Nutcracker Ballet - Springfield (MO)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS STREAM
Get your digital ticket for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Christmas Stream
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Streaming in Springfield this Christmas

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream

Go back to a simpler time and celebrate this Christmas tradition with the whole family! See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker from the best seat in the house; your living room! Take this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit Holiday tradition in this ground-breaking debut. Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made. Hear it first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. See the full performance as captured on stage plus an up close look at the behind-the-scenes action. Make this Christmas special; don’t miss this celebration!

Moscow Ballet’s Usual Venue In Springfield: The Gillioz Theatre

This year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is streaming in Springfield, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at the Gillioz. The restoration of the Gillioz Theatre was completed in October 2006, eighty years after the original opening. In its early years, the Gillioz was Springfield’s premier entertainment venue, hosting a number of movie premiers and vaudeville shows. Both the lobby and auditorium have been restored to their original 1926 condition.

With a seating capacity of 1130, 690 on Orchestra level, and 440 in the Balcony, The Gillioz offers Springfield a perfect sized venue for many events.

Past Springfield Ballet Partnership: The Ozark Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Springfield children from The Ozark Dance Academy. The Ozark Dance Academy was founded in 1994 to provide the Ozark Region with professional instruction in popular dance styles. The school offers students of all ages an outstanding and enjoyable dance experience. As Liljan Espenak wrote, "Dance is older than education, and more universal, as any child instinctively knows." The Ozark Dance Academy offers students the opportunity to gain physical strength form doing dance exercises regularly, concentrating on movements, building coordination in muscles, as well as flexibility and grace.