Nutcracker Ballet - San Antonio (TX)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Majestic Theatre
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Majestic Theatre
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to San Antonio at Charline McCombs Majestic Empire Theatre on December 26 and December 27 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in San Antonio on Tuesday, December 26, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm, and Wednesday, December 27, 7:00pm at Charline McCombs Majestic Empire 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 San Antonio are available May 5 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

San Antonio Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Romana Dumanski on October 5 at Host Studio Wilson County School of Ballet & Performing Arts

San Antonio ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition on Thursday, October 5, 4:30 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Romana Dumanska at Wilson County School of Ballet & Performing Arts. The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Romana Dumanska will lead auditions and rehearse the young dancers in 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. Romana Dumanska also leads the young dancers at 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 Tuesday, December 26, 3:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, December 27, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Majestic Theatre.  Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

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!

The Wilson County School of Ballet and Performing Arts, LLC, in Floresville, Texas, the first Fine Arts school in the county, provides a well-rounded curriculum of excellent dance instruction in creative movement, classical ballet, pointe, tap and jazz, hip-hop and Musical Theatre. The primary aim is to inspire dancers and help them develop their knowledge and presentation skills. Ms. Diana McCormack, Owner and Artistic Director, is in her 16th Season as an instructor, choreographs and directs all public productions. This year the school is honored to be the Host Ballet School for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker performance in San Antonio.

 

San Antonio’s Young Musical Phenom Emily Averyt Accompanies Moscow Ballet’s Principal Ballerina Nataliia Ivasenko on December 27 at Majestic Theatre

San Antonio’s young phenom, violinist Emily Averyt, will accompany Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Nataliia Ivasenko on Thursday December 27, 7:00 pm at Majestic Theatre  for a special pre-curtain performance in conjunction with The Great Russian Nutcracker. Averyt will perform Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” which is a major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Wunderkind educational program selects local youth to perform based upon their commended skills and outstanding talents. The pre-professional musicians have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. The “Musical Wunderkind” program is presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides experiential 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.

San Antonio’s Emily Averyt, began studying Suzuki violin at age 5 with Dr. Stephanie Westney, member of the San Antonio Symphony and professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Emily reinforced her early training by attending the Atlanta Suzuki Institute, Colorado Suzuki Institute, and Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA) Summer Symphony Camp. She has participated in the TMEA All-State Orchestra, All-Region Orchestras, SMH Strings, YOSA Sinfonietta (concertmaster); and is currently a member of the SMH Chamber Orchestra, YOSA Philharmonic, YOSA Chamber Orchestra, and Opus Four (string quartet). She toured with the YOSA Philharmonic in the summer of 2016 to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest.

Last year, Emily won the YOSA Concerto Competition, and as a result, had the opportunity to perform the lyrical first movement of the Barber Violin Concerto with the San Antonio Symphony. Emily has also performed in master classes with Dmitri Pogorelov, Bella Hristova, and Sarah Chang. In addition, she has received coaching from Eric Gratz, concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, Brian Lewis, professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony.

Emily is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and SMH Varsity Cross Country team. Moscow Ballet is honored to include Averyt as Musical Wunderkind – Strings on the 25th Anniversary of Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours.            

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.