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Wheeling, WV

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2015  
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The Capitol Theatre  

Moscow Ballet returning to Wheeling with the Great Russian Nutcracker!


altMoscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker will be at Wheeling's Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, November 27th at 7:30 PM. 

This favorite show for families at the holidays features award-winning Russian dancers and is acclaimed by the press. The story of peace features amazing solo dances by ambassadors from Hispanic, African, Russian, Asian, and European heritages. The 2013 production includes 200 all new, hand-embellished costumes designed by Shakespearean expert Arthur Oliver and created in St Petersburg’s oldest theatrical costume shop.  Celebrate the beauty of the holidays and the best of Russian ballet in one grand production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

Tickets start at $28.00. Groups of ten or more receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. For tickets call Capitol Theatre BO 800-828-3097 or online: alt


Wheeling, WV Children Have Been Chosen to Perform in Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!


Moscow Ballet held open auditions on Wednesday, Sept. 4th, at 6pm for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years, hosted by Oglebay Institute of Dance at Ohio Valley Mall. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” Audition Director Carolina Siscanu was present to select 60 dancers to perform as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and many more roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Nov 27, 7pm at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. Applicants must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes.

Selected youth dancers perform as: Party Children  Kelsey Sue Glessner, Kaitlyn Gump, Savanna Mayhugh, Abby Milhorn, Isabella Street, Jaelee Thompson, Alana Trigg, Natalya Wood. Mice: Astin Austin, Madelyn Crawford, Makaila Fisher, Piper Gaines, Kayden Jones, Sierra Martin, Elizabeth Stern, Tayler Wolford.  Snow Maidens: Kendra Beaver, Hannah R. Eikleberry, Brooklyn Fisher, Kelsey Sue Glessner, Kaitlyn Gump, Abby Milhorn, Isabella Street, Jaelee Thompson, Alana Trigg, Savanna Mayhugh. Butterflies: Kalista J’lyse Kafana and Anna Turani. Snowballs: Bella Bishop, Annabelle Crews, Sydney Gilman, Ryland Henderson, and Abigail L. Hine sand Snowflakes: Maggie Benson, Alice Hughes, Kaylee Huntley, Avery Gilman, Addison Grubler, Ava Gubler, Patricia “ Pitter Pat “ Jeffers, Anna Norman, Grace Ridenhour, Summer Toland, Kiara Triplett, Kamryn R. Riser. Dancers in Act II Variations perform secondary roles as: Spanish: J'Lyse Kafana and Anna Turani..Chinese: Sydney Glessner and Carly Stewart Olivia Kiger-Camilo and Kaylee Huntley.Russian: Anna Turani and Natalya Wood. French: Ava Grubler and Grace Ridenhour.

The experience of working and performing with professional ballerinas is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring dancers. Former Somerville NJ Gotta Dance student Hillary-Marie Michael, now director of Jersey Tap Fest, says, “From start to finish … it is an excellent way for dancers to understand both the discipline and fun involved in a professional ballet production.” Register at www.nutcracker.com/dance-with-us/auditions.

Oglebay Institute has been a gathering place to learn, create, enjoy and appreciate art and nature for more than 80 years. The five departments of Oglebay Institute—Dance, Environmental Education, Museums, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts — support the local artistic community, serve as a resource for educators, and help people develop their creative potential through education and example. The O.I. School of Dance offers more classes than any other studio in the tri-state area, including traditional dance such as ballet, jazz and pointe - as well as a variety of recreational dance and fitness classes. Workshops and intensives with regionally and nationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers are also offered regularly.


Wheeling’s Triadelphia Middle School Choir

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Triadelphia Middle School Choral Program, made up of two hundred students in grades 6, 7, and 8, is led by Choral Director Joyce Jingles.  The choruses have contributed thousands of dollars to the United Way through their annual benefit concert. They perform with recording artist B. E. Taylor in his annual holiday concert and for community organizations. Triadelphia Middle School’s Eighth Grade Chorus was named West Virginia Middle School Honor Choir in 2008 and 2010. Joyce Jingle has been the Choral Director at Triadelphia Middle School for the last 25 years where she conducts the school’s choral and general music programs as well as the annual school musical. She has 35 years experience as public school choral director for Ohio County Schools in Wheeling, West Virginia, as well as private piano and voice teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from West Liberty State College, a Master’s Degree in Music Education from West Virginia University and National Board Certification in Music.


"Legendary."
Baltimore Magazine


altThe Capitol Theatre first opened in 1928 as a stage performance venue and movie house, also hosting numerous radio broadcast performances. It was also once home to the Wheeling Symphony Society. The venue featured three motion picture machines—one for silent films, one for "talkies," and another for emergencies. With approximately 3,000 seats and two balconies, the Capitol was designed to offer "unhampered sighting...from even the remotest corner" of the theater. The interior was adorned with silken wall panels, a proscenium arch that towered above a 44-foot wide stage, and beautiful lighting fixtures that "contained hundreds of amber color prisms." In disrepair, the building closed in 2007. It was reopened in 2009 amid renovations, which are ongoing. Performers including Johnny Cash, B.B. King, and Lynyrd Skynyrd are among many such stars to have graced the Capitol Theatre stage, in addition to stage performances, which in more recent years have included Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, and STOMP.

 

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