Nutcracker Ballet - Springfield (MO)

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

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. 

Springfield Area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Maria Morari on September 9

Springfield ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Saturday, September 9, 3 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Maria Morari at Moscow Ballet Host Dane Studio Point Performing Arts, 3657 South Avenue Springfield MO 65807. Ozark Academy of Dance is also a Moscow Ballet partner in Springfield for the 2017 season.

This Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in roles which were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Ballerina Maria Morari will lead 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 entirely underwritten by 501c-3 Cultural Resources Foundation. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker November 8, 7:00 pm at Gillioz Theatre. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

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.