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.

Tickets 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.

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!

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Youth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Andrew Arkhipov, 15, began playing the piano at the age of 7. He immediately fell in love with music and continued with piano until the age of 10 when he was introduced to the cello.  Since the age of 11, Andrew has studied with Ken Freudigman, principal cellist of the San Antonio Symphony.  Andrew is a principal cellist at Johnson High School and a member of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio Philharmonic, a highly advanced ensemble that performs a professional-level repertoire.  In 2015, Andrew was selected to be a part of the Texas Music Educators Association All-State String Orchestra.

Texas Children's Choir

The Texas Children’s Choir is directed by Dr. Thomas G. Hardaway will perform at the Sat, Nov 29, 7:00pm performance only! The Texas Children’s Choir performs live in the lobby prior to the performance and accompanies ballerinas in Act I’s grand finale of the “Waltz of the Snowflakes.” Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities it performs in by including youth choirs in performances in addition to the long-standing “Dance with Us” program. The choir is recognized locally, in the State of Texas, nationally, and internationally for providing high quality choral music as a service for military command events as well as for civic, charitable, church, and educational organizations. They have received multiple awards of “Best in Class” and “Best in Festival” in regional choral music competitions. Over the past 10 years 61 dedicated boys and girls, ages 8-17 years, have inspired their community by dedicating hundreds of hours of their time to present performances of classical, patriotic, sacred, and show music each season. The choir sang at official White House ceremonies for presidents and first ladies of the United States and in France on the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day and more.

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.