Nutcracker Ballet - Rochester (NY) (NY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Auditorium Theatre
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 3:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Rochester at Auditorium Theatre Sunday November 27, 3:00pm matinee.

Direct from Russia to Rochester, 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, Rochester 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 Rochester.

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 Rochester start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local New York 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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

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

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olga Aru will conduct auditions Wednesday, September 14 4:30pm at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Dancing with Denise, 1077 Gravel Rd, Webster, NY 14580. 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 Sunday, November 27 at Auditorium Theatre. 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 www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets are at www.nutcracker.com.

Dancing with Denise was established in 1985 when owner/teacher Denise Baller taught dance to children in over 40 daycare centers in and around the Rochester area. As her students grew up, she opened a dance studio to add evening and Saturday classes for her students who were then in elementary school and beyond. Dancing with Denise is well known for promoting fun, good health, and confidence in a non-pressure, non-competitive environment. Family-centered, Dancing with Denise hosts and participates in family fun events like local parades, providing entertainment at farmer’s markets, participating in Sea Breeze Dance Days, holding their annual dance recital, hosting birthday parties, Family Fun Nights, and Zumba® classes for all ages (from baby through adult). Dancing with Denise has recently relocated the dance studio to Webster, NY, where “Having Fun is Our Philosophy” will always be the center of what they do.

Rochester’s Sarah Wager accompanies Moscow Ballet in Musical Wunderkind performance Sunday, November 27 at the Auditorium Theatre

Rochester’s pre-professional cellist Sarah Wager accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Ekaterina Aleava in a pre-curtain performance of Saint Saen‘s iconic “Dying Swan,” now known as the major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, on Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m.at the Auditorium Theatre.The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for their proven expertise and have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

Sarah Wager’s musical career commenced when her hands feathered piano keys at seven-years-old. Three years later, she fell in love with the deep thrum of a double-bass, and she has been a devoted cellist ever since. In 2012, she was accepted into the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, of which she is still a member. In 2016, she sat as principle for the Young Artists’ Orchestra at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. In addition to her many accomplishments as orchestra principle, Sarah has placed first in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra concerto competition and placed second in 2016’s Fredonia Bass-Fest Solo Competition. Most recently, she was accepted into the National Association for Music Association’s All-National Honors Orchestra.

About the Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre started out as the Masonic Temple of Rochester when it was constructed in 1928. The building was home to the local Masons fraternal organization offices as well as the 2,464-seat Auditorium Theatre, which regularly featured touring productions, music concerts, and comedy revues. By the late 1980s, the building was converted into office space, meeting rooms, and banquet halls, in addition to the Theatre. The theater wing of what has been renamed Auditorium Center is now owned and operated by the Rochester Broadway Theater League. Auditorium Theatre hosts a variety of entertainment productions such as Broadway musicals, music concerts, dance performances, and children’s shows.

The started out as the Masonic Temple of Rochester when it was constructed in 1928. The building was home to the local Masons fraternal organization offices as well as the 2,464-seat Auditorium Theatre, which regularly featured touring productions, music concerts, and comedy.