Nutcracker Ballet - Portland (ME)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
State Theatre
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00 pm
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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Portland Tuesday, December 3

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

About The State Theatre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Portland! The State Theatre is a historic theater featuring a combination of Moorish and Art Deco architecture. The State Theatre's doors opened to the public for the first time November 8, 1929, when tickets were ten cents to a quarter, to 2,200 invited patrons for Gloria Swanson's first talkie, The Trespasser, and then served as a top-tier first run motion picture house for over 30 years. The State only flirted briefly with silent films and vaudville before transitioning completely to Hollywood's biggest first run sound films of the day. In the mid-1930s the State Theatre began a children's matinee program, showing the most popular cartoons of the day, such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, and Popeye. Since its grand re-opening in October 2010 under the partnership of Crothers and The Bowery Presents, the State Theatre has hosted such acts as the Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Trey Anastasio, Mastodon, Gillian Welch, Iron & Wine, Bright Eyes, Excision, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Flux Pavilion, Pretty Lights, FUN, Of Monsters of Men, MGMT, and Arctic Monkeys.

About Host Studio: Drouin Dance Center

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Portland children from Drouin Dance Center. Drouin Dance Center (DDC) students range from age one through seventy, and some families have danced with DDC across three generations. Curriculum is written for recreational dancers as well as students aspiring to study dance at an intensive pre-professional level, with all students developing self-esteem and self-discipline. Skilled, professional and high energy instructors constantly continue their own studies of dance and dance education. The studio is proud to be affiliated with the prestigious Dance Masters of America organization. As one of the few schools in the state of Maine that is affiliated and studies with Dance Masters of America, studio instructors are certified by test. Instructors have danced professionally and have strong national dance credentials. Most importantly, they are educators.