Relive a Christmas Classic When You See the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Saenger Theatre
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Great Russian Nutcracker featuring the Moscow Ballet! 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. This Christmas, give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Saenger Theatre in New Orleans! The live performance will be held this Friday, December 27th.
Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.
Moscow Ballet’s version of the Nutcracker ballet, known as the Great Russian Nutcracker, includes other unique elements in the telling of the traditional holiday tale. In the Moscow Ballet version, the setting is in Moscow and the city’s famous onion-domed skyline is featured as a backdrop. Traditional Russian folk characters Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) escort Masha and the Nutcracker Prince to their dream world in Act II.
With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets, and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza!
Celebrate this cherished holiday tradition and relive the dream with Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Get tickets in New Orleans for family and friends today! Tickets start at $29 and may be purchased online via Ticketmaster. For more information, please visit www.nutcracker.com.
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Friday, December 27, 2019—3:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
1111 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112