Nutcracker Ballet - Hattiesburg (MS)

Historic Saenger Theater
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon
T: 601.584.4888

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Hattiesburg at the Historic Saenger Theater on November 14 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will premiere in Hattisburg on Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm at the Historic Saenger Theater.  Tickets On Sale Now.

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 Hattisburg are available June 14 at or call Saenger Theater 601-584-4888. 

Hattiesburg and area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari Sat, October 7 at Host Dance Studio South Mississippi Ballet Theatre

Hattiesburg and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition Wednesday, October 4, 3:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Moscow Ballet Host Studio South Mississippi Ballet Theatre, 5180 Old Hwy 11, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. 

Ballerina Maria Morari leads 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. Maria 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 Tuesday, November 14, 7:00pm at Saenger Theater. Find Tickets here

South Mississippi Ballet Theatre, located in Hattiesburg, was founded by Arkadiy and Katya Orohovsky. The founders continue bringing high quality ballet to South Mississippi. The school strives to build a love of the art from each dancer who walks into the studio to each person sitting in our audience. South Mississippi Ballet Theatre is so pleased to participate with the Moscow Ballet, where their students perform alongside renowned Russian ballerinas and danseurs.

About the Historic Saenger Theater

On Thanksgiving Day in 1929, it cost only six cents for admission to the Historic Saenger Theater movie palace in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Today, the 997-seat Saenger has become a celebrated fixture in the heart of historic downtown, surrounded by an array of award-winning, locally owned restaurants, all within walking distance.

One of only seven Saenger Theaters built and operated throughout the South by the Saenger brothers, Abe and Julian, the theater was designed by New Orleans architect Emile Weil and is an example of Neoclassical Revival style and Art Deco style. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 2000, a $3.75 million renovation was completed, restoring much of the Theater’s grandeur. Its original 778-pipe Robert Morton Pipe Organ is one of the few remaining organs of its kind in the United States and is a centerpiece for the theater. To experience the elegant historical ambience for yourself, visit the Saenger Theater for an upcoming production.