Wednesday, October 07, 2015
The Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition for me ever since I was a little girl. Even when I couldn't see it live, I would watch it on TV. My daughter has been performing in her dance school's Nutcracker since she was 7 years old -- she is now on her 8th year! We also try to catch live performances with local ballet companies to inspire and enchant her.
I've always wanted to watch the Moscow Ballet, and now I will get the chance because they are coming to the US to perform the Nutcracker! I can't wait!
It's the ultimate holiday tradition and creates memories for a lifetime. The production includes over 200 romantic costumes and 10' tall playful animal puppets; shimmering colorful, backdrops splashed with 3-D effects; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls and a puppet show for shadowing the Nutcracker Story at the opening Christmas Party. During the battle with Nutcracker Prince and the 3-headed Rat King, a golden cannon shoots roses! In the Magical Snow Forest an authentic Russian style Troika Sleigh, known as the fastest sleigh in the world, is escorted by Father Christmas (Ded Moroz) and Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) on their way to Act II. The Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its dedication to world peace with Act II named the "Land of Peace and Harmony." The first scene of Act II features a stunning "Dove of Peace" with a 20' wingspan and danced by 2 dancers each with one feathered wing. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!
Here are the dates for Northern California:
December 17, 7:00 PM
Flint Center- De Anza College
December 18, 4:00 PM
December 18, 8:00 PM
November 29, 3:00 PM
Redding Convention Center
San Francisco, CA:
November 28, 3:00 PM
November 28, 7:00 PM
Santa Rosa, CA:
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
December 19, 3:00 PM
December 19, 7:00 PM
For a Full Schedule of Event Dates/Venues and Times visit http://www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets And use the code JOY to get the biggest discount of the season for your family!
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Disclosure: I am receiving complimentary tickets to view and review the show, courtesy of USFamilyGuide.com. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.