Nutcracker Ballet - Wayne  (NJ)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
William Paterson University- Shea Center
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00 pm
T: 973.720.2371

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Returning to William Paterson University's Shea Center for the Performing Arts on November 30 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will return to Wayne on Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm at William Paterson University's Shea Center for the Performing Arts.

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 Wayne are available July 6 at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets or call the Shea Center BO 973 720-2371. 

25 Years and 2 Generations Strong: Local Ballet Students Perform Side-by-Side with Moscow Ballet Pros in Wayne November 30 only

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  Wayne,  Dance with Us”  cast will perform their roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Thursday, November 30, 7:00pm only at William Paterson University's Shea Center for the Performing Arts 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  Anna Radik in the fall and rehearsed their roles at the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio  Garden Street School of the Performing Arts. 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 .

Garden Street School of the Performing Arts is the only comprehensive performing arts school in the Hoboken/Wayne area of New Jersey specializing in educating young children through professional adults. With departments in dance, theater and music in addition to a contemporary recording studio, Garden Street encourages a multidisciplinary approach to the arts with world class instructors. Dan and Annie McLoughlin founded the school and they believe in the importance of the arts, not just for those who want to be professional musicians or dancers, but for everyone. The ability to express emotions through music, dance, literature and art is a gift to keep forever, and to learn this at a young age can inspire a person for life.

The dance classes are designed for age and level of the students and the staff is second to none: classically trained, certified, and have degrees from some of the finest schools in the world such as at the Royal Ballet in London, Irish Schools in Dublin, Howard University, and TISH School of the Arts in NYC. They have performed on Broadway, The Kennedy Center, in STOMP, Phantom of the Opera, The Olympia in Ireland, the Princeton Ballet, and Lincoln Center.  The artists on staff have worked with entertainment legends including Bono, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hal Prince, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, and Rihanna.

About the Shea Center for Performing Arts

The Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University is an intimate 922-seat theater built in 1965. The theater boasts a customized, state-of-the-art sound system, computerized lighting system and a unique seating/stage configuration that ensures a close performer/audience connection. Shea Center is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. A wide variety of university events and visiting artists have appeared at the Center from legendary rock icon David Crosby, to the jazz great, Wynton Marsalis, and from Margaret Thatcher to Stephen Sondheim. Each season the University Performing Arts hosts dozens of professional artists including musicians, theatre troupes and family artists representing a wide variety of genres. The Jazz Room Series features renowned and emerging jazz performers, as well as students from the University’s highly acclaimed jazz program. The Distinguished Lecturer Series presents an exciting line-up of speakers on topical issues ranging from the arts and culture to sports and politics in distinctive formats that enhance the link between the speakers and the audience.