Nutcracker Ballet - Sarasota (FL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Sarasota at Van Wezel Hall Thursday December 29, 3:00pm matinee and 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Sarasota, 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, Sarasota 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, Calgary to Sarasota.

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 Sarasota start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Florida 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 Van Wezel BO 941-953-3368 or 800-826-9303 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

About the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall was built in 1968, opening its doors two years later with a production of Fiddler on the Roof. It has also long presented Broadway musicals, a variety of national and international performers, world-class symphony orchestras, and a mix of classical, modern, and ethnic dance performances. The theater also offers educational and outreach programs for the local community. Among those soon to grace the Van Wezel stage are Dolly Parton, K.D. Lang, the New York Pops, and the traveling production of Shrek: The Musical.


Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Sarasota!

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director  Lana Popova will be present Fri, Oct 21, 6:00pm  at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Stage Door Studio, 4001 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34329 to audition dance students from the area. 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. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 29 at the Van Wezel Hal. 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.

Stage Door Studios is proud to announce its partnership with the Moscow Ballet for the Great Russian Nutcracker! Now in its seventh year and voted “Best Dance Studio” in Sarasota, Florida, it is the mission of Stage Door Studios to provide an enriching dance experience to the broadest number of people through performances and classes, in a gentle and safe environment that inspires excellence. Stage Door Studios has designed an excellent dance and theater program of activities to give young children a chance to experience the joy of dancing and creative movement in a fun and loving atmosphere. The studio is committed to providing a stimulating and adventurous environment to enhance children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth.  Open the door of opportunity…