Nutcracker Ballet - Fort Wayne (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Embassy Theatre
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Fort Wayne's Embassy Theatre on December 5 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Fort Wayne on Tues, Dec 5, 7:00pm at Embassy 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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Fort Wayne are available April 10 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Fort Wayne December 5

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 Fort Wayne, the Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre 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  AlisaBolotnikova  in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio En Croix Ballet. 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 .

En Croix Ballet is a dance studio that teaches classes of many dance genres, for all ages and in the daytime and evening.  En Croix teaches solid ballet technique in a positive environment. Our facility push each child to be their best while teaching them how to be wise with their bodies in dance, think for themselves, and foster a love for the art of ballet and dance. The studio performs a full length ballet instead of individual pieces. Each class has a part within the story. And the end of the year program is a wonderful showcase of the technique the students have learned throughout the first 6 months of their classes. The studio offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Worship, Stretch and Strength. All Ages and skill levels are invited. There is a Boys Only Class, Tots ages 3-4, Adults, Ballet Levels 1 to 5 and Modern Beginner through Advanced.

About Embassy Theatre

On May 14, 1928, the doors of the magnificent Emboyd Theatre opened in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Built as a movie palace and vaudeville house, the Emboyd provided a majestic backdrop for the entertainment of the day, complete with a Page theatre pipe organ. The Emboyd came complete with the seven-story, 250-room Indiana Hotel wrapped around the north and west sides of the theatre. Clyde Quimby, theater operator, had commissioned A.M. Strauss and John Eberson to design the Emboyd and the Indiana Hotel.

In 1952, the Emboyd Theatre and Indiana Hotel were sold to the Alliance Amusement Corporation, along with the Indiana Hotel adjacent to the theatre. The name changed to the Embassy Theatre.

Through all renovations and improvements, the Embassy Theatre has maintained the historic integrity of the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places.