Nutcracker Ballet - Baltimore (MD)

The Hippodrome Theatre
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
The Hippodrome Theatre
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm (noon)
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00 pm
T: 800.982.2787

Great Russian Nutcracker with LIVE ORCHESTRA at the Hippodrome Theatre

The Moscow Ballet Orchestra of Baltimore brings Tchaikovsky’s timeless score to life in performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Hippodrome Theatre. Enjoy the ballet as Tchaikovsky intended it with live music conducted by Michael Repper, internationally-acclaimed conductor and pianist. Rejoice as Masha and the Nutcracker Prince take you and your family back to simpler times filled with childlike dreams and Christmas magic. This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Baltimore for family and friends today!

Baltimore Orchestra of the Moscow Ballet and Conductor Michael Repper

Michael Repper conducts the Orchestra of the Moscow Ballet in productions of the Great Russian Nutcracker each season in Baltimore. Repper regularly conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has been invited several times to conduct the St. Louis Symphony and other major professional orchestras. Along with his regular engagements in the mid-Atlantic, Repper’s international credits include conducting the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, the Artes Nazionale Orchestra in Italy and in Wollongong, Australia. He is an avid pianist, performing alongside his own orchestra while conducting from the piano many times. Repper is also the Music Director of Virginia’s Northern Neck Orchestra and served as Assistant Conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore for five years. Michael enjoys a full schedule of guest conducting, most recently premiering a concert of new music with the Grammy-Nominated Metropolis Ensemble, and leading the NY-based ensemble Camerata Notturna.

Musical Wunderkind in Baltimore: Kodály American Children's Chorus

The highly noted Baltimore’s Kodály American Children's Chorus accompanies Moscow Ballet for a special performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Hippodrome Theatre. As part of Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Musical Wunderkind program, the choir accompanies dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I, and present a special pre-performance showcase in the lobby.  Moscow Ballet’s “Musical Wunderkind” program, presented annually in cities featuring the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour, provides experiential art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs.

About The Hippodrome Theatre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Baltimore! The Hippodrome Theatre, now a part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, first opened its doors in 1914 as a movie palace. Vaudeville performances were held there, too, featuring such legends as Red Skelton and Benny Goodman. The building underwent renovations in the early 1960s, reopening with the regional premiere of the film Cleopatra. The theater was closed for a short time in the 1990s, as the venue's popularity waned. Today, the Hippodrome has regained its popularity and regularly hosts a variety of events, from Broadway productions to concerts to comedy shows.

Baltimore Ballet Partnership: The Moving Company Dance Center

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Baltimore children from The Moving Company Dance Center. The Moving Company Dance Center (MoveCo, LLC) provides professional dance instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. In our classes of ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, we challenge and support our students to reach their artistic and technical promise. Our goal is to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of dance and to train well prepared, technically proficient dancers in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. Our classes are small allowing our devoted and accomplished teachers to provide individualized attention. We invite you to come visit us to experience the creative atmosphere and be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of our students and teachers.