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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

by The Staff on November 29, 2012


When it comes to dance, the holidays are Nutcracker season. First up this year is the Moscow Ballet’s lavish Great Russian Nutcracker at the Palace.

How lavish, you ask? There will be 40 dancers, nine hand-painted backdrops, a Christmas tree that grows to seven stories tall, 200 costumes, and a spectacular new “Dove of Peace” choreography for two ballerinas. Don’t worry, though it’s (more or less) the story you love, of dancing mice and sugar plum fairies, set to the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky—and this version hews closer to the original score than most.

This is the Moscow Ballet’s 20th anniversary production, so expect them to put on their best.

Moscow Ballet’s Great  Russian Nutcracker will be presented at the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton Ave., Albany) on Tuesday (Dec. 4) at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $27.50-$68. For more info, call 465-3334.