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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center  
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

Tickets on sale in Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker returning to Midland’s Wagner Noël PAC Tue, Dec 29th

altTickets on sale in Midland for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Wagner Noël PAC Tuesday December 29, 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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 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 Sat, Sep 19, 10:30am 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 29 at the Wagner Noel PAC.

The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Dance Expressions by Debra, 2525 N Grandview Ave #925, Odessa, TX 79761. 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

Bingham Center has provided Midland-Odessa children the best dance experience for over 60 years. Continuing down the path laid for her; first by Mr. Bingham and next by Ms Joy Swift, owner Jill Clements has worked diligently to maintain that Bingham be the studio of choice. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary of owning the studio, Jill and husband Darin decided to build on a new location adding Tumbling and Tae Kwon Do to the list of classes offered. In the spring of 2014, a modeling and talent agency was added as well.  The studio continually strives to offer the best curriculums, a staff of the highest standards, and the place where fun and excellence unite!

"[The dancing] is so fluid and carefree."
My West Texas— Midland/Odessa

altWagner Noel Performing Arts Center is located at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), and is the culmination of diligence on the part of many civic leaders and citizens in Midland and Odessa.

The center hosts a variety of performances as well as cultural and community events. The center is named for Lissa and Cy Wagner of Midland and the late Ellen Noel of Odessa, whose combined donation toward its construction totaled $10 million. The project has also received funding from the Texas legislature and the University of Texas System.


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