With its simple tale of a young girl who gets a gift of a nutcracker (a prince), audiences all over the world, year after year, have been transported through the girl’s dreams about The Nutcracker/Prince, falling in love with and the beautiful land of Sugar Plums.
Audiences who missed Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet’s performances of “The Nutcracker,” or those who just love this holiday tradition, will have another chance to watch the classic story unfold at Three Stages when the Moscow Classical Ballet comes to town.
“We are the final stop in the United States for the Moscow Classical Ballet this touring season and are particularly excited to have this premier troupe of stellar performers return after their successful run at Three Stages last year,” said Three Stages Executive Director David Pier.
“To call this Nutcracker old fashioned is to compliment it. It presents the ballet as a beautiful and traditional Christmas present, filled with charming dancers, spare but bright costumes, and wonderful music.” (Orange County Calendar)
For 45 years Moscow Classical Ballet has performed in more than 30 countries around the world. Winner of more than 125 Gold Medals, and three prizes from the Paris Academy of Dance, they have toured “The Nutcracker” in the United States every year for the past 20 years to sold-out houses.
In talking about the Moscow Classical Ballet, Robert Friedman, president of Robert Friedman Presents, noted, “These Moscow Classical Ballet dancers are beautiful young strong dancers with a great deal of vitality since the Russian training is the best in the world. The dancers attend dance class everyday because dance is a very demanding profession. It’s a profession you must love.”
The Moscow Classical Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” will perform at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27; 7:30 p.m on Friday, Dec. 28, 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30. Tickets are $29 to $49 with premium tickets ranging from $59 to $65. Purchase them online at threestages.net or from Three Stages Ticket Office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time.
Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.