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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

November 20th, 2020

Time: 4:00pm & 8:00pm

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls - Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. "Kids wide-eyed with delight!" says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Bring the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker!

ACT I
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker opens with magical Uncle Drosselmeyer preparing the life-sized toys he will bring to Mayor Stalhbaum’s Christmas Eve party. When he arrives, Masha, brother Fritz and friends are delighted! Masha loves her gift of the Nutcracker Doll, but all too soon mischievous Fritz breaks it! Heartbroken, Masha sleeps, an army of mice and the Rat King with the brave Nutcracker who defeats them with the help is Masha! The Nutcracker Prince and Masha journey through the Snow Forest meeting Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) who escort them to the Land of Peace and Harmony. (There is a 20 minute Intermission.)

ACT II
In Act II's Land of Peace and Harmony the stunning 2-person Dove of Peace dances, welcoming Masha and Nutcracker Princeand a great celebration ensues! Emissaries from the world’s great cultures, Hispanic, African, Asian, European and Slavic, perform in honor of Masha and Nutcracker Prince. Playful animals, also from around the world, appear and represent gifts for Masha. The Hispanic bulls offer daring, African elephants wisdom and lions pride, Asian dragon playfulness, Slavic bears strength and European unicorns kindness. Masha and Nutcracker Prince are entertained by the Waltz of the Flowers and dance a grand Pas de Deuxas their gift in return. Was the night all a dream?

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