Nutcracker Ballet - Paducah (KY)

Carson Center
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon
T: 270.450.4444

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker return to Paducah's Carson Center December 12 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker returns to Paducah's Carson Center Tuesday, December 12, 7:00pm.

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 Paducah are available April 17 at or call  Carson Center BO 270-450-4444. 

Paducah and area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari Tuesday, October 24 at Host Studio The Rhythm Factory

Paducah and area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Tuesday, October 24, 3:30pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at The Rhythm Factory Vocal & Dance Experience, 701 Jefferson St. Paducah, KY 42001.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. 

Ballerina Maria Morari 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 12, 7:00pm only at the Carson Center. Find Tickets here

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”.)