across the globe. Snoopy’s Home Ice is located at 1667 W Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, California, 95403. For more information go to the arena website at:

Tickets are now on sale. To purchase by phone call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000, buy online at or Tickets start at $27.50. Group rates are available for ten or more tickets, call 800 320 1733.

East Tour – Great Russian Nutcracker

West Point            NY      11/13

Wilkes Barre         PA           11/14

Paducah                               KY                11/16

Birmingham          AL           11/17

*Meridian              MS       11/18

Dallas                    TX           11/19-21            

*Stephenville        TX           11/22

*Alma                     AR          11/23

Little Rock             AR          11/24

Muskegon             MI            11/26

Indianapolis          IN            11/27

Knoxville               TN          11/28

Memphis               TN          11/29

*Blacksburg          VA           12/1

Charleston            WV         12/2

Youngstown         OH          12/3

*Easton                 PA       12/4

*Verona                NY           12/5

Rochester             NY          12/7

Bethesda               MD          12/8-9

*Somerville           NJ           12/10

Baltimore               MD          12/11-12

Charlottesville      VA           12/13-14

Virginia Beach      VA          12/15-16

Cleveland             OH          12/17

Rosemont             IL             12/18

Detroit                    MI            12/19

*Ashland               KY           12/20

Asheville               NC          12/21

Durham NC          12/22

N Charleston        SC          12/23

Sarasota                FL           12/26

Lakeland               FL           12/27

St  Petersburg      FL           12/28-29

*denotes private performance


West Tour – Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker

Surrey, BC            CAN       11/4

^Medicine Hat      CAN       11/6

^*Saskatoon         CAN       11/9-10

^*Regina               CAN       11/11-12

^*Edmonton          CAN       11/15-16

Butte                     MN         11/18 

Yakima                 WA          11/19

*Bellingham          WA        11/20

^Missoula              MT          11/21

^*Calgary              CAN       11/22-23

*Lake of Torches WI  11/26-27

Fargo                     ND          11/28

^*Winnipeg           CAN       11/29

^Thunder Bay      CAN       11/30

Grand Forks         ND          12/1

Rochester             MN          12/2

Minneapolis          MN          12/3-4

Cedar Rapids       IA            12/5

Sioux City             IA           12/7

Cheyenne             WY         12/8

Casper                   WY         12/9

Denver                   CO          12/10-11

Grand Junction     CO         12/12

Farmington           NM          12/13-14

*Albuquerque       NM          12/15

Bakersfield           CA           12/16

Cupertino              CA          12/17

Santa Rosa           CA          12/18

*La Mirada            CA          12/19

San Diego             CA          12/20

Tucson                  AZ           12/21

*Phoenix               AR          12/22

El Paso  TX           12/23

San Antonio          TX           12/26

Lake Charles        LA           12/27

New Orleans        LA           12/28

Panama City         FL           12/29

*denotes private performance

^denotes Swan Lake performance



Moscow Ballet - History
Moscow Ballet is known for its annual, touring Great Russian Nutcracker and full-length productions of the classic story-ballets; Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others. Created by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor and theatrical producer, Akiva Talmi, the organization evolved out of Talmi’s all-star Russian "Glasnost Festival Tour" (1986-92). Moscow Ballet made its debut in 1993 with the Great Russian Nutcracker which was directed and choreographed by soloist Stanislav Vlasov of the famous Russian Bolshoi Theatre. In 1994, Moscow Ballet invited the Moscow State Theatre of Natalia Sats, and the theatre's full orchestra, to expand the company to an 88-artist tour which was billed as the "19th Century Classical Nutcracker." In 2003, Moscow Ballet announced the appointment of Vladimir Troshchenko, director of Odessa State Ballet and a pivotal figure in the ballet world, as Ballet Master and Andre Litvinov joined him in 2010 as co-Ballet Master. Moscow Ballet continues to feature top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools in its productions. 


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