Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker celebrates 20 years touring North America and overflows with holiday delight! See a cast of 40 astounding dancers in the classic Christmas story with unique Russian zest. Since 1993 the Great Russian Nutcracker has been a favorite for families and press alike: "Bold and vital" Virginian-Pilot 1994; "Delight to watch" Washington Post 1996; "Whimsical, charming, vibrant classical style," New York Times 2002; "Aristocratic finesse," Cleveland Plain Dealer 2010; "Brimful with feeling…expansive" Chief Dance Critic New York Times 2010; and "Sheer splendor and elegant dancing" Baltimore Sun 2011.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 20th Anniversary production overflows with a spectacular new Dove of Peace where 2 dancers become one stunning bird, a Christmas tree that grows to 7 stories tall, falling snow, towering silk puppets, 200 lavish costumes, and 9 hand-painted backdrops all set to Tchaikovsky's complete score. Great Russian Nutcracker - 20 years of acclaim, 20 years of soaring holiday spirit.