Nutcracker Ballet - Saginaw (MI)

*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
Temple Theatre
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:00 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
T: 877.754.SHOW

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Saginaw, MI on November 5th, 2017 at 3:00PM, at the Temple Theatre. Tickets on Sale Now!

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Saginaw, MI on November 5th, 2017 at 3:00PM, at the Temple Theatre. Tickets on Sale Now!

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.

For twenty-five years Moscow Ballet has been consistently embraced by audiences and the press on their North American tours. “The Russians remain the principal keepers of the classical ballet tradition.” Eric Harrison, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 2016.The Principal Dancers receive accolades, “Danced exquisitely by...Ekaterina Bortiakova, her technical prowess, especially in her footwork and turns, coupled with an endearing smile and girlish innocence, was…truly great," from Cleveland Plain Dealer 2014. Canada’s Stephan Bonfield, with the Calgary Herald, writes, “Great Russian Nutcracker …resplendently detailed, colourful production…technically supreme dancing, dazzling moments, authentically opulent and beautifully detailed costumes.” The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, 2010, sums it up, “The Russian ballet style is expansive… elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.”

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Saginaw Performance!

Bohaty's School of Dance is extremely proud of its accomplishments and national recognition. In the past, the publishers of Dance Spirit and Dance Teachers magazine started a special publication naming their choices of the 50 most outstanding studios in the United States and Canada. Bohaty School of Dance was on that very first list and Bohaty is the only studio from Lansing, Flint, Saginaw, and surrounding areas to be a part of this prestigious group. It is now part of their "TOP 50 DANCE STUDIOS" Hall of Fame! Bohaty's believes a qualified adult instructor is the key to a great learning experience. Preschool teacher, Sarah Kenyon, has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Z.A. (Early Childhood) endorsement. Sarah was a Bohaty dancer for eight years and has taught the preschool program for Bohaty's for the last six years.

About the Saginaw Theatre

The theatre known as the “Showplace of Northeastern Michigan” was facing demolition, but n 2002, the family of Dr. Samuel Shaheen purchased the Temple Theatre and the adjoining three story building which contains a Grand Ballroom, Premier Room, Leopard Lounge and a commercial kitchen. After an investment of more than seven million dollars the “Showplace of Northeastern Michigan” has been returned to her original glory. The Temple just celebrated her 87th Anniversary showcasing the original colors and textures applied in 1927. Gold leafing and hand painted details throughout the entire building add grandeur and intrigue while restoring the Theatre’s much deserved elegance. Several individuals tried to revive the facility but despite their efforts, the Temple was weakening at her 75th birthday. Seats on the main level were chipped and torn, all of the carpet was worn, and the electrical system, from 1927, was overloaded and not large enough to handle the amount of electricity required to operate the theatre. Without heat in the building, one more winter would have drained the Temple of its lifeblood.