Nutcracker Ballet - Palm Desert (CA)

Performances
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
McCallum Theatre
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
T: 760.340.ARTS or 866.889.ARTS

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Palm Desert Tuesday, December 3

Moscow Ballet brings the Gift of Christmas Tour to Palm Desert with Great Russian Nutcracker performances bringing holiday magic to life and creating unforgettable memories for all ages. The company performs at McCallum Theatre on Tues., Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. 

Moscow Ballet makes Christmas gift giving easy with the holiday performance that delights all ages…from the life-sized Kissy Doll to the fierce, red-eyed Rat King; and the Russian Troika Sleigh bringing Masha through the Snow Forest to the Land of Peace and Harmony which is populated with 10 foot tall dancing puppets, exotic flying birds and dancing couples from the world’s five great heritages. 

About the McCallum Theatre

In May 1973, a group of Coachella Valley business, education and cultural leaders organized as Friends of the Cultural Center, Inc. and committed themselves to the creation of a state-of-the-art performing arts center.  Their vision was to enhance and enrich the lives of Palm Springs & Palm Desert residents by making the performing arts available to as many people as possible. 

 Vision became reality in January 1988, with the opening of McCallum Theatre.  Opening night was an all-star tribute to Hope. According to Palm Springs Life, Van Cliburn inaugurated the Steinway piano. Lucille Ball had guests teary-eyed from laughing. Alvin Ailey dancers put their best feet forward and Sarah Brightman sang a tune from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera a month before it opened on Broadway.  In the audience that night were Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Gerald and Betty Ford, Walter and Leonore Annenberg, and many other notable VIPs. Named for a pioneering desert family, the McCallum has gained acclaim as one of the country’s finest presenting theaters by audiences, entertainers and peers alike.  Ticket sales consistently place the McCallum in the top 50 theaters in the world.  Education programs have served more than 400,000 local schoolchildren, educators and community members, while top entertainers praise the venue and its audiences.