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California Presentations of the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker




California Christmas Events include the annual, exciting, Nutcracker Ballet presented by the famed Moscow Ballet Company, which visits the USA and California. Usually making several tour stops during November and December, Californians and visitors can see the performances generally one night only in a particular city.


Cities on the tour often have included Redding (home to the Sundial Bridge), a Southern California city, Bay Area and Central Valley region. Several opportunities to travel and see this stunning performance can require buying your tickets when they go on sale. However, if you miss the Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker in California, you may be able to catch it in other states such as Arizona.


With professional costumes and world-class ballet performances, this Nutcracker production sets the mark for excellence that other companies try to obtain. California, itself, features over 100 Nutcracker performances during the holiday season (November - December). Among the finest you'll find, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet San Jose and many other companies produce stunning shows during the last few months of each year. Some of the principals and dance talents come from a global background and training, gravitating to California for continued work & success.

Moscow Ballet company evolved out of the all-star Russian cast Glasnost Festival Tour, created by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor and theatrical producer, Akiva Talmi. Moscow Ballet made its debut in 1993, with an all-star Russian cast presenting the Great Russian Nutcracker, directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov (soloist, Bolshoi Theatre).


In California, the Moscow Ballet is seldom seen performing in the same place more than a day. So popular and in demand is the dance company, that its planners must pick & choose the cities in which to perform in the U.S. Among the top two spots are California and New York.





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