Nutcracker Ballet - Baltimore (MD)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Hippodrome Theatre
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
The Hippodrome Theatre
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm (noon)
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00 pm
T: 800.982.2787

Audition to Dance with Us in Baltimore Sunday, September 22

Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 12:30 p.m.
MB Host Studio: The Moving Company Dance Center (MoveCo, LLC)
MB Rehearsal Director: Lana Popova

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Baltimore and the company is looking for local ballet students ages 6 to 18 years for children’s roles. Local youth can audition to be Party Children, Small Mice, Snowflakes, Russian Snow Maidens and more roles through Moscow Ballet’s communityDance with Us party students engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance with Us” program has brought over 100,000 aspiring ballerinas and ballerinos on stage with the professionals over the past 27 years. Auditions are free (although there may be a casting fee and a minimal rehearsal fee), hand-sewn costumes are provided, and dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company the day of the performance.

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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Baltimore Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Baltimore with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at the Hippodrome on Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 14, 12 p.m. matinee, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.  

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages. 

The Great Russian Nutcracker at the Hippodrome Theatre

The Moscow Ballet Orchestra of Baltimore brings Tchaikovsky’s timeless score to life in performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Hippodrome Theatre. Enjoy the ballet as Tchaikovsky intended it with live music conducted by Michael Repper, internationally-acclaimed conductor and pianist. Rejoice as Masha and the Nutcracker Prince take you and your family back to simpler times filled with childlike dreams and Christmas magic. This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

About Host Studio: The Moving Company Dance Center

The Moving Company Dance Center (MoveCo, LLC) provides professional dance instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. In our classes of ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, we challenge and support our students to reach their artistic and technical promise. Our goal is to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of dance and to train well prepared, technically proficient dancers in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. Our classes are small allowing our devoted and accomplished teachers to provide individualized attention. We invite you to come visit us to experience the creative atmosphere and be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of our students and teachers.

Baltimore Conductor Michael Repper

Michael Repper conducts the Orchestra of the Moscow Ballet in productions of the Great Russian Nutcracker each season in Baltimore. Along with regular engagements in the mid-Atlantic, his international credits include a recent debut with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, the Artes Nazionale Orchestra in Florence, Italy, and Wollongong, Australia. He regularly conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has been invited several times to conduct the St. Louis Symphony and other major professional orchestras. He is an avid pianist, having performed several times alongside his own orchestras while conducting from the piano. Mike is the Music Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Virginia and served as Assistant Conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore for five years. Michael enjoys a full schedule of guest conducting, most recently premiering a concert of new music with the Grammy-Nominated Metropolis Ensemble, and leading the NY-based ensemble Camerata Notturna.

About The Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre, now a part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, first opened its doors in 1914 as a movie palace. Vaudeville performances were held there, too, featuring such legends as Red Skelton and Benny Goodman. The building underwent renovations in the early 1960s, reopening with the regional premiere of the film Cleopatra. The theater was closed for a short time in the 1990s, as the venue's popularity waned. Today, the Hippodrome has regained its popularity and regularly hosts a variety of events, from Broadway productions to concerts to comedy shows.