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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 3:00 PM alt
Tower Theater
Suggested parking: 69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Buy parking in advance HERE

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Tower Theater on Saturday, December 6th at 3:00 PM.

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with 20ft wingspan, and created by 2 dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10ft tall silk puppets. New in 2014 is an authentic Russian Christmas puppet play and Masha’s magical Toy Cabinet. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, many with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!

Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts; call 800-320-1733. For VIP and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-345-7000 or go to

Two Open Auditions September for Dance Students in Philadelphia, PA!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions Saturday September 6th, at 12noon-2:00pm and Saturday, September 13th, at 12noon-2:00pm for student dancers at Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts 2324 Second Street Pike, Newtown PA 18940.

At least 60 student dancers will be selected to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aru will be present October 4-7 to rehearse and work one-on-one with the student dancers who will perform in the Philadelphia premiere of Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, December 6, 3:00 PM at the Tower Theater. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  Applicants must be between 7 and 16 years old, have at least 2 years of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Both boys and girls are invited to audition. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. “The payoff at the end of the rehearsals is the opportunity to be part of Christmas magic, to dance under shimmering lights with award-winning Russian dancers against exquisite hand-painted sets. It’s great for the kids. They get to dance in a professional production,” affirms Margaret Engle of Charlottesville Ballet School. Register at More info: 215-598-8513 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

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!

Moscow Ballet Musical Wunderkind in Virginia Beach, Sterling Elliott, accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Ekaterina Bortiakova

altMusical Wunderkind” in 10 cities on the North American tour open the Great Russian Nutcracker performance accompanying Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan”, commonly known as the influence for Odette’s death scene in Swan Lake.  The cross discipline program is a salute to talented young Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winnersacross the country and is an unprecedented opportunity for aspiring musicians to perform live with award-winning and internationally touring ballerinas. This live performance experience develops young musicians’ interpretation skills in a way practice cannot and is a continuation in Moscow Ballet’s mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs. 

Fourteen-year old Sterling Elliott began his cello studies at the age of three under the direction of Suzuki Cello teacher Susan Hines. Sterling performs frequently with his siblings and mother in the Elliott Family Quartet/Trio.  Sterling was accepted into his first orchestra, the Peninsula Youth Orchestra (PYO) when he was just six years old and served as principal cellist for the PYO Sinfonia when he was 7 years old. At the age of 8, he was accepted into the advanced Peninsula Youth Orchestra and at 10, Sterling became principal cellist of PYO. Sterling also served as principal cellist for the District Honors Orchestra in 2010 and 2011. Sterling is currently a private student of Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s principal cellist, Mike Daniels.

“Musical Wunderkind” featured in other cities on the tour are: Michael Carlson Nov 2i in Butte; Texas Children’s Choir in San Antonio Nov 29; Gagie School Choir in Kalamazoo Dec 2; Hae Sue Lee in Philadelphia Dec 6; Hannah White in Chicago Dec 7; Jennifer Ahn in Wichita Dec 9; The American Kodály Children’s Chorus in Baltimore Dec 19 and 20; South Bay Children’s Choir in Los Angeles Dec 21; and Ben Nead in Tucson Dec 22.

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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