Nutcracker Ballet - Indianapolis (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Indianapolis on November 26 at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre ~ Tickets On Sale Now

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Indianapolis on Sunday, November 26, 3:00 pm matinee at the Old National Centre.

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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Indianapolis are available April 10 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Indianapolis November 26

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Indianapolis, the Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Sunday, November 26, 3:00pm matinee at Old Natioanl Center this holiday season. 

“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director  AlisaBolotnikova in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio  Indianapolis’ Stage I Dance Academy. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker:www.nutcracker.com/yourcity .

Indianapolis’ Stage I Dance Academy’s mission is to create a positive, caring environment for every child that desires to dance. This is accomplished by giving every student the same special attention and by providing a qualified teaching staff that has a passion for dance and for teaching dance. The values associated with Stage I Dance Academy include high moral standards and teaching each student that to dance is to love. Other values include building self-confidence, responsibility, integrity, discipline, respect, dedication, teamwork, healthy bodies, and stage presence. The studio also houses A Dancer's Boutique which provides all dance needs at reasonable prices.

About the Old National Centre

The Old National Centre, originally known as the Murat Shrine, the oldest stage house in downtown Indianapolis, is now an entertainment venue. Originally built and owned by the Murat Shiners’, its namesake is the Nubian Desert oasis Bir Murat, which itself was named for Frenchman Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's generals. The building features include stained-glass windows, terra cotta trim, and a 208 foot tall tower at the southeast corner. The Egyptian-themed auditorium opened coincidentally with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. In its early days it featured Broadway plays and a 1932 speech by Winston Churchill. Between 1948 and 1963, it was the only road show venue in Indianapolis and for a time it was the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The main sections are the 1,800-seat concert hall, the 2,500-seat performing arts theater and nine more areas for hosting events.