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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Dennison Theatre at the University of Montana  
Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt

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

altTickets are on sale in Missoula for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Dennison Theatre for one performance only Sunday November 22, 3:00pm 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 Dennison Theatre BO 406-243-4051 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, Sept 12, 12noon 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 November 22 at Dennison Theater, University of Montana. The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, 2704 Brooks, Missoula, 59801.

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. “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

When Bodies Move, Minds Soar!  Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre School opened in 1998. Charlene Campbell is director of the school and also serves as artistic director of Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre. The school’s integrated approach to dance brings students into the world of dance through a variety of explorations that actively engage them in perception, research, reflection, and discussion. The curriculum develops students in discerning and strengthening basic proficiencies developing skills of analysis, abstract thinking, interpretation and problem-solving that are as relevant to studying dance work as to analyzing a work of literature or exploring physics. The curriculum includes ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, pre-ballet, and creative movement. In 2003, the school moved to its present location which has three large studios, sprung Marley floors, and spacious lobby and dressing areas. RMBT a part of the Kennedy Center's "Any Given Child" program.

"Technically flawless."
TheatreJones– Dallas

altOver the past 65 years, the Fine Arts Building at the University of Montana has housed the student union and classrooms, but the most impressive portion of the building has always been the known as the University Theatre.

They voted in 1928 to impose a $1 per quarter fee on themselves to meet the campus need for a dance hall, large auditorium, larger bookstore and place to gather for relaxation and entertainment.The University Theatre opened in November 1935.Students were delighted when they could finally occupy the building they had been waiting for since 1928. The official opening, its dedication ceremony, musical entertainment, speeches and a dance kicked off Homecoming Weekend on November 22, six months after the death of President Charles H. Clapp, who had been one of the building's greatest supporters

On Friday, May 11, 2012 the University Theatre was renamed in honor of former UM President George Dennison and his wife, Jane.


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