Nutcracker Ballet - Baton Rouge (LA)

Union Theater at Louisiana State University
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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T: 225.578.5128

Baton Rouge Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari on September 25 at Host Studio Dance Center and School of Performing Arts

Baton Rouge area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Monday, September 25, 6:00 pm, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Dance Center and School of Performing Arts, 3535 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Maria Morari will lead auditions and rehearse the young dancers in their assigned roles. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Maria Moriari also leads the young dancers at dress rehearsal with the Russian company the day of the performance. This is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for aspiring young dancers. The Dance-with-Us program is in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, November 12, 3:00 pm matinee at Union Theater at Louisiana State University. Find Tickets here

The Dance Center and School of Performing Arts is the result of a beautiful merger of two well established Baton Rouge art schools with combined experience of enriching students' lives for over 40 years. Its vision is to achieve excellence through quality instruction in dance, music, drama, and art for students wishing to pursue a professional career as well as a wonderful education for those who prefer to learn about their art form for their own personal enjoyment. For dance, the school primarily offers training in classical ballet; but, also classes in jazz, tap, and hip hop as well as workshops in Modern Dance and Flamenco and master classes with guest teachers throughout the year.

Dance Center and School of Performing Arts is also the host school for the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Through their "Dance with Us" program, students in the Baton Rouge area have the opportunity to audition and participate in this amazing, professional production at the LSU Union Theatre each November.

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Baton Rouge at Union Theater at LSU on November 12 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Baton Rouge on Sunday, November 12, 3:00 pm matinee at Union Theater at LSU.

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. 

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from .  Single tickets in Baton Rouge are available May 30 at or call the LSU Theater BO 225-578-5128. 

About The Louisiana State University Student Union Theater

The Louisiana State University Student Union Theater is proud to bring the LSU and Greater Baton Rouge Community the finest Broadway Shows, ballets, musical compositions, cultural attractions and more. Visit LSU Union Theatre today to enjoy the many unique performances offered each season. From Broadway and ballet to musicians and comedians, theater goers of all ages are sure find a show they will love. The LSU Union Theater is a newly-renovated 1269 seat proscenium arch theater complete with an orchestra pit. Seating is stadium style with no overhanging balcony, providing great sight-lines and sound. The LSU Union Theater is equipped with the Meyers Constellation System, which provides acoustical enhancement for voice and music performances, delivering concert hall quality sound regardless of where patrons are seated in the theater.