Nutcracker Ballet - El Paso (TX)

Plaza Theatre
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Plaza Theatre
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm (noon)

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in El Paso at Plaza Theatre Friday, Dec 23, 3:00 and 7:00pm and Saturday, Christmas Eve day at 12noon.

Direct from Russia to El Paso, 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, El Paso 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 El Paso.

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.

yelplogo.originalTickets in El Paso start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Texas 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.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

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

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker December 23 and 24 at Plaza Theatre. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will conduct auditions Sat., Sept. 24, 10:30 Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio The Las Cruces School of Dance and Music, 1390 N. Main, Las Cruces, NM  88001 for dance students from the area. 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.  Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program brings 6,000 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, Stephan Bonfield, 2014.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at

The Las Cruces School of Dance & Music and the Alamogordo Academy of Ballet provide high quality instruction in both dance and music. In fourteen years of business, the studio has achieved a wide-spread reputation for excellence in both instruction and performance with many of the studio students going on to study at top-quality performing arts schools and university programs.

About The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center

The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center opened in 1930 as both a modern film house and a stage production venue. Commonly referred to as "The Showplace of the Southwest," the Plaza was once the largest theater between Dallas and Los Angeles. It boasts elaborate architecture and decor, and has hosted concerts, stage shows, and movies. The Plaza will soon feature such acts as the Blue Man Group, B.B. King, and the Broadway production of West Side Story.