Nutcracker Ballet - Grand Junction (CO)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Avalon Theatre
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.626.8497

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Grand Junction at Avalon Theatre on December 11 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Grand Junction on Monday, December , 7:00pm at Avalon 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. 

Moscow Ballet is pleased to announce the return of the Great Russian Nutcracker to Grand Junction, and for the convenience of our Grand Junction patrons, Moscow Ballet has rerouted the tour to arrive in Grand Junction from Albuquerque in the south, avoiding difficult mountain passes.

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 Grand Junction are available Friday, June 2 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call Avalon Theatre BO 800-626-8497. 

Grand Junction and Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Mariia Skoruk on Saturday, October 21 at Host Studio Dance Works

Grand Junction and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, October 21, 10:30 am for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk at Host Studio Dance Works, 2586 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Mariia Skoruk 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. Mariia Skoruk 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, December 11, 7:00 pm at Avalon Theatre. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Dance Works is the Grand Valley’s Premier Dance Studio and is committed to providing quality dance instruction and dance classes with professional standards, at a reasonable price, so all people may benefit from the joy and skills that dance provides. Dance Works was founded in 1980 by Kathryn J. Schulte.  Since its conception, the studio has taken pride in providing quality dance instruction and dance classes in the Grand Valley and continues to be the most respected dance studio in Grand Junction.  In addition to focusing on dance technique, Dance Works promotes artistic expression, self-confidence, self-discipline, and respect for others.  All teachers at Dance Works are well-qualified dance instructors with extensive dance experience. Dance Works also has a variety of non-traditional classes offered through the studio. 

About the Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre shows independent and foreign films and first-run movies. Live productions include concerts, theatrical performances and dance recitals. Renovations were made to the theater to restore its original 1923 condition. It is located in downtown Grand Junction, a charming area popular with tourists, making it convenient to restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops and clubs. The Avalon Theatre Foundation's mission is "to preserve, promote, and enhance the Avalon Theatre for community benefit". The Avalon Theatre Foundation, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1991 by Pat Gormley. It successfully undertook a fundraising effort that provided for the restoration of the theater's original 1923 façade. The Foundation continues to center its mission on historic preservation, generational heritage, and the continued commercial operations of The Avalon Theatre.