Nutcracker Ballet - Virginia Beach (VA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 877.966.8849

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Virginia Beach Friday, November 29

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach! 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 Virginia Beach for family and friends today!

About the Sandler Center

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Virginia Beach! The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts - In recent years, Virginia Beach has developed a strong and growing market for the performing arts, and the demand has increased tremendously as more visitors, residents, and businesses are drawn to the area. In 2001, existing regional facilities were limited, lacking the optimal size, quality, and functionality to meet the needs of current and potential tenants. Emerging and long-standing local arts organizations desperately wanted access to well-equipped facilities with rehearsal and teaching spaces, reservation scheduling, and reasonable rental rates. It soon became apparent to the Virginia Beach City Council that the city needed its own cultural center, and the Council began its plans to replace the 1000-seat Pavilion Theatre with a facility deemed "equal or better." After 6 diligent years, the city completed its architectural masterpiece. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated in November of 2007, and is now not only heralded as one of the region's most stunning structures, but also among the nation's most acoustically sound venues for the arts.

Virginia Beach Ballet Partnership: Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Virginia Beach children from Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance. Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance is locally owned and operated with a 30-year history. The school is best known for its outstanding staff of professional instructors who strive to teach students the art of dance, not just how to perform dance steps. This commitment to education ensures their students learn how to be dancers, not just how to follow specific choreography. This approach consistently produces outstanding dancers who have gone on to perform at the college level and beyond.