Nutcracker Ballet - Panama City (FL)

Marina Civic Center
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Panama City at Marina Civic Center on Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24, 3:00pm matinee.

Direct from Russia to Panama City, 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, Panama City 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, Chicago to Panama City.

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 Panama City start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Florida 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 BO 850-763-4696, press 0, 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 Panama City!

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Lana Popova will be present Wed, Nov 2, 4:00pm at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Studio by the Sea, 7328 Thomas Drive, Suite G  Panama City Beach, FL 32408 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 24 at the Marina Civic 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

Studio by the Sea opened in 2012 with the goal of bringing a new standard of excellence in dance to the Panama City area with a curriculum anchored in classical Ballet technique.  Artistic Director Wendy Lewis trained and performed with the top-ranked Ballet West for several years before receiving a degree in Ballet Performance from the University of South Florida.  She danced with various companies and taught classes at dance schools throughout Tampa Bay prior to relocating to Panama City beach, where the opportunity to offer a ballet-intensive dance program presented itself.  Locally, she has served as director of the Gulf Coast State College Singing Commodores and choreographer for the award-winning Gulf World magic show, as well as appearing in locally-filmed "Dancin' It's On," Directed by David Winters. Along with a staff of highly-accomplished instructors, each having achieved elite levels of training and performance, Studio by the Sea has become a respected center for premiere dance instruction in Panama City and surrounding areas.  Observers often compliment SBTS students for not only exhibiting meticulous technique, but exuding a joyful performance-quality that their passionate instructors have instilled in them.


About the Marina Civic Center

The Marina Civic Center is located in beautiful downtown Panama City, Florida.

Marina Civic Center is a rental facility housing a 2,508 seat theatre, three meeting rooms & a fully equipped stage.