Nutcracker Ballet - Tacoma (WA)

Broadway Center's Pantages Theater
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm
On Sale Soon
T: 253.591.5894

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Premiering in Tacoma at Broadway Center's Pantages Theater on November 9 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will premiere in Tacoma on Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm at Broadway Center's Pantages Theater. 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 .  Single tickets in Tacoma are available now at or call the Broadway Center's BO 253.591.5894. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Tacoma on November 9

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 Tacoma, the “Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm at Broadway Center's Pantages Theater, 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 DirectorAnastasiya Gnatyshyn in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Dance Theatre Northwest 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 .

Dance Theatre Northwest, founded by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, Artistic Director, is an award winning 501-c-3 nonprofit school and performing company that has been serving the Greater Pierce County Community for 30 years. DTNW’s mission is to provide quality, ballet-based, American contemporary and classical dance performance and ballet-based dance education, and to offer communities in the Pacific Northwest the opportunity to experience dance as an important art form.

About The Broadway Center’s Pantages Theater

The Broadway Center is recognized for its leadership in presenting world-class performing artists, providing one of the largest performing arts education programs in Washington State - serving over 40,000 students, teachers, and parents annually in the South Sound, including deep levels of service with its Kennedy Center Partners, the Bethel, Puyallup, and Tacoma School Districts - and preserving Tacoma's historic theaters.

The Broadway Center is proud to provide a vital home to Tacoma's Resident Arts Organizations that form the core of the performing arts in the South Puget Sound region: Northwest SinfoniettaPuget Sound RevelsTacoma City BalletTacoma Concert BandTacoma OperaSymphony Tacoma; and Tacoma Youth Symphony Association.