Nutcracker Ballet - Midland (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.514.3849

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Midland-Odessa's Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center December 29 ~ Tickets On Sale July 28

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Midland-Odessa Friday December 29, 7:00pm only at Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Friday July 28.

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 Midland-Odessa are available July 28 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call Wagner Noël BO 800-514-3849.

Midland and Odessa Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Romana Dumanska on October 9 at Host Studio Dance Expressions by Debra

Midland and Odessa area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Monday, October 9, 6:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Dance Expressions by Debra, 2525 N. Grandview Ste. 925, Odessa, TX 79761. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Romana Dumanska 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. Romana Dumanska 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 Friday, December 29, 7:00 pm at Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Dance Expressions by Debra invites the Midland-Odessa community to “Come dance with us!” The studio offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Tap. Debra Hendricks's passion for dance began when she took her first dance class at the age of three and she hasn't stopped dancing since.  Debra went to Texas State University to continue training in dance and acting.  She trained in modern, ballet, jazz, improvisation, and choreography.  She became a member of Orchesis Dance Company for 3 yrs where she trained and performed in many styles of dance. Her performance credits include the Julliard Concert at Texas State, as well as performances in the Dancer's in Flight concerts, Open Door Dance Theatre, Choreographer’s Showcase.  Her choreography credits include the modern dance pieces Make a Difference, which was performed at the 2008 Choreographer's Showcase at Texas State, and Dance With You and Chrysalis Perspective.  Debra has always given 100% in everything that she does and her goal as a dance teacher is to accommodate to each student’s needs, to challenge every student, to demonstrate correct dance technique, and to be caring and positive.

About the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center

Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center is located at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), and is the culmination of diligence on the part of many civic leaders and citizens in Midland and Odessa.

The center hosts a variety of performances as well as cultural and community events. The center is named for Lissa and Cy Wagner of Midland and the late Ellen Noel of Odessa, whose combined donation toward its construction totaled $10 million. The project has also received funding from the Texas legislature and the University of Texas System.