Our Amazing Trip To the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Our Amazing Trip To the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

We had the amazing opportunity to attend the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker last weekend.  I have never been to a ballet, much less the Moscow Ballet and wasn’t real sure what to expect.  My son was at a sleepover and my husband was at work, so we were able to grab one of my daughter’s friends and make it a girls’ night out.  None of us are really the “artsy” type and I was a little afraid that this would be boring and we’d be leaving at intermission to stop the complaining.  Boy, oh boy, was I wrong! I had no idea the ballet would be so engaging from the opening of the curtains to the final bow!  we were engrossed in the entire story, the colors, and the performance!  The  Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker was beautiful.  All of the girls agreed that it was their favorite live performance yet 😀

Our Amazing Trip To the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

About the Great Russian Nutcracker:  

It’s the ultimate holiday tradition from the youngest to the seniors in the family. See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and create memories for a lifetime. The company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, turns and drops. The production is known for its dedication to world peace: naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony;” featuring a rose shooting cannon and a stunning “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at the Great Russian Nutcracker through the romantic costumes and shimmering backdrops splashed with highlights of Russian history. Additional fanciful effects include life-sized Matrushka Dolls; 3-headed Rat King and authentic Troika Sleigh escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden through the magic Snow Forest. ~ Nutcracker.com

Our Amazing Trip To the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

About Moscow Ballet: 

Moscow Ballet consistently produces record-breaking seasons thrilling audiences from NYC to Los Angeles and from Puerto Rico to Calgary. Offering the classic ballets such as “Great Russian Nutcracker,” “Cinderella”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake”, sold-out theatres attest to the public’s love and appreciation of the highest quality productions. The press confirms artistic excellence: LA Times, “Disarmingly poetic…bravura expertise,” Minneapolis Pioneer Press, “Sweeps you up in the bliss of beauty” and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, “Stunning visuals, effortlessness dancing…full of joyful energy.”

The company of award-winning principal dancersand a corps de ballet of 40 Vaganova-trained ballerinas and danseurstravel to top demographic markets including LA, NYC and Chicago as well as to heartland towns such as Great Falls, Shreveportand Charlottesville annually. Averaging 100 performances during November and December, this phenomenon combines the highest caliber ballet with historic Russian theatrical traditions 10 foot tall playful puppets; 9 colorful and hand-painted backdrops created with a 3-D effect, and hundreds of exquisite costumes! ~ Nutcracker.com

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For a Full Schedule of Event Dates/Venues and Times please visit Nutcracker.com 

17 Replies to “Our Amazing Trip To the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker”

  1. I saw the ballet live for the first time in my life in Russia and it was amazing. Glad that you were able to take your girls for this amazing experience.

  2. I would really love to see it. We have tickets but I think it’s going to be too far for us to travel and we’re going to miss it once again. Someday… soon, I hope. )

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