Nutcracker Ballet - Brandon (MB)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 204.728.9510

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Brandon Tuesday, November 19

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium in Brandon! 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 Brandon for family and friends today!

About Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Brandon! The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium was first mentioned during a city council meeting in 1953. In 1958 architects presented a set of plans for a civic centre which was to be a two storey building featuring a 1,200-seat auditorium on the main floor and a 600-seat banquet hall and convention centre on the second floor. In 1962, Manitoba's Premier Duff Roblin gave the city permission to proceed with plans to build an auditorium as a 1967 Centennial project and in 1964, the Manitoba Centennial Corporation announced a $300,000 grant towards the auditorium project. 

The project's total estimated cost was $450,000, and it was to be built on the Brandon College campus. On April 28, 1966 Mayor Magnacca unveiled a model, giving residents of Western Manitoba their first glimpse of the new auditorium.On May 30, 1967 the Centennial Commissioner John Fisher officially unveiled a sign announcing the location of the auditorium on Brandon College campus. Like a beautiful monument, the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium rose on the corner of Twentieth Street and Princess Avenue.

Brandon Ballet Partnership: Dance Images

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Brandon children from Dance Images. The students of Dance Images have been benefitting from the skills and experiences dance provides them for over 20 years. The studio offers various dance forms including pre-school classes, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Highland, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and much more for students ages 2 through adult. The studio is known as being a warm, friendly, family-orientated dance school. The affordable rates and smaller class sizes are conducive to excellent learning and development. Students also benefit from personal and individual attention given by caring and accredited professionals. Whether you’ve never danced before, danced for years, are ready to compete or ready to have fun, Dance Images has the right program for you!