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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm Tickets available at door on day of show starting at 2:00 PM
McMahon Memorial Auditorium  

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Lawton, OK!

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium on Friday, November 28th at 7:00 PM.

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with 20ft wingspan, and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!

Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call ETix at 855.704.8976 or go to

Open Auditions Tuesday, Sept. 16th for Dance Students in Lawton, OK!

Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Tuesday, September 16th, at 6:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Lawton Ballet Theatre, 6726 NW Cache Rd, Lawton, OK 73505.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Vanessa Hehn will be present to select 60 student dancers to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers. Students are cast in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. They will perform in the Lawton premiere of Great Russian Nutcracker Thanksgiving Friday Nov 28, 7:00pm at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Lawton Ballet Theatre  in Lawton to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  Applicants must be between 7 and 16 years old, have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. “The payoff at the end of the rehearsals is the opportunity to be part of Christmas magic, to dance under shimmering lights with award-winning Russian dancers against exquisite hand-painted sets. It’s great for the kids. They get to dance in a professional production,” affirms Margaret Engle of Fort Myers FL.Register at . More info 813-419-2989 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

Lawton Ballet Theatre studio is honored to be chosen as the Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio in Oklahoma in 2014. Ballet students from this studio and area dance studios will perform with the Moscow Ballet company of 40 in the premiere performance of theGreat Russian Nutcracker in Lawton. Lawton Ballet Theatre performs 2 recitals annually and teaches students with a performance focus. The studio will use the American Ballet Theatre curriculum from the primary level through level 3 starting this fall. Class options include ballet, hiphop, lyrical, pom, tap, jazz, and pointe. The studio continues to further its influence in the performing arts in the Lawton community and will start an auditioned company of young men and women to provide dance outreach programs in local schools and to perform scheduled events in fall 2014.  Artistic Director Katie Veenhuizen has a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BFA in Dance from Valdosta State University, and has danced and performed with companies such as Universal Studios Florida.  

Other very experienced instructors include Sarah Burk who has danced on a collegiate level at Cameron University, as well as  at her home town studio, and Cat Jackson who performs with various studios and companies in the Oklahoma area.  

altWhen Eugene McMahon passed away, in July of 1945, his mother, Louise D. McMahon wanted a fitting memorial for her only son. With the support of The McMahon Foundation this dream became a reality with McMahon Memorial Auditorium. The auditorium is located in Elmer Thomas Park.

On Friday, March 11, 1955 Louise D. McMahon, co-founder of the McMahon Foundation, dedicated the McMahon Memorial Auditorium to the use of the citizens of the Lawton community for the advancement of music, the arts, and other forms of educational and cultural endeavors. "In an increasing appreciation of those arts that elevate the spirit of man, I dedicate this building to the service of the people of Lawton." --Louise D. McMahon


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