Nutcracker Ballet - Indianapolis (IN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 7:00 pm
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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Indianapolis Wednesday, December 4

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis! 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 Indianapolis for family and friends today!

About the Old National Centre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Indianapolis! The Old National Centre, originally known as the Murat Shrine, the oldest stage house in downtown Indianapolis, is now an entertainment venue. Originally built and owned by the Murat Shiners’, its namesake is the Nubian Desert oasis Bir Murat, which itself was named for Frenchman Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's generals. The building features include stained-glass windows, terra cotta trim, and a 208 foot tall tower at the southeast corner. The Egyptian-themed auditorium opened coincidentally with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. In its early days it featured Broadway plays and a 1932 speech by Winston Churchill. Between 1948 and 1963, it was the only road show venue in Indianapolis and for a time it was the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The main sections are the 1,800-seat concert hall, the 2,500-seat performing arts theater and nine more areas for hosting events.

Indianapolis Ballet Partnership: The Fox Hill Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Indianapolis children from Fox Hill Dance Academy. Although The Fox Hill Dance Academy is primarily a ballet school; they teach tap, hiphop, jazz, theater, and liturgical dance. Students start at the age of three to pre-professional level and beyond. Fox Hill Dance Academy is a multicultural, multigenerational school that has been part of Indianapolis, Indiana for over thirty years. Coupled with The Fox Hill Dance Foundation, Inc., the Academy has trained many underserved youth, who otherwise might not have the means to take three or more ballet classes a week.  However, with the added support from the Foundation, many Fox Hill students have been accepted into various University dance departments and companies and a few have become professional dancers.