Nutcracker Ballet - Little Rock (AR)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Robinson Center Music Hall
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tickets on Sale soon for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season in Little Rock!

Announcing tickets on sale Friday, July 15 for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Little Rock and performing at the newly renovated Robinson Center Music Hall for one performance only Thursday December 22, 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of a company of almost 40, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, new and spectacular hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia and designed by multi-Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Moscow Ballet consistently garners critical acclaim for performances in 100+ cities from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon, and a stunning 2-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. For 76 years, Little Rock’s historic Robinson Center has welcomed citizens and visitors to experience every kind of entertainment.  The extensive renovations include enhanced acoustics, technology upgrades, expanded public lobbies and restrooms located on multiple levels, street level lobby, a new centrally-located grand stair to link multiple lobby levels, a new public drop-off an entry from Broadway and much more. Re-opening in fall 2016, Moscow Ballet has been invited to be included in the premiere season line-up.

Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of 10 or more, with a special interactive program for Girl Scout troops, receive discounts and benefits via smi@nutcracker.com.  Seniors 65+, Military and MotorClub discounts are available at the theater box office with appropriate identification. 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.

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Little Rock at the newly restored Robinson Music Center!

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Alisa Bolotnikov will conduct auditions Sat, Sept 24, 10:00am at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Dancers' Corner School of Dance located in Tanglewood Shopping Center  7509 Cantrell Rd #120  Little Rock, AR 72207 for audition dance students from the area. Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 8 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program has brought thousands of student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children! “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.The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker December 22 for one performance only at Robinson Center Music Hall. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets at www.nutcracker.com.

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.