Nutcracker Ballet - Baltimore (MD)

The Hippodrome Theatre
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm
The Hippodrome Theatre
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Baltimore at Hippodrome Theatre Friday December 16, 7:00pm and Saturday December 17, 1:00pm matinee and 5:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Baltimore, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Baltimore audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Balitmore.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Baltimore start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Baltimore Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

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

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker December 16 and 17 at the Hippodrome Theatre. Auditions will be Sunday, September 25, 1:00pm at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio The Moving Company Dance Center  9954 York Road Church Lane Shopping Center  Cockeysville, MD 21030 for dance students from the area. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olga Aru will be in Baltimore to rehearse the local student dancers from October 18 to 21. 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.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker December 16 and 17 at Hippodrome Theatre. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of 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.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at

The Moving Company Dance Center (MoveCo, LLC) provides professional dance instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. In our classes of ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, we challenge and support our students to reach their artistic and technical promise. Our goal is to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of dance and to train well prepared, technically proficient dancers in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. Our classes are small allowing our devoted and accomplished teachers to provide individualized attention. We invite you to come visit us to experience the creative atmosphere and be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of our students and teachers.

Baltimore’s American Kodály Children’s Chorus accompanies Moscow Ballet in Musical Wunderkind performances on Saturday, Dec. 17th at the Hippodrome Theatre

Moscow Ballet’s “Musical Wunderkind” program, consistent with Moscow Ballet’s mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs, features pre-professional award winning vocal groups accompanying dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Baltimore’s American Kodály Children’s Chorus returns to accompany Moscow Ballet for its fourth year on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 and 5:00 PM at the Hippodrome Theatre. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at

The American Kodály Children’s Chorus (AKCC)’smission is to provide a nurturing environment where children in Baltimore’s greater metropolitan area can access high-quality musical instruction. Current choristers range from eight to eighteen-years-old and attend public, private and home school programs. The chorus strives for excellence through its provision of vocal pedagogy-based choral and solo singing instruction.  AKCC is in residence at the Bryn Mawr School and is administered by Dr. Alyson Shirk. In addition to her work at AKCC and Bryn Mawr, Dr. Shirk is a frequent choral clinician, adjudicator, and master class teacher. 

About the Theater

The Hippodrome Theatre, now a part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, first opened its doors in 1914 as a movie palace. Vaudeville performances were held there, too, featuring such legends as Red Skelton and Benny Goodman. The building underwent renovations in the early 1960s, reopening with the regional premiere of the film Cleopatra. The theater was closed for a short time in the 1990s, as the venue's popularity waned.

Today, the Hippodrome has regained its popularity and regularly hosts a variety of events, from Broadway productions to concerts to comedy shows.

Concert Artists of Baltimore


"Michael Repper conducted the fine chamber orchestra with confidence and expressive nuance." Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

Michael Repper is the Assistant Conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore and was recently appointed as the Music Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Virginia. Since 2014 he has held the coveted Baltimore Symphony Orchestra-Peabody Institute Conducting Fellowship, where he served as assistant conductor to Marin Alsop. Michael is also the Music Director of the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, America’s First Catholic Cathedral. He is an accomplished conductor of classical, pops, jazz, and musical theater in the United States and abroad. Along with his many performances in Baltimore in 2016, his performance slate includes debuts with several ensembles, including the Sao Paulo Symphony in Brazil. He is the Managing Director of the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, a Baltimore-based chamber music series which presents Music in the Great Hall, currently in its 43rd season. Through the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, he founded the Chamber Music Society of Maryland (CMSMD) Youth Fellowship which offers a $1000 scholarship opportunity for exceptional pre-college chamber musicians.        Founded by Edward Polochick, Concert Artists of Baltimore (CAB) consists of a professional chamber orchestra and professional chamber chorus. The full ensembles are featured in The Maestro Series, with performances this season at the Gordon Center For Performing Arts and St. Pius X Church.

CAB also offers chamber music, The Mansion Series, with performances at The Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. This series showcases smaller forces, such as a quartet or small vocal group, and often features unique repertoire.

The orchestra and chorus are frequently hired for performances throughout the region by other organizations, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Baltimore, Moscow Ballet, the Baltimore Basilica, Temple Oheb Shalom, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, McDaniel College, St. Louis Church, The Holocaust Museum, The Visionary Arts Museum, The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, and Catholic Charities. When larger forces are needed, such as when the singers of Concert Artists perform Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra each year, the chorus expands to the Concert Artists Symphonic Chorale.
The 2014-15 season featured a groundbreaking collaboration with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society at 2640 Space, a partnership that continues with Convergence Maximus II: Operatic Overdrive in February 2016.

The mission of Concert Artists of Baltimore is to present classical music performances of well-known and lesser-known composers by an elite professional chorus and chamber orchestra, thus providing a visceral music experience to audiences in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area. In 2015 Concert Artists of Baltimore was one of 20 Baltimore arts organizations chosen by the DeVos Institute through a competitive application process to participate in “Capacity Building Baltimore”.