Nutcracker Ballet - San Antonio (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Majestic Theatre
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Monday, December 26, 2016 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Majestic Theatre
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to San Antonio's Majestic Theatre the day after Christmas Monday, December 26, 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm, and on December 27, 7:00pm evening.

Direct from Russia to San Antonio, 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, San Antonio 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 San Antonio.

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.

yelplogo.originalTickets in San Antonio start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Texas 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.

 

San Antonio’s Victoria Klaunig accompanies Moscow Ballet in Musical Wunderkind performance Monday, December 26 at the Majestic Theatre

San Antonio’s  pre-professional violinist Victoria Klaunig accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Ekaterina Aleava,Ekaterina Bortiakovaor Alisa Voronova  in a pre-curtain performance of Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” now known as the major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, on Monday, December 26 at 7 p.m.at the Majestic 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.

Victoria Klaunig started playing violin at the age of 11. She is the winner of the 2015/2016 YOSA Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist with the San Antonio Symphony in February 2016. She currently studies under Matthew Zerweck, lead violinist with the chamber ensemble Camerata San Antonio. In 2012, Victoria joined the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio where she is a member of the first violin section of the YOSA Philharmonic. Last spring, she was selected to participate in LyricaFest, a chamber music festival led by violinist/violist Laura Bossert and cellist Terry Kings. She has also attended several summer programs, including the Curtis Young Artist program, New York University’s College Audition Preparation Workshop, and the Manhattan in the Mountains Festival in upstate New York.

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

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. 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, 2014.

Heather Stolle's School of Dance’ mission is to provide a fun, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for dance classes. There are classes in Pre-School Combination, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Drill Team, Dance Team, Modern, Cheer, Musical Theater and Lyrical. Dance is the Hidden Language of the Soul!

About the Majestic Theater

The Majestic Theatre was designed and built in 1929, with a grand opening presentation of the "Fox Movietone Follies of 1929." For many years it was the largest theater in Texas and the second largest movie house in the country.

Later designated a National Historic Landmark, the theater was closed temporarily in the mid-1970s in the wake of a changing audience. It reopened in 1976, undergoing renovations and expansion throughout the next 15 years.

Today, the theater is home to the San Antonio Symphony, and has hosted musicians such as B.B. King and Sting; comedians including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock; and Broadway tours of shows like The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King.