Nutcracker Ballet - Providence (RI)

Park Theater - RI Center for the Preforming Arts
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon
T: 401.467.7275

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts' Park Theatre on December 4 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.


The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Providence on Monday, December 4, 7:00 pm at Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts' Park Theatre.

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 Providence are available June 5 at or call the Park Theatre Box Office 401-467-7275. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Providence December 4

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Providence Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Monday, December 4, 7:00pm only at Park Theatre this holiday season. 

“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director   AnnaRadik  in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Massachusetts Dance Academy. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian .

Massachusetts Dance Academy is dedicated to providing the highest quality dance education to all ages and levels in a positive learning environment. The studio believes that whether a student dances for fun or to pursue a career in dance, they deserve the finest training possible. With expert faculty and encouraging learning environment, the faculty aims to develop confidence, self-esteem and a lasting appreciation for the art of dance in every student. Massachusetts Dance Academy provides a well-rounded dance education and opportunities to discover the joys of dance and strives to help every student reach their full potential and goals.Students at Massachusetts Dance Academy are provided with so much more than a dance education. They are taught teamwork, respect, and responsibility all while creating friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

About the Providence Theater

In November of 1924, Mayor Arthur A. Rhodes, other city officials, prominent men of the city and hundreds of enthusiastic theatergoers attended opening ceremony of the historic Park Theatre. For the nearly eight decades until it closed its doors in 2002, Cranston’s Park Theatre was a cultural landmark and was recognized as one of the finest theatrical enterprises in the state. On October 23, 2009 Park Theatre held its grand re-opening, following seven years and nearly $10 million in renovations, with Mayor Allan W. Fung, former Mayor Stephen P. Laffey and many other theatergoers in attendance.

The Park Theatre is now a fully-equipped, state of the art, multi-purpose performing arts center which will feature concerts, comedy, theatrical performances, speakers, opera, dance recitals, children’s and family shows, movies, sports, presentations and remote entertainment through the theatre’s satellite-enabled HD projector, and other special events. The Theatre will also be used for corporate, civic, and local events, which will include meetings, conferences, weddings, stage competitions and fundraisers.