Nutcracker Ballet - Wallingford (CT)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker premiering in Wallingford at Oakdale Theatre on December 2 ~ Tickets On Sale Now

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will premiere at Wallingford, CT's Oakdale Theatre on Saturday, December 2, 7:00 pm. Tickets on sale now.

Families and ballet enthusiasts from New Haven to Hartford 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 Wallingford are available May 12 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000.

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Premiering in Wallingford December 2

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 Wallingford, the Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Saturday, December 2 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre this holiday season. What a magnificent performance opportunity for my Dance Artist Students to learn and grow. Their excitement is tangible! This opportunity is an important part of every students performing experience, dancing alongside the brilliant Moscow Ballet artists is both an inspiring and a humbling experience for them,” Joanna Duncan Director Danceartists Ballet Academy.
 
The ballet students, who study at ballet schools in the area, auditioned for Moscow Ballet Audition Director Anna Radik  in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio Studio Danceartists Ballet Academy. The children’s roles are as Party Children, Small . 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 Nutcracker:www.nutcracker.com/yourcity .

The objective of Fitness Fusion and Dance is to provide a creative environment where students have a tremendous amount of fun and learn new technique, while enhancing their self-expression, self-confidence and acquiring a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Dance is a fun way to exercise, but also provides other wonderful benefits such as coordination, balance, confidence, and a healthy lifestyle. Fitness and Fusion is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance students’ overall development. It provides a safe and child-centered environment to encourage their students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. The school believes that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image increasing awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.

About the Oakdale Theatre

In 1996, the current Oakdale Theatre was built, transforming the old in-the-round theatre into the gracious theatre by adding a 4600-seat theatre with a proscenium stage that would now rival any entertainment center in the Northeast.  With the new shape came the big stars: Sting, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Robin Williams, Coldplay, Josh Groban, and Jerry Seinfeld, to name a few. The new theatre also afforded Oakdale to present Broadway sized shows as the new stage was able to hold the large sets. 'Riverdance',, 'Grease', 'The Producers', 'Seussical', 'Movin Out' and more were all part of the Broadway Series that ran for 10 years. The old alfalfa field that turned into one of the regions premier concert venues has seen its share of stars. The next time history is made at Oakdale, will you be there?