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Moscow Ballet Honors our Servicemen & Women

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Moscow Ballet Honors the Military with Discount Ticket Deals!


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(Berkshires, Mass.) October 12, 2012 – The special 20th Anniversary production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker celebrates the holiday story of a young girl and her soldier Prince. Masha’s Christmas present—an odd looking soldier doll in the form of a Nutcracker, complete with an oversized nut-breaking jaw—battles to protect her from the Evil Rat King and his army of mice. After the battle, the Nutcracker is transformed into a spectacular Prince who escorts Masha to his kingdom. Masha is welcomed by emissaries who entertain with demonstrations of boundless feats of daring and athletic prowess from heritages from the world over.

The production also includes a Christmas tree that grows to 5 stories tall; falling snow; Russian folk characters Father Christmas and Snow Maiden; and 200 all new, lavish costumes all set to Tchaikovsky’s complete Nutcracker Suite. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker acknowledges America’s armed forces during this year of celebration of soaring holiday spirit! Active and inactive members of the U.S. Military save up to $12.50 per ticket to the 20th Anniversary production of Great Russian Nutcracker. Present military ID at theater box offices up to 24 hours prior to the performance. Groups of 10 or more receive discounts, too!

*Please note: There is no box office for Cleveland, Dallas and Los Angeles—to arrange tickets in these cities, call 800.320.1733 ext. 15.

For more information, call 800.320.1733. (Only one discount per ticket, discounts cannot be combined with other offers or discounts; there are no discounts on VIP and Platinum tickets.)

About Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet’s 20th Anniversary production of the Great Russian Nutcracker overflows with a spectacular new “Dove of Peace,” leading Masha and the Nutcracker Prince to the “Land of Peace and Harmony.” The performance also features award-winning principal dancers and a corps of 40; 200 all-new, lavish costumes; a Christmas Tree that grows to five stories tall; towering, falling snow; and more. Unique to Moscow Ballet’s production are Russian cultural elements, such as a Troika-styled sleigh escorted by Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden), hand-made silk puppets made in the centuries-old Russian tradition, and nine, fanciful hand-painted backdrops, all set to Tchaikovsky’s complete Nutcracker Suite score.
For 20 years, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker performances have introduced the finest Russian ballerinas and danseurs to audiences across North America. From former Bolshoi soloist Stanislov Vlasov and partner Lilia Sabitova in 1993, to danseur and upstart choreographer Anatolie Emelianov and Honored Artist of Russia Tatiana Predenia in 2002; IBC Gold Medalists Cristina and Alexei Terentiev in 2006; and acclaimed partners Alexandra Elagina and Anatolie Ustimov in 2010 (to name a few).

From the press: “Bold and vital” Virginian-Pilot (1994); “Delight to watch” Washington Post (1996); "Whimsical, charming, vibrant classical style” New York Times (2002); “Aristocratic finesse” Cleveland Plain Dealer (2010); “Brimful with feeling…expansive” Chief Dance Critic, New York Times (2010); “Sheer splendor and elegant dancing” Baltimore Sun (2011). Great Russian Nutcracker—20 years of acclaim, 20 years of soaring holiday spirit! 

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