Nutcracker Ballet - Minneapolis (MN)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Orpheum Theatre
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 7:00 pm
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 5:00 pm
T: 800.982.2787

Audition to Dance with Us in Minneapolis August 24 or 25*

Date: Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.
MB Host Studio: The Dance Factory
Address: 1432 S. Lake Street  Forest Lake, MN 55025
Audition DirectorMariia Yevdokymova

Date: Sunday, August 25, 1:30 p.m.
MB Host Studio: QC Dance
Address: 9967 Ulysses St. NE  Blaine, MN 55434
Audition DirectorMariia Yevdokymova

Dance with Us party students*Dancers only need to attend one audition and may select the audition location closest to them.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is coming to Minneapolis 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 community engagement “Dance with Us” program. Auditions are led by a Moscow Ballet company member/pedagogue in each performance city this fall. The “Dance Dance with Us students as snowflakeswith 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 Minneapolis Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Minneapolis with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at Orpheum Theatre on Fri., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7, 1 p.m. matinee and 5 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.

About Minneapolis's Host Studios

The Dance Factory is the Forest Lake area's premier studio for excellence in dance instruction. Creating art, providing mentors, establishing lasting memories, getting involved in the community, and cultivating a love for dance. The Dance Factory opened it’s doors for business in 1999. It’s owner, Jennifer Tell, had a vision for a school that not only provided it’s students with quality dance instruction, but that gave students a “life experience.” Students who walk through the doors in Forest Lake are given team-building skills, confidence, lasting friendships, positive role models, and memorable experiences. The approach to teaching is about nurturing the individual qualities each student has to offer. The staff is made up of experienced, positive adults, dedicated to making your child’s dance experience unique and fun.

QC Dance, established in 1970, is one of the few studios in the local Minneapolis area with a long successful lifespan. A forerunner in the industry and community, QC Dance is the leader in providing dancers unique and memorable opportunities for all ages, desires and commitment levels. The studio’s mission is to provide quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skill while building self-esteem.  QC offers a wide variety of class options that are age-appropriate and provides a family friendly environment. Their instructors are caring and professional.

About the Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theatre (originally the Hennepin Theatre) first opened its doors in Minneapolis in 1921. The legendary Marx Brothers were the first to perform at the venue that was billed as the largest vaudeville house in the country. Other legendary entertainers have performed there as well, including Fanny Brice, George Burns, and Jack Benny.

The Orpheum later became a major cinema house, and one of the first to premiere films such as Gone with the Wind and From Here to Eternity. It has hosted big bands, including Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey, and productions of the Broadway hits My Fair Lady and Fiddler on the Roof.