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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm alt
Orpheum Live Theatre  

Moscow Ballet’s award-winning dancers bring the holiday season to life in Sioux City, IA!

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Orpheum Live Theatre on Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00 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

Open Auditions Wednesday, Sept. 3rd for Dance Students in Sioux City, IA!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Wednesday, September 3rd, at 5:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at Sandy Keane’s School of Dance, 206- 38th Street, Sioux City, IA 51104.

Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Olga Aru will be present to select 60 student dancers to perform side-by-side with the professional company of 40 Russian dancers. Students are cast in ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. They will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Nov 26, 7:00pm at the Orpheum Live Theatre. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with Sandy Keane’s School of Dance in Sioux City to make the open audition, rehearsals and performances possible.  Applicants must be between 7 and 16 years old, have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a 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 .  Call (712)-252-2866 for more information.

Sandy Keane’s School of Dance was established in 1973 and has been going strong for 42 years since. Sandy has  danced since she was three years old and is a graduate member of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) of which she has been a member since 1971. She has a passion and love for dance that she loves to instill and pass on to her students. 

Sandy Keane’s dance studio provides the Sioux City area with some of the best dance education services. The studio offers a variety of classes including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Baton, Tumbling and Pom. Students are of all ages, currently they are from age 3 to 93.  They are taught the basics for  dance and choreography and to more complex techniques of dance. Call (712)-252-2866 for more information.

"A knockout...elegant, expansive."
New York Times

altThe Sioux City Orpheum was designed by the nationally known Chicago firm of Rapp & Rapp and constructed in 1927 as part of the Orpheum Circuit. The major builder for the theatre was local Sioux City businessman, Arthur Sanford. It was one of the largest theatres in Iowa at its time and was certainly somewhat of a risk financially for Mr. Sanford, with a total construction cost of 1.75 million.

In 1989 a nonprofit organization, the Orpheum Theatre Preservation Project, Ltd. (OTPP), was established for the purpose of pursuing the fund raising necessary to renovate and reopen the theatre. The Orpheum Theatre PreservationProject was involved with the acquisition of the theatre building, renovating and remodeling of the interior and exterior, and the establishment of an endowment fund. The total cost of the project was approximately $12 million, with funding from grants, foundations and private donations.OTPP began the restoration process in 1999, with architects and theatre experts from FEH here in Sioux City, and theatre restoration expert Ray Sheppardson from GSI Architects in Cleveland, OH.

Approximately two years and thousands of hours later, the Orpheum Theatre was re-opened on September 15, 2001.


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