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New Orleans, LA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Saenger Theatre  
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm alt

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in New Orleans, LA!

altTickets are now on sale  in New Orleans for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Saenger Theatre on Saturday December 26, 3:00pm matinee and 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, 10:00am for local student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 16 years. Selected children will perform beside the professional company in the Great Russian Nutcrackeron Dec 26 at the Saegner Theatre.

The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Galloway's Studio of Dance and Performing Arts, 3191 Terrace Avenue, Slidell, LA 70458. 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 Zhanna Golubenko 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

Pembo Cieutat Academy of Dance is a proud Dance Masters Certified school. The studio uses positive teaching methods to instill a strong technical foundation with correct terminology, making classes both educational and fun for all students of any level or age. Classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, lyrical and modern, and produce confident, well rounded dancers. The focus is that children should be children, and costume selections and choreography reflect that. The studio originated in 1942 with Mrs. Emma Pembo Cieutat and, after being a 20 yr student, Kim Speziale took ownership in 2001. For more information call 985-778-6189.

"Technically flawless."
TheatreJones– Dallas

altDesigned by Emile Weil, the Saenger Theatre was built by Julian Saenger in 1927 for the theretofore unheard of price of $2.5 million dollars. Advertisements of the day described it as “an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor”. In 2005, the Saenger Theatre was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Yet within months of the storm, a groundswell of interest in the renovation and reopening of the theatre began to grow, and, in December 2011; the agreements to restore the theatre were finalized.The Saenger Theatre reopened its doors in September 2013. The expanded theatre stage house will be equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical systems ensuring the Saenger will be the most technically advanced theatre in the South.


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