Nutcracker Ballet - Fort Wayne (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Embassy Theatre
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tickets on sale in Fort Wayne for Moscow Ballet's celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Embassy Theatre

 

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Fort Wayne at Embassy Theatre Wednesday December 7, 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Fort Wayne, 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, Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne.

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.

Tickets in Fort Wayne start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Indiana Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact smi@nutcracker.com 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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

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

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik will be present Mon, Oct 24 4:30pm at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio En Croix Ballet, 9804 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804  to audition 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.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 7 at the Embassy Theatre. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of 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.Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets are at www.nutcracker.com.

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.