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Panama City, FL


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Marina Civic Center  
Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 3:00 pm alt

Tickets on sale for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Panama City’s Marina Civic Center Sun, Nov 8th.


Tickets are now on sale in Panama City for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at the Marina Civic Center on Sunday November 8, 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 Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

Moscow Ballet announces auditions for local student dancers to perform beside the pros in Great Russian Nutcracker!

altMoscow Ballet announces open auditions on Friday, September 11, 4:00pm 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 Sunday, November 8 at Marina Civic Center.The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Tonie's Dance Workshop, 2342 Stanford Rd, Panama City, FL 32405. 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

Tonie Bense, owner and director of Tonie’s Dance Workshop in Panama City, FL and The Magical Kingdom of Dance is a dance educator and avid dance enthusiast.  The studio has been in operation since 1976 and has grown to two locations and over 600 students.  In addition to teaching weekly classes at the studio, Tonie travels the country participating and teaching at dance seminars and conventions ensuring that she stays up with the latest dance trends.  Tonie was a member of the 2013 Dance Studio Life Faculty where she shared the Magical Kingdom of Dance method to teachers from around the world. Tonie is the daughter of Mary Alpha Johnson who developed The Magical Kingdom of Dance featuring the Alphamat, The Encyclopedia of Dance, and other materials designed to teach young dancers. Their combined passion for dance and this innovative teaching method is one that Tonie is committed to sharing with fellow dance educators. MKOD has been featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine, Mississippi Magazine, The News Herald, and The Meridian Star. MKOD also has a “Magical Mondays” post on the Dance Exec website – a site dedicated to studio owners and dance teachers.

"[Great Russian] Nutcracker dazzles, enchants."
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

altThe Marina Civic Center is located in beautiful downtown Panama City, Florida.

Marina Civic Center is a rental facility housing a 2,508 seat theatre, three meeting rooms & a fully equipped stage.



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