Nutcracker Ballet - Shreveport (LA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Strand Theatre
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 3:00 pm

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

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Shreveport's Strand Theatre Sunday November 13, 3:00pm matinee only.

Direct from Russia to Shreveport, 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, Shreveport 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 Shreveport.

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 Shreveport start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Louisiana 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 Strand Box Office 318-226-8555 or 800-313-6373  or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Shreveport Performance!

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. 

Power and Grace School of Performing Arts is under the direction of Christy Posey Holden. Christy has been teaching dance in the Shreveport/Bossier area for over twenty-five years and is the only instructor in Louisiana certified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Power & Grace offers multiple dance studios, two locations, state of the art facilities, and the finest in dance training. Curriculum includes ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, danceline, and preschool classes. With locations in Shreveport and Bossier and expansive multiple studios in each location, Power & Grace is able to offer flexibility in scheduling classes for children and adults. Power & Grace is committed to providing positive reinforcement to encourage high self-esteem and a positive attitude in each child.

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About the The Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre opened its doors in Shreveport LA in 1925 as an opera house and movie theater. The venue's first production was held that year—the comic opera, The Chocolate Soldier. Originally nicknamed the "Grandest Theatre in the South" and the "Million Dollar Theatre," the Strand has undergone several renovations and restoration projects throughout its nearly 90-year history. It is now listed as the State Theater of Louisiana and has become a popular venue for a variety of theater performances, concerts and other live shows, as well as movies.