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Philadelphia, PA


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
Tower Theater
Suggested parking: 69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Buy parking in advance HERE
Friday, December 04, 2015 - 7:30 pm alt

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Tickets on sale for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker  at Philadelphia’s  Tower Theatre Fri, Dec 4th

altTickets on sale in Philadelphia for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker at Tower Theatre on Friday December 4, 7:30pm. 

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 auditions on Wed, Aug 26, 12noon and Sat, Sep 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 Fri, Dec 4 at Tower Theatre.The auditions will be at Moscow Ballet local host dance studio Pennsylvania School of Performing Arts, 2324 2nd Street Pike, Newton, PA 18940.

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 Olga Aru  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

For 20 years, Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts, voted the # 1 Best Dance Studio in Bucks County, has served as Bucks County's premier training ground for young dancers and performers.  The award-winning school offers professional-level training in an encouraging, nurturing, and family-like studio environment.PSPA is best known for its renowned young children's dance "Creative" program offering fun classes in The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy, ballet, hip hop, tap, and Broadway-style jazz, as well as its high quality pre-professional training that has gone on to produce some of Broadway and ballet's top performers today! With class offerings in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, voice, and acting taught by industry top professionals, there are endless opportunities to explore for dancers of all ages!

Award winning teen musicians open Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

altYouth “Musical Wunderkind” musicians accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerinas in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in cities on the national tour. The Wunderkind, each in their respective cities, rehearse with the principal ballerina and open the performance in a duo of string player and ballerina to the delight of audiences.

Moscow Ballet’s cross discipline program, “Musical Wunderkind,” is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners across the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for them. The live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot. Moscow Ballet continues to develop its mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs.

Moscow Ballet Wunderkind Jason Vassiliou is a 10th grade student at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, PA.  He is a Starling Scholarship recipient at Temple University Music Prep, where he plays violin in the Youth Chamber Orchestra and a quartet, and an Advanced Study Scholarship recipient at Settlement Music School where he is a member of the Braverman String Quartet. Jason is also a member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and has been concertmaster of several other youth orchestras including the 2015 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Regional High School Orchestra Festival.  Jason’s recent awards and commendations include winner of the Symphony in C concerto competition, winner of the Delaware County Symphony concerto competition and finalist in the Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Student Competition.  This summer he will be touring China as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

altIt all started early one summer in 1972 when the first concert and sold out show took place at the Tower Theater. The day after the show, a reviewer from the Philadelphia Daily News wrote, "Philly Finally has its Fillmore," referring to the famous Fillmore East in New York.

Over the next few years, The Tower quickly grew a reputation as having its finger on the "pulse" of what was happening in music.






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