Nutcracker Ballet - New Orleans (LA)

Saenger Theatre
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to New Orleans on December 26 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in New Orleans on the day after Christmas, Tuesday, December 26, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Saenger Theater.

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 .  Single tickets in New Orleans are available April 10 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

New Orleans Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari Sept 30 at Host Studio Galloway’s Studio of Dance & Performing Arts

New Orleans and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 30, 10:00am for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Galloway's School of Dance, 3191 Terrace Avenue, Slidell, Louisiana 70458.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Maria leads 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. Maria 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

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Tuesday, December 26, 3:00pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Saenger Theatre. Find Tickets here

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.