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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 2014  
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm alt
The Capitol Theatre  

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

altMoscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Landmark Theatre on Sunday, November 16th at 5:00 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 Capitol Theatre BO 509.853.ARTS (2787) or go to

Open Auditions Wednesday, Aug. 27th for Dance Students in Yakima, WA!


Moscow Ballet announces open auditions on Wednesday, August 27th, at 5:00 PM for student dancers ages 7 to 16 years at CoMotion Dance Center for the Arts, 4001 Summitview Suite 20, Yakima, WA 98908.

Moscow Ballet’s Host Dance Studio CoMotion Dance Center for the Arts will 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 Mon Nov 17, 7:00pm at the Capitol Theatre. Moscow Ballet is pleased to work with CoMotion Dance Center for the Arts in Yakima 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 . More info 509-966-0676 or JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

CoMotion Dance Center for the Arts opened in Yakima in 2002. Artistic Director, Mindie Chervany holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona.  CoMotion has been Host Dance Studio with Moscow Ballet five times. Moscow Ballet also sponsored Mindie’s travel to Canada to cast the Nutcracker student cast there.  CoMotion loves the chance to share professional dance productions with the community and many dancers across our great valley. CoMotion dancers have performed at Las Vegas Nationals, Alaskan Cruises and Disneyland.  With one quality recital per year, CoMotion teaches children to dance properly in a fun and educational setting! For more information call 509-966-0676.

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altThe Capitol Theatre first opened its doors in 1920 as the Mercy Theatre. At the time, it was the largest theatre of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The venue originally presented vaudeville shows as well as motion pictures—the first show presented at the theatre was the silent film Maytime—the theatre later became strictly a movie house as the popularity of vaudeville shows waned. The Capitol, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has undergone renovations and reconstruction throughout the years to restore it to its original splendor, namely after a fire in 1975 that ravaged the building's interior. Today, it serves as a community arts center and is home to numerous local organizations such as the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. The Capitol Theatre also hosts Broadway performances, concerts, and "town hall" meetings.


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