Nutcracker Ballet - Bakersfield (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
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 smi@nutcracker.com.  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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Bakersfield Performances!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. 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, 2014. 

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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