Nutcracker Ballet - Little Rock (AR)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Robinson Center Music Hall
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Little Rock at Robinson Center Music Hall on December 21 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Little Rock on Thursday, December 21, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Robinson Center Music Hall.

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 Little Rock are available June 9 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Little Rock Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari on Saturday, September 16 at Host Studio Dancers’ Corner School of Dance

Little Rock area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 16, 11:00 am for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Host Dance Studio Dancers’ Corner School of Dance, 7509 Cantrell Rd., #120, Little Rock, AR 72207. 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 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 21, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Robinson Center Music Hall. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Fall in love with the art of dance in a non-competitive and age appropriate environment at Little Rock’s Dancers Corner School of Dance. The recreational program focuses on Classical Ballet and also introduces students to Tap & Jazz. The Ballet Company classes offer pre-Pointe & Pointe training. Voted "Best Choice for Kids & Families" by readers of Kid's Directory two years running, Dancers' Corner was established in July of 2010 by Mrs. Sandy Hunter Miller.  The other teachers from McAfee joined Mrs. Sandy in creating the new studio, giving the staff an average of 20 years teaching experience. Dancers' Corner recently celebrated it's 5th year with an amazing Jazz & Tap showcase and Cinderella Ballet! Classes are offered during the morning, early afternoon, after school and in the evening to meet the needs of many families. The homeschool program now offers 4 age ranges with mid-day class times. Students may begin as early as 2 years old with our Tots in Tutus, Mommy & Me program, continue with independent classes starting at 3 years old, and join our company performance classes from ages 6 to adult. The studio presents and offers an age appropriate experience for all involved.  From youngest to oldest and most advanced students, costumes are modest, and music and choreography are appropriate for the dancers and the audience members who will be watching them perform.

About the Robinson Center Music Hall

For 76 years, Little Rock’s historic Robinson Center welcomed citizens and visitors to experience a variety of entertainment – concerts, sporting events, conventions, community activities, conferences and stage performances of every kind.  The center closed July 1, 2014 for extensive renovations, restoration and an expansion.  It will re-open November 10, 2016.

Renovations include enhanced acoustics, updated interior finishes, technology upgrades, dressing room upgrades, expanded loading dock and storage areas, expanded public lobbies and restrooms, onsite box office, a new centrally-located grand stair to link multiple lobby levels, new public drop-offs and parking garage vestibules, a brand new conference center overlooking the Arkansas River featuring a grand ballroom and outdoor terrace, and much more.