Nutcracker Ballet - Rochester (NY) (NY)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Auditorium Theatre
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Rochester at RBTL Auditorium Theatre on December 7 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Rochester on Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm at RBTL Auditorium 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 www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets .  Single tickets in Rochester are available April 17 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

Rochester and area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet Audition Director Friday, September 22 at Host Studio Dancing with Denise

Rochester area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Friday, September 22, 5:00pm at Host Dance Studio:  Dancing With Denise,1077 Gravel Rd, Webster, NY 14580.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Click to see 2016 ballet students auditioning

The student dancers will audition and rehearse 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.  The young dancers will also participate in 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 www.nutcracker.com/auditions .

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thursday, December 7, 7:00pm at RBTL Auditorium Theatre. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city .

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 accompanied Moscow Ballet in Musical Wunderkind performance 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.