Nutcracker Ballet - San Antonio (TX)

Majestic Theatre
Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Majestic Theatre
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.982.2787

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to San Antonio Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27

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

Musical Wunderkind in San Antonio: Cellist Vincent Garcia-Hettinger

Vincent Garcia-Hettinger, 14, is a student of Kenneth Freudigman, principal cellist of the San Antonio Symphony. Vincent began his cello studies at the age of five. He was recently selected as the youngest of nine semi-finalists in the junior division of the 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition held in Detroit this past February. As the winner of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Concerto Competition, Vincent made his solo debut with the San Antonio Symphony in May 2019 performing the Saint-Saëns Concerto. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2019 Sphinx Performance Academy at Juilliard and is also a recipient of the Sphinx Organization’s MPower Artist Grant for coachings and private lessons. 

In April of 2018 Vincent was one of four cellists from south Texas selected to perform in a master class with Johannes Moser. Vincent has also performed in master classes with cellists Gloria Lum of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Marilyn de Oliveira, assistant principal cellist of the Oregon Symphony, Jeffrey Zeigler, former cellist with the Kronos Quartet, and Astrid Schween of the Juilliard String Quartet. Last summer Vincent was awarded a scholarship to attend the Interlochen Arts Camp as a 2018 Texas String Scholar. He was one of two cellists selected for the Intermediate Advanced Strings Program and served as principal cellist for the Interlochen Intermediate Symphony Orchestra for the entire camp. As the Concerto Competition winner, he performed the first movement of the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 with the orchestra. 

About the Majestic Theater

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in San Antonio! The Majestic Theatre was designed and built in 1929, with a grand opening presentation of the "Fox Movietone Follies of 1929." For many years it was the largest theater in Texas and the second largest movie house in the country. Later designated a National Historic Landmark, the theater was closed temporarily in the mid-1970s in the wake of a changing audience. It reopened in 1976, undergoing renovations and expansion throughout the next 15 years. Today, the theater is home to the San Antonio Symphony, and has hosted musicians such as B.B. King and Sting; comedians including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock; and Broadway tours of shows like The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King.

San Antonio Ballet Partnerships: Heather Stolle's School of Dance and Premiere Ballet Academy

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

Heather Stolle's School of Dance’s mission is to provide a fun, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate environment for dance classes. There are classes in Pre-School Combination, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Drill Team, Dance Team, Modern, Cheer, Musical Theater and Lyrical. Dance is the Hidden Language of the Soul!

Premiere Ballet Academy’s mission is to provide the highest quality dance education to aspiring dancers of all backgrounds and levels. The studio is committed to educating dancers in a positive and nurturing environment and it offers comprehensive dance instruction with a focus on ballet.  Premiere Ballet Academy’s goal is to nurture the passion of dancing while staying true to the art and discipline of ballet.  Owner and Artistic Director, Melissa Mulligan is passionate about ballet and about providing the best environment for dancers of all levels and ages.  At Premiere we strive to help dancers find their passion and live their dreams.  “Nurture the Passion, Teach the Art