Nutcracker Ballet - Fresno (CA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS STREAM
Get your digital ticket for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Christmas Stream
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Streaming in Fresno this Christmas

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream

Go back to a simpler time and celebrate this Christmas tradition with the whole family! See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker from the best seat in the house; your living room! Take this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit Holiday tradition in this ground-breaking debut. Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made. Hear it first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. See the full performance as captured on stage plus an up close look at the behind-the-scenes action. Make this Christmas special; don’t miss this celebration!

Moscow Ballet’s Usual Venue In Fresno: Warnors Theatre

This year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is streaming in Fresno, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at Warnors Theatre, a historic theater located in downtown Fresno, California. The 2,000-seat venue opened in 1928 as the Pantages Theater, after the name of its then owner, Alexander Pantages, and later, the Warner Theater in 1929 after it was purchased by Warner Brothers. The name was changed again in the 1960s to "Warnors."  The theater was designed by B. Marcus Priteca, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater features a pipe organ which includes numerous features and instruments, meant to be able to replicate sounds of a full orchestra with only one organist, which was manufactured by the Robert Morton Organ Company of Van Nuys, California and installed in 1928. The organ was to be used to accompany silent films. The organ was used primarily for motion pictures until 1973. The Berlin Philharmonic gave a concert in the theater on November 15, 1956, under its new music director Herbert von Karajan.