Nutcracker Ballet - Marion (IL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Marion Cultural and Civic Center
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Marion Cultural and Civic Center on December 4 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Marion on Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm at Marion Cultural and Civic 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 Marion are available May 19 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Cultural and Civic Center BO 618 997-4030.

Marion area Ballet Students called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari Monday, August 21 at Host Studio: Arabesque Dance

Marion and area ballet students are invited to audition on Monday Aug 21, 6:00pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Arabesque Dance Studio, 101 N. Division St. Carterville, IL 62918. 

This Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles which were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Maria Morari will lead 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 entirely underwritten by 501c-3 Cultural Resources Foundation. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions .

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 4 at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city 

Arabesque Dance Studio opened its Carterville, IL location in 2003. Owner Kimberly Coffey and her staff offer over 134 years of experience. The diverse faculty provide instruction in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acro, Competitive Dance, and Tap. Students range in age from 3 years to adulthood. Arabesque’s motto is "Why walk, when you can learn to fly." The goal of Arabesque Dance Studio is to offer a quality education in an atmosphere that is positive, supportive, and promotes a genuine sense of self-esteem. Arabesque Dance Studio encourages dancers to take the disciplines of dance into their everyday lives, helping to build self-confidence, good self-esteem and a passion for living. Each staff person involved in the educational programs is experienced and dedicated in their determination to help every child achieve all the success possible. Interested in being a part of this wonderful experience? Please contact us at 618-985-8715.

About The Marion Cultural and Civic Center

The Marion Cultural and Civic Center (MCCC) serves Southern Illinois as an outlet for cultural and artistic opportunities of all types. MCCC is a 1094 seat performing arts center located in the historic town square of Marion, IL. In addition to providing a state of the art theatrical facility, MCCC also provides a portion of the lobby to display paintings and artwork from Southern Illinois artists.

The Marion Cultural & Civic Center’s Patron Series provides Southern Illinois with an opportunity to see a number of national touring productions; while the Young Peoples Arts Series offers presentations and performances for children through Marion schools. MCCC also plays host to multiple promoters that bring in the highest quality in national touring productions. The Marion Cultural & Civic Center is also home to Miss Illinois and the Southern Illinois Music Festival each year, as well as host to Paradise Alley Players, Artstarts, Skyline Creek Productions and the Marion Unit #2 school productions. With these and other local shows and recitals, the MCCC hosts over 300 programs, rehearsals, meetings and other events every year.