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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm alt
The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center  

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Tickets on sale for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker  at El Paso Plaza Theatre Wed. and Thu., Dec. 23rd and 24th

altTickets are on sale in El Paso for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Plaza Theatre on Wednesday December 23rd at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and on Christmas Eve December 24, 1:00pm matinee. 

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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

El Paso Fans meet ballerina Vanessa Hehn at Distractions Active Wear store in October

Moscow Ballet’s Vanessa Hehn meets and greets ballet fans at “Meet the Masters” event at Distractions Active Wear in El Paso. The event is free to the public and includes Moscow Ballet dancers demonstrating, photo opportunities, dancewear discounts and Moscow Ballet prizes for participants. The ballerina answers questions, poses for photos, signs autographs, and gives away Moscow Ballet prizes. Call 915-593-0803 for more information.

Distractions Active Wear is committed to delivering the best product line for active wear, dance, cheerleading and custom costumes with the highest quality and dedicated customer service and carries all major brands and products including: Dance Shoes, Dance Team Performing Apparel, Cheer & Dance Practice Clothes, Cheer Uniforms, Cheer Shoes, Cheer & Dance Accessories, Cheer & Dance Equipment, Costumes & Props. Custom Designs is the stores specialty.

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow  Ballet's 2015 Performances!

The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. Former Somerville NJ Gotta Dance student Hillary-Marie Michael, now director of Jersey Tap Fest, says, “From start to finish … it is an excellent way for dancers to understand both the discipline and fun involved in a professional ballet production.”


Desert Eagle Productions (DEP) is proud to offer a variety of different performing arts techniques including: hip hop, ballet, contemporary, jazz, technique, stretch, musical theater, tap, break dancing, popping, krumping, belly dancing, yoga, tai chi and vocal training.  This performing arts facility uses the art form of dance of all styles to motivate kids to stay in school, stay away from drugs and gangs, and to be the best they can be. Representing a dance scene which has been growing for a number of years in the El Paso area, Desert Eagle has supported that community to the very best of its ability!

Desert Eagle Productions was founded in 2003 by Gerard Gibbs. The company planted its first roots as a music and entertainment venture.  In the summer 2004 Gerard was approached by a little girl who saw him teaching a Quinceanera at a karate facility.  She asked him to teach her how to dance and within in 6 weeks of having only one student D.E.P. grew to 11.  To date Desert Eagle Productions has had over 1000 dancers step unto its floors!

Gerard Gibbs trained in some of the best arenas of dance in his 24 year career in states such as New York, Florida, California, Atlanta, Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas. His resume includes performing with or opening for numerous acts such as M.C. Hammer, Destiny’s Child, Pink, Shaba Ranks, Soulja Boy, K.C. and Jojo, Third Base, Aaron Neville, and others. Desert Eagle’s passion for dance is translated into not only the community but through the dancers coming out of DEP. DEP’s own, Donovan Gibbs was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance Season 10.”

"Staggeringly lovely."
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The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center opened in 1930 as both a modern film house and a stage production venue. Commonly referred to as "The Showplace of the Southwest," the Plaza was once the largest theater between Dallas and Los Angeles.

It boasts elaborate architecture and decor, and has hosted concerts, stage shows, and movies. The Plaza will soon feature such acts as the Blue Man Group, B.B. King, and the Broadway production of West Side Story.




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Advertised discounts do not necessarily apply to every Moscow Ballet performance depending on contractual agreements.


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