Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

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Once again, metro Detroit families can celebrate the beauty of the holidays with the Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, December 20; locally presented by Fifth Third Bank. Following the success of last year's back-to-back performances, the family favorite will return for two shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in the family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, turns and drops. The production is known for its dedication to world peace naming Act II the “Land of Peace and Harmony” and featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning opening act the 2 dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the romantic costumes, shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a trip on a Troika Sleigh through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.
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