Nutcracker Ballet - Lakeland (FL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
RP Funding Center
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to RP Funding Center on December 28 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be returning to Lakeland  on Thursday, December 28, 7:00 pm at the RP Funding Center.

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 Lakeland are available April 24 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or tickets.com (888-397-0100). 

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

Lakeland and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Tuesday, November 7, 4:30pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Pedan. Auditions are hosted by Moscow Ballet Host Studio: Highland School of Dance and will be held at Rochelle School of the Arts, 1501 Martin L King Jr Avenue, Lakeland FL, 33805. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. 

Ballerina Olena Pedan 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. Olena 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 www.nutcracker.com/auditions.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, December 28, 7:00 pm, at RP Funding Center. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Highland School of Dance (HSD) in Lakeland was opened in 1974 by Jane Coyle. The objectives and standards have always been to give the best dance education possible while instilling high moral standards to be used all through life and to enjoy the freedom that dance brings while learning the discipline that it demands. HSD's former students have gone on to dance in college and professionally. Students have attended, performed with, founded, and been employed by Disney World in Florida and Japan, Ballethnic, Butler University, Busch Gardens, Chicago Lyric Opera, Cincinnati Conservatory, Deeply Rooted Production, Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Lines Ballet, Martha Graham Foundation, Moving Current, Moving People Dance Theater, New World School of the Arts, Point Park University, Redwall Dance Theatre, River North, Southern Ballet Theater, Southern Methodist University, and University of South Florida, as well as appearances in Broadway productions. For more information call (863) 644-4124.

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