Nutcracker Ballet - Paducah (KY)

Carson Center
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Paducah’s state-of-the-art venue the Carson Center Tuesday December 13, 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Paducah, 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, Paducah 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 Paducah.

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 Paducah start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Kentucky 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 Carson Center BO 270-450-4444 or go to

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Paducah!

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Alisa Bolotnikov will be present Sat, Oct 22, 12:30pm at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio The Rhythm Factory School of Performing Arts, 2928 Park Avenue, Suite A  Paducah KY  42001  to audition dance students from the area. 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 13 at the Carson Center. 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 Rhythm Factory was stablished in 2011 and is known as a school that encourages self-expression and individuality through learning the performing arts - dance, music and theater.  The school strives to promote the growth and development of every child who finds their passion within any of these art forms.  What matters most at TRF is that at the end of the day, each child has done their personal best and by doing so, is gaining the self-assurance to push themselves further.  Ultimately, the studio wants this to help them become goal-setters and creative thinkers in whatever they pursue as adults.  The TRF Mission is to provide a safe, nurturing and creative environment for young artists that instills character and confidence to reach their fullest potential.

About The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center

The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center or “Carson Center” is defined by the needs of the people it serves. It is located in downtown Paducah and overlooks the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. It also has become a significant component of the existing revitalization of Paducah’s downtown area and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. It is a regional, multiple-use facility with adequate space for public and private events of all types and features superb staging and acoustics for a wide variety of entertainment, cultural and education programming. The main hall seats 1806 people. The Paxton Family Foundation Lobby includes two sweeping staircases on either side and features amenities such as food/beverage areas and coat rooms. A commissioned hand painted mural spans the entire back wall of the lobby that depicts the four rivers region on a quilt backdrop. (Home of the American Quilt Museum, Paducah is known as “Quilt City, USA”.)