Nutcracker Ballet - Rosemont (Chicago) (IL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Rosemont Theatre
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Chicago at Rosemont Theatre Sunday December 4, 1:00pm matinee and 5:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Chicago, 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, Rosemont Theatre 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 Chicago.

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 at the Rosemont Theathre start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Chicago 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.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Chicago Performances!

Calling local student dancers to auditions to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Chicago!  Host Dance Studio International Dance Embassy is hosting auditions in 3 areas of Chicago:

1. West Suburbs on Friday, July 15, 4:30pm at DanceQuest, 14511 Van Dyke Rd. Plainfield, IL 60544

2. North Suburbs on Friday, July 22, 4:30pm at McCarthy School of Dance, 3951 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102

3. Chicago on Saturday, July 23, 10:00amat Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60657

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. Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna Radik willbe in Chicago to rehearse the selected student dancers from October 11 to 13. The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Sunday, December 4 at the Rosemont 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.

Founded in 2008, the International Dance Embassy is a non-profit organization working to broaden appreciation of world dance and music forms and help local artists sustain their cultural traditions, building bridges of cultural understanding. Chicago Music and Dance International’s vision is to work with artists, organizations and communities, to advance cultural understanding, and to achieve universal appreciation and support of the world’s diverse music and dance traditions as a vital and essential part of daily life. Prominent Harvard professor Robert Putnam has written that “the central challenge for modern, diversifying societies is to create a new, broader sense of we.” He advises that “to strengthen shared identities, we need more opportunities for meaningful interaction across ethnic lines where Americans (new and old) work, learn, recreate, and live.” Join us in creating unique opportunities to see and experience the music and dance traditions of the world. With your support, we will continue to present performances, classes, and dialogues that encourage the exploration and celebration of diverse cultural expressions. Together we can strengthen our cultural community and sustain over 100 distinct music and dance forms and the artists who keep them alive. An internationally known award winning choreographer, dancer and master teacher, founder Altin Naska has more than two decades of performing experience in Europe and the United States. Naska has worked with Thodos Dance Chicago and Mordine & Company as well as the Dutch National Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, and NoMi Dance Company. Recognized for his fusion of ballet and modern techniques Naska has collaborated on numerous projects with local and international artists including 2012 Chicago International Dance Forum, Istanbul State Opera and Ballet’s Chicago debut, Moscow Ballet’s “The Great Russian Nutcracker” national tour since 2007, Dance Chicago’s 2006 The Dutch National Ballet Project, 2005 Istanbul Dance Theatre Project, 2004 Tirana Show Dance Project, and SPACE’s International Exchange Program with South Korea’s Chung-Ang University, Dance Department.

 

About The Rosemont Theatre

The Rosemont Theatre has become one of the most popular of its kind in the country since opening its doors in 1995. Located in the Rosemont region of Chicago, the theater is constantly hosting Broadway and other theater productions, concerts, corporate events, and private parties. It boasts a superior sound system and grandiose interior. Performers to grace the Rosemont stage have included Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, and Stevie Nicks, as well as Broadway productions of Mamma Mia! and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.