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

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Minneapolis Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis! 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 Minneapolis for family and friends today!

Musical Wunderkind in Minneapolis: Violinist Archer Brown

Archer Brown is a 17-year-old violinist born and raised in the Minneapolis area. He studies with Ray Shows, first violinist of the Artaria String Quartet, and plays in the Minnesota Youth Symphonies under conductor Manny Laureano. Dedicated orchestral, chamber, and solo musician, Archer has received acclaim for performances of concerti by Bruch, Chausson, and Saint-Saens, as well as making multiple appearances as a recitalist. Although he has only spent six years as a violinist, his growth has been extraordinary. A talented musician with an excellent ear, he spends much of his time studying music and perusing his ever-growing score collection. He wishes to pursue a conducting career in the future.

About the Orpheum Theater

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Minneapolis! 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.

Minneapolis Ballet Partnerships: The Dance Factory and QC Dance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Minneapolis children.

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.