Nutcracker Ballet - Paducah (KY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Carson Center
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm

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 smi@nutcracker.com 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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Paducah Performance!

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.

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”.)