California Nutcracker Ballet


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

returning in 2022

Cost: $35-225, approx., 
T: 800-320-1733

Celebrate this Christmas with the one and only Moscow Balletís Great Russian Nutcracker! Featuring brand new over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press is raving. Bringing a message of Peace and Unity, the 2019 tour will spread goodwill in over 150 cities across the US and Canada. Get the best seats today and memories for a lifetime at Moscow Balletís Great Russian Nutcracker!Ē

HAYWARD: Chabot College Performing Arts Center November 1, 2019, 7 p.m.
STOCKTON: Bob Hope Theatre November 1, 2019, 7 p.m.
VISALIA: Visalia Fox Theatre November 7, 2019, 7 p.m.
MONTEREY: Golden State Theatre November 9, 2019, 3 & 7 p.m.
BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Fox Theatre November 10, 2019, 3 p.m.
LOS ANGELES: The Wiltern December 21, 2019, 3 & 7 p.m.
LOS ANGELES: The Wiltern December 22, 2019, 1 & 5 p.m.
PALM DESERT: McCallum Theatre December 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
PASADENA: Pasadena Civic Auditorium December 4, 2019, 7 p.m.
SAN DIEGO: Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center December 18, 2019, 3 & 7 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO Palace of Fine Arts Theatre November 5, 2019, 7 p.m.
SAN JOSE: December 19 & 20, 2019 - 4 & 8 pm 
SANTA ROSA:  December 23, 2019, 3 p.m.

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Peace and Puppets Tour features Dove of Peace character was created by 2 dancers moving as one bird and the company's whimsical use of puppets of all sizes to represent the 5 major heritages of the world. Inspired by Bolshoi Ballet Principal danseur Stanislov Vlasov, who was choreographer/balletmaster of Moscow Ballet's inaugural 1993 Great Russian Nutcracker, along with partner Lilia Sabitova, who was honored as People's Artist of Russia, The Dove of Peace leads heroine Masha and her Nutcracker Prince into the Land of Peace and Harmony (Land of Sweets). Lavish hand-sewn costumes were created in one of the oldest costume shops in Russia and designed by Arthur Oliver.

BAKERSFIELD: Great Russian Nutcracker
Fox Theatre November 10, 2019, 3 p.m.
The Fox Theater
2001 H Street
Bakersfield CA

LOS ANGELES: Great Russian Nutcracker December 21, 2019, 3 & 7 p.m. | December 22, 2019, 1 & 5 p.m.
The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

PALM DESERT: Great Russian Nutcracker December 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
McCallum Theatre
73000 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

SAN DIEGO: Great Russian Nutcracker December 18, 2019, 3 & 7 p.m.
Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall

SANTA ROSA: Great Russian Nutcracker December 23, 2019, 3 p.m.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA

STOCKTON: Great Russian Nutcracker November 1, 2019, 7 p.m.
Bob Hope Theatre
242 E. Main St.
Stockton, CA 95202

Each year for approx. two decades the Moscow Ballet has entertained audiences in a traveling show hosted in various cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Averaging 100 Nutcracker Ballet performances during November and December, this coast-to-coast production combines the highest caliber of Russian ballet choreography with high leaps, low lunges and multiple spins and a time honored Christmas story woven with guest artists and casting calls for local children to appear in the performances. The winning combo makes for home town appeal and incredible pride in having the locals appear side-by-side with the world's great talents of the ballet world. There are more than 30 professional dancers in each performance, larger than life puppets, 10 hand-painted backdrops, and hundreds of original Russian costumes.

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