Nutcracker Ballet - New Orleans (LA)

Saegner Theatre
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon

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

Announcing tickets on sale Friday, April 1 for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in New Orleans at Saenger Theatre Friday December 23, 3:00 matinee and 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to New Orleans, 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, New Orleans 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 New Orleans.

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 New Orleans start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Louisiana 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 New Orleans Performances!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. 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, 2014. 

Galloway's Studio of Dance & Performing Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016 where every child is a star!  The studio is home to Petite, Teen and Miss NYLA Dance 2016; Petite and Teen Miss KAR Dance; Top Elite Studio of the year ADCC-Chosen and he Association of Dance Convention & Competitions Studio of Excellence 2016. We invite boys and girls ages 2 and up to beginner through advanced classes in ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, tumbling, cheer and more classes. Come see why Galloway's is one of the top dance studios in the South and meet the personal & friendly Christian staff who are focused on teaching children positive attitudes.

Moscow Ballet performs Russian Variation at NBA Pelicans Game in NOLA

Moscow Ballet Soloists take Center Court for the Half-time Show at Smoothie King Center at 2015 Christmas Week Basketball Game!  Two acclaimed dancers perform high energy Russian Variation for the Great Russian Nutcracker with high kicks, somersaults and fast action turns for 10,000+ Pelican’s fans.

About the Saenger Theatre

Designed by Emile Weil, the Saenger Theatre was built by Julian Saenger in 1927 for the theretofore unheard of price of $2.5 million dollars. Advertisements of the day described it as “an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor”. In 2005, the Saenger Theatre was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Yet within months of the storm, a groundswell of interest in the renovation and reopening of the theatre began to grow, and, in December 2011; the agreements to restore the theatre were finalized.The Saenger Theatre reopened its doors in September 2013. The expanded theatre stage house will be equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical systems ensuring the Saenger will be the most technically advanced theatre in the South.