Nutcracker Ballet - Springfield (MO)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Gillioz Theatre
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm
T: 417.863.9491

The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Springfield Friday, November 22

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield! 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 Springfield for family and friends today!

About the Gillioz Theatre

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Springfield! The restoration of the Gillioz Theatre was completed in October 2006, eighty years after the original opening. In its early years, the Gillioz was Springfield’s premier entertainment venue, hosting a number of movie premiers and vaudeville shows. Both the lobby and auditorium have been restored to their original 1926 condition.

With a seating capacity of 1130, 690 on Orchestra level, and 440 in the Balcony, The Gillioz offers Springfield a perfect sized venue for many events.

Springfield Ballet Partnership: The Ozark Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Springfield children from The Ozark Dance Academy. The Ozark Dance Academy was founded in 1994 to provide the Ozark Region with professional instruction in popular dance styles. The school offers students of all ages an outstanding and enjoyable dance experience. As Liljan Espenak wrote, "Dance is older than education, and more universal, as any child instinctively knows." The Ozark Dance Academy offers students the opportunity to gain physical strength form doing dance exercises regularly, concentrating on movements, building coordination in muscles, as well as flexibility and grace.