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Meridian, MS

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014 MAY BE PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE TEMPLE THEATRE LOBBY,  MONDAY – FRIDAY, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. ONLY. 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00 PM For will call or mail-in purchases, please call 601 693-5353
The Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts  

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


altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at The Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts on Monday, November 24th 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. Tickets on sale soon! 


Open Auditions Wednesday, Oct. 15th for Dance Students in Meridian, MS!


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Moscow Ballet announces open auditions Wednesday, October 15th at 3:00 pm for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Temple Theater Ballroom, 2320 8th Street, Meridian, MS 39301.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Carolina Siscanu 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 Great Russian Nutcracker on Monday, November 24 at 7:00 PM at the Temple Theater for the Performing Arts. 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 Charlottesville Ballet School. Register at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/sign-up-to-audition and bring a copy of registration form to the audition. More info at (601) 934-1414


"The corps dancers are striking to see."
Charleston Today


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Temple Theater for the Performing Arts- In the early 1920s, the Meridian membership of the Hamasa Shrine had outgrown their building and wanted a larger facility that would not only accommodate their needs for the various meetings and ceremonies they conducted – but also as a multi-purpose facility to serve the community. Construction began in 1923 – with the Grand Ballroom being completed in November 1924. Signing a lease/management contract made the Saenger brothers of New Orleans responsible for bringing movies and other entertainment to the Temple Theater for the next 40 years. During the next 40+ years thousands of movies and hundreds of famous (and not so famous) entertainers would grace the Temple with some of the finest entertainment available anywhere in the world. In February 2009, a deal was struck between the Shriners and a semi-retired business man from Dallas. Roger Smith stepped forward – and has purchased the entire facility – Theater and Ballroom – and has committed to not only bringing the Temple back to it’s former splendor, but to create and present a rich and full calendar of events and entertainment.


 

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