Nutcracker Ballet - Carrollton (GA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 678.839.4722

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker premiering in Carrollton at Townsend Center of Performing Arts on November 21 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Carrollton on Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 pm at Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now. 

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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Carrollton are available now at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Townsend Center BO 678 839 4722.

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Carrollton November 21

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Carrollton the Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Tuesday, November 21 at UWG Townsend Center for the Performing Arts this holiday season. 

“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director  Olena Pedan  in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Carrollton Academy of Dance. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian Nutcrackerwww.nutcracker.com/yourcity .

Carrollton Academy of Dance (CAD) is the oldest dance studio in Carroll County. The studio began in 1977, and today is under the direction of Heather Parker.  Since the beginning, CAD has specialized in age appropriate costuming, musical selections, and choreography. The studio offers classes for students wishing for recreational activity and also to those who want to train more intensively. Classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. There are also Musical Theatre camps, master classes, and much more! Classes start at the age of 2 years.

 CAD produces three shows each year. In the winter all ballet students perform in the annual production of The Nutcracker. There is the annual Winter Extravaganza Recital for other styles of dance and the youngest dancers. In the Spring the season ends with a recital with a different theme each year. CAD is also home to the Parker Dance Company. Members of the PDC are chosen through audition, or by invitation. These students travel throughout the south for conventions, workshops, and competitions. The PDC continues to bring home top honors year after year. PDC was founded in 2003 to give CAD students more performance opportunities, and also to grow more extensively in the art of dance.

About the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts

The Maurice K. Townsend Center for the Performing Arts supports the academic departments of Music and Theatre throughout their various performance and educational endeavors, supports the academic mission of the University of West Georgia as a whole, and advocates the Arts and Arts Education to the university and surrounding communities. Both the university and the West Georgia region benefit from the cultural enrichment and educational opportunities provided by the variety of events presented at the Townsend Center.