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

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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!


Moscow Balletannounces open auditions on Sat, Oct 10 1:00pm 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 on Dec 23 & 24 at the Plaza Theatre.

The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Las Cruces School of Dance and Music,1390 N. Main Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. 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 Olga Tchekacheva 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

The Las Cruces School of Dance & Music and the Alamogordo Academy of Ballet provide high quality instruction in both dance and music. In fourteen years of business, the studio has achieved a wide-spread reputation for excellence in both instruction and performance with many of the studio students going on to study at top-quality performing arts schools and university programs.

"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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