The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
My daughter and I had a wonderful time at the ballet. The Warnor Theater is located in the older part of Fresno. For those who have never been there, you need to park on the side streets. You will definitely want to get to the theater a minimum of 30 minutes before the show starts. We arrived just in time, but we missed the first few minutes of the ballet.
As we walked into the theater, Kira immediately fell in love with the dancers and their beautiful dresses. We watched the dancers glide across the stage telling a wonderful story through dance.
The Nutcracker is the ultimate holiday tradition and creates memories for a lifetime for young and old.
The production includes over 200 romantic costumes and 10′ tall playful animal puppets; shimmering colorful, backdrops splashed with 3-D effects; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls and a puppet show for shadowing the Nutcracker Story at the opening Christmas Party. During the battle with Nutcracker Prince and the 3-headed Rat King, a golden cannon shoots roses! In the Magical Snow Forest an authentic Russian style Troika Sleigh, known as the fastest sleigh in the world, is escorted by Father Christmas (Ded Moroz) and Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) on their way to Act II. The Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its dedication to world peace with Act II named the “Land of Peace and Harmony.” The first scene of Act II features a stunning “Dove of Peace” with a 20′ wingspan and danced by 2 dancers each with one feathered wing. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!
After the show, we went upstairs to take a picture with one of the ballerinas from the show. Kira was so excited to see a dancer up-close and personal.
What a wonderful opportunity to meet one of the dancers.
Disclosure: I am a member of US Family Guide. I received two complimentary tickets to the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Fresno, CA. No other form of compensation was received in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.