Nutcracker Ballet - Albany (NY)

Palace Theatre
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Albany Thursday, December 5

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre in Albany! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Albany for family and friends today!

Musical Wunderkind in Albany: Cellist Trey Coughlin

The Capital District’s Trey Coughlin, 14, began playing the cello at the age of nine. Trey has been a cellist in the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) since the age of 11, including the ESYO String Orchestra, the ESYO Repertory Orchestra and, currently, is enjoying his second season with the ESYO Symphony Orchestra, under musical director and conductor Carlos Agreda. He is studying under Wendy Sutter of Manhattan, NY, a graduate of the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School. Trey has performed as a cello soloist and with various chamber groups, privately as well as through the Bard College Preparatory Music program. In December of last year, Trey was WMHT public radio’s Classical Student Musician of the Month. Trey was ESYO's Lois Lyman Concerto Competition second place winner in 2019, performing Saint-Saëns’ first cello concerto with the ESYO Repertory Orchestra, under conductor David Beck. 

About The Palace Theatre in Albany

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Albany! The Palace Theatre was the largest in the city when it opened in 1931, presenting vaudeville acts and feature films. The theater, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has retained most of its original design features, and underwent renovations in 2002 and 2003, bringing aspects such as the building's marquee back to the original design.The Palace has hosted a variety of live performances, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Rolling Stones, and Roy Orbison, as well as theater productions and city-sponsored events.

Albany Ballet Partnership: Premiere Dance Performing Arts Center

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Albany children from Premiere Dance Performing Arts Center. Premier Dance is committed to creating and maintaining a fun and encouraging learning environment, without compromising the quality of dance instruction. The studio’s highly qualified, nurturing staff strives to ensure that each dancer recognizes how special and unique they are and to teach compassion and respect for others and the ability to embrace and understand our differences. Teachers share our passion for the dance and make sure that each dancer reaches their own true potential. Premier Dance pledges to provide superb customer service and satisfaction through careful management, organization and communication to ensure an enjoyable, fun and healthy experience for all. Jaye Cummings is the studio owner and artistic director.