Nutcracker Ballet - Indianapolis (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Tickets on sale for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at Indianapolis' Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Indianapolis at Olde National Center ThanksgivingSunday November 27, 3:00pm matinee.

Direct from Russia to Indianapolis, 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, Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis.

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 Indianapolis start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Indiana Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact smi@nutcracker.com 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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Indianapolis Performance!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. 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, 2014.

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.

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Youth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Maria Sanderson, 16, began playing violin at age eight.  She served as concertmaster for the Indiana University String Academy Chamber Orchestra from 2013 to 2015 and has recently performed as a soloist with both the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra and the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra.  Maria has received a number of accolades including first place in the 2015 Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra Rising Star Concerto Competition, runner-up in the 2014 Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Competition, finalist in the 2015 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Mauer Competition and third place in the 2015 national Sphinx Competition.  Maria has performed with soloists David Chan and Joey Swenson, and served as a practice soloist during rehearsals for the Indiana University String Academy debut at Carnegie Hall with Giles Apap in 2013.

About Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Murat Theatre at 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.