Nutcracker Ballet - Bakersfield (CA)

Fox Theater
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season in Bakersfield!

Announcing tickets are on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Bakersfield at Fox Theatre Wednesday December 14, 7:30pm.

Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in 100+ cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of 10 or more, with a special interactive program for Girl Scout troops, receive discounts and benefits via  Seniors 65+, Military and MotorClub discounts are available at the theater box office with appropriate identification.

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Vallitix 888.825.5484 or go to

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Bakersfield!

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. 14 at the Fox Theatre. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk  will conduct auditions Monday, October 17, 4:30 Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio J&M Dance Center, 20609 Santa Lucia, Tehachapi, CA 93561, for dance students from the area. Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program brings 6,000 student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children! “It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers.” Calgary Herald, Stephan Bonfield, 2014.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at 

J and M Dance Center’s goal and vision is to offer comprehensive and enriching dance classes focusing on proper technique, body alignment, control, creativity and an all inclusive dance education. To accomplish this attention is devoted to each dancer who is seen as an individual with unique and varying abilities. The Center is committed to helping each dancer reach their maximum potential and achieve goals through positive and consistent training. Whether a dancer pursues a professional dance career or another profession, the confidence and skills they learn at the Center will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

About the Fox Theater

The historic Fox Theater of Bakersfield epitomizes an era of elegance, romance and big screen entertainment otherwise impossible to experience this side of Hollywood. Opened on Christmas Day 1930, The Fox was one of the last of its kind built in the Gilded Age. The first film on The Fox’s big silver screen was "Just Imagine", a sci-fi tale set 50 years in the future to 1980. The Fox featured the first "talkie" motion pictures and its stage was graced by live performers who among many were prestigious artists such as Bakersfield native Metropolitan Opera baritone Lawrence Tibbett (1933), world-renowned soprano Kirsten Flagstad (1939), the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (1939), and the classic pianist Arthur Rubinstein (1940).

Today, The Fox Theater in Bakersfield is recognized as a community treasure for its fine acoustics and is the only remaining Fox with its rare Skouras signature intact. 

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