Nutcracker Ballet - Minneapolis (MN)

Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season in Minneapolis!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Minneapolis at Orpheum Theatre ThanksgivingSaturday November 26, 3:00 and 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Minneapolis, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Minneapolis audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Minneapolis.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Minneapolis start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Minnesota Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Minneapolis Performances!

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Minneapolis!  Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik will conduct auditions: 1)     Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 am at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance The Dance Factory Location 1432 Lake St. S. , Forest Lake, MN 55025  2)     Sunday, September 25 at 11:30 am at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio City Scape Dance, 9901 Lyndale Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420 

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.Sign up to audition today at . Performance tickets are at

The Dance Factory is the Forest Lake area's premier studio for excellence in dance instruction. Creating art, providing mentors, establishing lasting memories, getting involved in the community, and cultivating a love for dance. The Dance Factory opened it’s doors for business in 1999. It’s owner, Jennifer Tell, had a vision for a school that not only provided it’s students with quality dance instruction, but that gave students a “life experience.” Students who walk through the doors in Forest Lake are given team-building skills, confidence, lasting friendships, positive role models, and memorable experiences. The approach to teaching is about nurturing the individual qualities each student has to offer. The staff is made up of experienced, positive adults, dedicated to making your child’s dance experience unique and fun.

City Scape Dance was established in 1992 and has been voted Bloomington’s Best Dance Studio by area residents! The studio offers Dance & Fitness classes for all ability levels, for ages 3 to adult.  It is a Boutique Studio with small classes to allow for one to one coaching each class and registration is offered year round.The studio offers "Hit The Floor" specialty class for teens; teaches the basic of dance, hiphop and partner dancing. There is a 25% discount for Higher Education, Alumni, Life Academy School, Life Church, Evergreen Church, Military, and 2nd child. Class Offerings include  Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Hip-Hop, Yoga, Zumba, Dance Fitness, Kid Fitness.

About the Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theatre (originally the Hennepin Theatre) first opened its doors in Minneapolis in 1921. The legendary Marx Brothers were the first to perform at the venue that was billed as the largest vaudeville house in the country. Other legendary entertainers have performed there as well, including Fanny Brice, George Burns, and Jack Benny.

The Orpheum later became a major cinema house, and one of the first to premiere films such as Gone with the Wind and From Here to Eternity. It has hosted big bands, including Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey, and productions of the Broadway hits My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof.