Nutcracker Ballet - Knoxville (TN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Tennessee Theatre
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Knoxville at Tennessee Theatre on December 19 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be returning to Knoxville on Tuesday, December 19, 3:00 pm matinee, and 7:00 pm at Tennessee Theatre. 

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 Knoxville are available April 17 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Knoxville Performances!

Elizabeth Williams School of Dance was established in 1980 by Elizabeth and Ricky Williams. The school teaches ballet, Pointe, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tumbling, clogging, and tap for all ages and experience levels. The studio has developed two paths for student dancers. First is for the dancer who wants to gain self-confidence, poise, concentration, focus, coordination, and rhythm, all of which will provide benefits throughout life. The second path is for the dancer who wants sound technical training and performing opportunities in order to become a professional dancer, teacher, or enter a related career.

About The Tennessee Theatre

The Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928, featuring the movie The Fleet’s In, starring the legendary Clara Bow. Other classic movies were premiered there through the years as well, in addition to stage productions and various music performances.

The building, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was refurbished in the late 1960s, and again in 1981. Today, the theatre hosts a variety of performers and productions, such as BB King, Alice Cooper, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. 

Knoxville’s Jerry Zhou accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance at Tennessee Theatre

The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for his or her proven expertise and has the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow BalletMusical Wunderkind program which is annually brought to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city

Jerry Zhou attends Farragut High School. He has studied cello for six years under the instruction of Dr. Wesley Baldwin at University of Tennessee Knoxville. Jerry is principal cellist of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra and a winner of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. In 2014, he won runner-up in the Tennessee Cello Workshop Junior High Competition, where he competed against cellists from across the U.S. In 2015, he won the Oak Ridge Youth Aliyah Music Competition and performed as a soloist with the Oak Ridge Symphony in January 2016.