Nutcracker Ballet - Houston (TX)

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Houston at Smart Financial Centre of Sugarland on December 28 ~ Tickets On Sale August 4


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Houston Thurday, December 28, 7:00pm at Smart Financial Centre of Sugarland. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 4.

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 Houstonare available August 4 at or call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Houston Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Romana Dumanska Sept 26 at Host Studio Houston Metropolitan Dance Center

Houston area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on September 26, 4:00 pm, for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Host Dance Studio Houston Metropolitan Dance Center AKA METdance, 2808 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Romana 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. Romana 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  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, December 28, 7:00 pm at Smart Financial Center of Sugarland. Find Tickets here

Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Inc. or METdance is a 501(c) non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and society through the instruction and the performance of dance. METdance is a multi-functional dance organization that excels at entertaining and captivating audiences, instilling a passion and excitement for dance in its students, training the talented youth of Houston and preparing them for careers in dance performance, and inspiring children through the art of dance.   For the past 20 years, METdance has been dedicated to enriching the communities of Houston while developing a nationally recognized concert dance company.   Through its Founder and Executive Director, Michelle Smith, Artistic Director, Marlana Doyle, and Associate Director, Joe Celej, METdance has become a leader in diversity and vitality of arts presentation and instruction, and aims to continue serving the populace of Houston as well as representing the City of Houston and its dance community across the nation and abroad.

Houston’s Kingwood High School Choir Performs Tchaikovsky's “Waltz of the Snowflakes” in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on December 28

Houston’s Kingwood High School Choir will accompany Moscow Ballet for a special performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker, December 28, 7:00 pm at Smart Financial Centre of Sugar Land. As part of Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program, the choir willaccompany dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I, and present a special pre-performance showcase.  Moscow Ballet’s  Musical Wunderkind” program,presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcrackertour, provides experiential art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical WunderkindNew Horizons - A Children’s Program for Lifeand Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets

Houston’s Kingwood High School Choir program is comprised of more than 200 students in 6 different ensembles. The Madrigals are the top mixed ensemble and are best known for their performances of Christmas carols while dressed in Dickensian costumes. During their "caroling season" that runs for the first three weeks of December each year, they typically perform about 35 times for public venues and private parties. In 2003 The Madrigals were even invited to perform at the White House for their holiday festivities. They also participate in several festivals and contests around the Houston area each year and travel to San Antonio or Dallas for other performance opportunities. Several of the students in The Madrigals take private voice lessons and may pursue a career in music, but these students mostly sing for the enjoyment of making music for a variety of audiences and at a very high level of musicianship. Moscow Ballet is honored to include Kingwood High School Choir as Musical Wunderkind – Choir on the 25th Anniversary of Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours.