Nutcracker Ballet - Springfield (MO)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Gillioz Theatre
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 417.863.9491

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to Springfield at Gillioz Theatre on November 8 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

 

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Springfield on Wendesday, November 8, 7:00 pm at Gillioz Theatre. Tickets are on sale now. 

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 Springfield are available now at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Gillioz Theatree BO 417.863.9491. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Springfield on November 8

25 years and 2 generations later, over 75,000 local ballet students, ages 6 to 18 with at least 1 year of ballet training, perform side-by-side with Moscow Ballet pros. In Springfield, the “Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 pm this holiday season

“It was such an amazing opportunity for our young dancers to grow and see how a professional company works...the costumes were breathtaking, says Julia Zhmutski of Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Julia’s Dance Academy in Oklahoma City. The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director Maria Morari in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio, Ozark Dance Academy. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Sprites, Snow Maidens, and Act II’s Variations of the world’s five great heritages. The experience of auditioning for a professional, rehearsing with the company, being fitted in Moscow Ballet costumes, and performing for a live audience of a thousand or more is often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children! See the Dance with Us  student dancers perform in the Great Russian Nutcrackerwww.nutcracker.com/yourcity .

POINT Performing Arts is a premiere dance studio offering a variety of styles for all ages and all levels. Whether dancing for fun, for fitness or training, or for a professional career, POINT Performing Arts develops an individualized plan to help everyone reach their goals. At POINT Performing Arts we are pushing the limit, growing, and dancing outside of the box to help everyone realize their potential, refine their gifts and talents, and support all on the journey to the peak, the pinnacle, the POINT! Impacting and enriching lives through artistic development and expression, POINT performing Arts is located at 3657 South Avenue, Springfield, MO 65738, 417-885-8010, Point Performing Arts on Facebook.

The Ozark Dance Academy was founded in 1994 to provide the Ozark Region with professional instruction in popular dance styles. The school offers students of all ages an outstanding and enjoyable dance experience. As Liljan Espenak wrote, "Dance is older than education, and more universal, as any child instinctively knows." The Ozark Dance Academy offers students the opportunity to gain physical strength form doing dance exercises regularly, concentrating on movements, building coordination in muscles, as well as flexibility and grace.

About the Gillioz Theatre

The restoration of the Gillioz Theatre was completed in October 2006, eighty years after the original opening. In its early years, the Gillioz was Springfield’s premier entertainment venue, hosting a number of movie premiers and vaudeville shows. Both the lobby and auditorium have been restored to their original 1926 condition.

With a seating capacity of 1130, 690 on Orchestra level, and 440 in the Balcony, The Gillioz offers Springfield a perfect sized venue for many events.