Nutcracker Ballet - Kansas City (MO)

Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Kansas City, Missouri at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland on December 22 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, December 22, 7:00 pm at Arvest Bank Nutcracker.

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 Kansas City are available April 21 at or call AXS Tickets 888.929.7849. 

Kansas City Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Mariia Morari on Tuesday, September 5 at Ballet North

Kansas City area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Tuesday, September 5, 5:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Host Dance Studio, 6308 N. Prospect Ave., Gladstone, MO 64119.  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 will lead 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 Morari 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 Friday, December 22, 7:00 pm at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.  Find Tickets here

Every June, Ballet North presents a major ballet performance or festival in which all students of the school are invited to participate along with the company.  These exciting performance events are always built around a classic ballet such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, or pieces from the extensive repertoire of Ballet North. Laura Reinschmidt founded Ballet North first as a school in 1977 and later as a non-profit company in 1994. The studio presents their students in a dignified manner that approaches, as closely as possible, a professional level of training and performance.  Ballet North’s unique approach allows young adults to explore principal and soloist roles in full-length ballets – roles normally reserved for professional dancers only. Ms. Reinschmidt feels that exposure to that kind of experience onstage is critical to anyone who wishes to dance professionally. Rather than appearing in minor children’s roles, Ballet North dancers are given the opportunity and responsibility of bringing a role to life. Graduates of Ballet North have danced with San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Illinois Ballet, Minnesota Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.

About Arvest Bank Theatre


Located in downtown Kansas City, the original Midland Theatre opened in 1927 and has hosted wellknown artists throughout its history. Under the new name, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, the venue will continue that tradition and is projected to host more than 125 concerts, family shows, awards shows, corporate and charitable events each year. Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland is a new name for an established cornerstone of our community and the downtown revitalization.”   The Midland features flexible seating configurations from standing to theatre-style to full banquet seating, with live-show capacity ranging from 1300-3000. The venue features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and amenities that enhance the historic ambiance providing a premium entertainment experience to guests. In addition to live concerts and events, the theatre hosts corporate events, wedding receptions and private parties.