Arts & Culture

'Great Russian Nutcracker' to Enchant Audiences at Singletary Center

See the arrival of guests at the Stahlbaum's Christmas party in Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker."

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2016) Be part of a worldwide holiday tradition by taking in the season's signature ballet as the Moscow Ballet presents “The Great Russian Nutcracker” at University of Kentucky's Singletary Center for the Arts. Join in the fun as Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy come to life center stage 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19.

This ballet is the original performance straight from Russia. The Moscow Ballet made its North American debut of “The Great Russian Nutcracker” in 1993 with an all-star Russian cast directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, formerly of the Bolshoi Ballet. Moscow Ballet has been touring North America annually since then, and now visits over 75 cities each year, performing an array of shows beyond the “Nutcracker,” such as “Swan Lake” and “Romeo and Juliet.” “The Great Russian Nutcracker” is a family holiday event with larger than life magical props, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, Russian-made costumes and sets and some of the world’s best dancers.

Tickets for "The Great Russian Nutcracker" range from $68 to $28 based on seating location.

For an extra-special experience, individuals may purchase platinum and gold circle tickets exclusively through the Singletary Center. Platinum tickets are $175, and buyers will receive a premium nutcracker doll and a Moscow Ballet book with each ticket purchased. In addition, platinum ticket buyers will have a meet-and-greet opportunity before the performance which will bring purchasers back stage on a guided tour. Gold circle tickets are $102 and will include a nutcracker doll and a Moscow Ballet book with each ticket purchased.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Singletary Center ticket office at 859-257-4929, visiting online at www.scfatickets.com, or in person at the venue. Processing fees will be added to transaction upon purchase.

photo of artwork for Moscow Ballet's "The Great Russian Nutcracker"
Be part of a worldwide holiday tradition by taking in the season's signature ballet as the Moscow Ballet presents “The Great Russian Nutcracker” at UK's Singletary Center for the Arts on Dec. 19.

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