Nutcracker Ballet - Stockton (CA)

Bob Hope Theatre
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:00 pm
T: 800.745.3000

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in Stockton!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNNspoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.


Moscow Ballet Announces Youth Auditions for the “Great Russian Nutcracker” Tuesday, August 28 in Stockton

Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the North American Tour.  Moscow Ballet Audition Director Mariia Morari arrives in Stockton on August 28 at 4:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker

Ballerina Mariia Morari will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio Audition Elevate Dance Company. Sign up to audition today at

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker on Friday, November 2, 7:00 at Bob Hope Theatre.

Elevate Dance Company brings the next level in dance training and technique to Stockton, California. Focusing on Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical and Hiphop, the studio provides the next level in dance training that takes dancer's technical foundation and refines them into professional dancers.  Elevate offers higher learning in technique, showmanship and artistry. The company focuses on competitions and develops skills for professional auditions. Classes are open to all dancers, starting at the age of 3 and up.

About the Bob Hope Theatre

The Bob Hope Theatre, known to some locals as “The Fox,” is an exciting entertainment destination and a beautifully restored piece of Stockton’s history. The recent renovation has created a wonderful space to enjoy not only local arts productions, film, dance, comedy and Broadway type entertainment, but also the latest in top name musical entertainment. The opening of the Fox on October 14, 1930 was one of the most grandiose events in the region. The Fox is the largest vaudeville house in California, with 2,170 seats. Fully renovated in late 1990s and early 2000s, the venue changed its name to the Bob Hope Theatre. Visitors can enjoy rich wood carvings and murals in the lobby and the main chamber. A 1928 Robert Morton theater organ, which was last played in the Seattle Fox Theatre over 50 years ago, was restored and donated to the theatre by The Friends of the Fox.