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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Redding Civic Auditorium  
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker returns to the Redding Civic Auditorium this holiday season!

altTickets on sale in Redding for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Redding Civic Auditorium on Friday November 27, 7:00pm. 

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.

Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Seniors 65+, Military and AAA discounts are available at the theater box office with appropriate identification. For Gold Circle Gift Package and single tickets call Redding Civic Auditorium BO 530-229-0036  or go to

Moscow Ballet announces auditions for local student dancers to perform beside the pros in Great Russian Nutcracker!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Thu, Oct 1, 4:30pm for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcracker Thanksgiving Friday Nov 27 at Redding Civic Auditorium. The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio California Dance Company, 2150 Marx Way, Anderson, CA 96007. 

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 23rd year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers,” Calgary Herald, 2014. Register at Tickets and more info at

California Dance Company is located in Anderson, California and offers a full suite of dance classes, for all ages, which cater to both competitive and recreational dancers. The studio offers ballet, Hip Hop, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, adult, and much more. For the last five years, the dancers have represented the USA in the World Championships held in Europe in the fall. In 2011, one of the dancers won Soloist Gold, the first time the USA won Soloist Gold at this championship! Two former studio dancers are cheerleaders for Sacramento Kings and LA Lakers, and four of the dancers were involved in a Disney Musical video in 2012. In addition, the studio has been awarded many honors and awards, and many of the students went on to very successful careers in the dance and music industry.

altThe Redding Civic Auditorium (previously known as the Redding Convention Center) is located near downtown Redding in an open space, surrounded by the beautiful Sacramento River, the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the magnificent Sundial Bridge. It accommodates over 2,000 people in plush, cushioned seats. The downstairs area, which consists of orchestra and dress circle, contains 1200 seats. The balconies, which seat people on both the sides and the rear of the theater, have a seating capacity of 822.  The city of Redding, in the county of Shasta, is located at the northern tip of the Central Valley, 160 miles north of Sacramento, with Interstate 5 running through the heart of Redding and Shasta County. Free, paved and lighted parking is available for over 700 vehicles. For additional information on Redding, visit the official City of Redding tourism website at


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