Nutcracker Ballet - Milwaukee (WI)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Miller High Life Theatre
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Milwaukee Miller High Life Theatre on December 1 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Milwaukee on December 1, 7:00 pm at the Miller High Life Theatre.

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 Milwaukee are available April 24 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Milwaukee on December 1

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Milwaukee, the “Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Friday, December 1, 7:00 pm at Miller High Life Theatre this holiday season

“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director  AlisaBolotnikova in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Academy of Dance Arts. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us student dancers perform in the Great Russian Nutcrackerwww.nutcracker.com/yourcity.

Academy of Dance Arts is a school devoted to the professional training of students in the art of dance. ADA continuously strives to maintain the professional standards set by its founder Roberta Rehberg-Boorse, who opened the Academy in 1983. The Academy employs a diversified group of professional teachers who are fully qualified to provide expert training in a variety of dance styles. ADA offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Modern, and Irish. The school’s mission is to provide high-quality dance training in a positive atmosphere for any student who enjoys studying the art of dance. Students at ADA have performed at Milwaukee Wave Games, Summerfest, Festal Italiana, Lakefront Festival of the Arts, July 4th Celebrations, State Fair, Nursing Homes, Disney World, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

About the Miller High Life Theatre

Miller High Life Theatre (originally Milwaukee Auditorium) was extensively renovated between 2001 and 2003. It seats 4,086 people and can be configured into a more intimate venue that seats 2,500. The Milwaukee Auditorium was built in 1909, in a place formerly occupied by the Milwaukee Industrial Exposition Building. The cornerstone was laid on August 1, 1908, and the building was dedicated on September 21, 1909. Historical uses include concerts, circuses, political rallies and sports events. For decades the Milwaukee Auditorium boasted its own orchestra, and hosted touring concerts from such historic notables as John Phillip Sousa and Enrico Caruso.Sitting Presidents from Taft to Clinton delivered important policy addresses in the Auditorium.  Beginning in October 2001, the Auditorium was converted into a theater. The project, which cost $41.9 million, was completed on November 7, 2003. Since opening, The Milwaukee Theatre has hosted a wide range of convention, corporate, religious and political assemblies as well as Broadway musicals and other entertainment ranging from the Radio City Rockettes to the Milwaukee premier of Disney’s THE LION KING.