Nutcracker Ballet - Charlottesville (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Paramount Theatre
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 434.979.1333

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Charlottesville at Paramount Theater on December 11 and December 12 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Charlottesville on December 11, 7:00 pm  and Decembe 12, 7:00 pm at Paramount Theater.

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 Charlottesville are available June 9 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Paramount Theater Box Office 434-979-1333. 

Charlottesville and area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anna Radik on Saturday, November 4 at Host Studio: The Ballet School

Charlottesville and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, November 4, 3:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik at BalletSchool, 2409 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. 

Ballerina Anna Radik leads 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. Anna 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 www.nutcracker.com/auditions.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday and Tuesday, December 11 and 12, 7:00pm at Paramount Theater. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Founded in 1997, the BalletSchool  of Charlottesville provides Ballet classes with professional instruction. The emphasis is on proper technique and performance style in accordance with each student’s stage of development. The method caters to any student – whether considering dance as a career or just for enjoyment. Subjects included in each class level are Ballet, character and free-movement. The studio also offers HipHop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Tap classes for all ages. In order to promote a healthy mind and body, the studio provides a positive environment for all dancers to enjoy and reach his or her highest potential. All of our dancers can be themselves regardless of ability, age, and size. Contact Atusko Nakamoto for more information.

About The Paramount Theater

Originally a movie palace, The Paramount Theater opened in 1931. It once hosted films, war bond drives, fashion shows, cartoons for kids, and musical artists, before closing its doors in 1974. Thanks to the diligence of those in the greater Charlottesville region, the theater was saved from threats of demolition, instead undergoing renovations before reopening in 2004. It now presents a variety of arts, education, and entertainment events, such as London's National Theatre, The Lyric Opera Virginia, comedians, musicians, and more.