Nutcracker Ballet - Great Falls (MT)

Mansfield Theater
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets are on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Great Falls at Mansfield Theatre Tuesday November 15, 7:00pm only.

Direct from Russia to Great Falls, 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, Great Falls 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 Great Falls.

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 Great Falls start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Montana 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 Mansfield Theater BO 406-455-8514 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 Great Falls!

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on November 15 at the Mansfield Theater. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Nalyvaiko will conduct auditions Thursday, October 13, 4:30  p.m. at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Live 2 Dance Studio, 1201 10th Avenue S. Suite 204, Great Falls, MT 59405, 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

Live 2 Dance Studio offers Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop. We have classes for dancers who just love to dance and classes for dancers who want to compete with their dancing! Classes run from September to April with a recital at the end of the year. The studio also offers workshops during the summer, and now there are ballroom lessons for adults and a date night once a month for couples to get out and dance for a good time!  Live 2 Dance Studio partners with Beach Body so the studio is open to adults who want to come and work out during the summer.  There are many different classes and they sell equipment in order to workout at home at a discounted price.

About The Great Falls Civic Center

The Great Falls Civic Center was built in the 1930s under the Works Progress Administration created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential order and funded by Congress with passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act on April 8, 1935. Almost every community in America has a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency and the City of Great Falls has the Great Falls Civic Center as a result of the WPA. The plush Mansfield Theater, located at the front of the Civic Center, showcases its historic elegance through intricate architecture and acoustics that are unrivaled in the state. The intimate 1,782-seat venue is adaptable for concerts, ballet, grand opera, road shows, country and rock music spectaculars, musicals, stage productions, travelogues, conventions and lectures.