Nutcracker Ballet - Wayne  (NJ)

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

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. 

Wayne and area Ballet Students Called to Audition for Moscow Ballet’s Anna Radik October 3 at Host Studio: Garden Street School of the Performing Arts

Wayne area ballet students ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition Tuesday, October 3, 4:00 pm for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Ballerina Anna Radil at Host Studio Garden Street School of Performing Arts, 1018 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030.  The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training.

Ballerina Anna leads auditions and rehearse the young dancers in their assigned roles. Successful auditionees perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker in roles that were created exclusively for their age and skill levels such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens and more. Anna also leads 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 in its 25th year of auditioning and rehearsing student dancers in each tour city to perform with the professional company. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions.

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker  Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm at Wm Paterson University Shea Center for the Performing Arts. Find Tickets here www.nutcracker.com/your-city.

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.