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Bolshoi Nutcracker

[Dec 23]

The Nutcracker with the Bolshoi Ballet on the big screen this Sunday, Dec. 23

Timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" will open the 2018/19 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema series at Arena Theater on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. The legendary holiday ballet will be presented by the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet in a new production captured live the same day direct from Moscow featuring Tchaikovsky's iconic music with choreography by Bolshoi's ballet master Yuri Grigorovich. On Christmas Eve, Marie's nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their adventure begins. "The Nutcracker" invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's beloved score. The ballet has a runtime of 140 minutes including one intermission. The series will continue with "La Sylphide" on January 20, followed by "La Bayadere" on March 10 and conclude on May 10 with the double feature "Carmen Suite/Petrushka." All screenings will be on Sundays at 2 p.m. and each production includes behind-the-scenes programming and interviews with the cast and creative teams.

Tickets are $18 and $5 youth (18 and under), available the box office and online at

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