Nutcracker Ballet - Sarasota (FL)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 941.953.3368 or 800.826.9303

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Sarasota Saturday, December 28

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota! 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 Sarasota for family and friends today!

About the Sarasota Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Sarasota! Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall was built in 1968, opening its doors two years later with a production of Fiddler on the Roof. It has also long presented Broadway musicals, a variety of national and international performers, world-class symphony orchestras, and a mix of classical, modern, and ethnic dance performances. The theater also offers educational and outreach programs for the local community. Among those soon to grace the Van Wezel stage are Dolly Parton, K.D. Lang, the New York Pops, and the traveling production of Shrek: The Musical.

Sarasota Ballet Partnership: Stage Door Studios

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Sarasota children from Stage Door Studios. Stage Door Studios has designed an excellent dance and theater program of activities to give children a chance to experience the joy of dancing and creative movement in a fun and loving atmosphere. They are committed to providing a stimulating and adventurous environment to enhance children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth. Our Sarasota dance staff will use music, props, costumes and creative movement to introduce children to the world of dance. Students will develop rhythm, coordination, musicality and creativity, as well as the ability to follow directions, interact with peers, take turns patiently and gain self-confidence. Most importantly, our classes are FUN!