Nutcracker Ballet - El Paso (TX)

Plaza Theatre
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Plaza Theatre
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:00 pm (noon)
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to El Paso at Plaza Theatre on December 23 and 24 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in El Paso on Saturday, December 23, 3:00 pm matinee, and 7:00 pm; and Christmas Eve day, Sunday, December 24, 12:00 pm at Plaza Theatre.

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 El Paso are available April 17 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

El Paso Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Romana Dumanska on October 14

El Paso area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, October 14, 11:30 am for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Host Studios Las Cruces School of Dance and Music and Alamogordo Academy of Ballet. The auditions will be held at the Las Cruces studio location, 1390 North Main St., Las Cruces, NM 88001. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Romana Dumanska 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. Romana Dumanska 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 on Saturday, December 23, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm, and Christmas Eve matinee, Sunday, December 24, 12:00 pm at Plaza Theatre. Find Tickets here

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.