Disclosure: I was provided with tickets in order to write this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to attend the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker when it came to Chicago. I have never been to a ballet before and it has always been a bucket list item of mine. The fact that it was the Great Russian Nutcracker had me even more intrigued. I grabbed my bestie for a girls afternoon.
I have to say I was very impressed. Not knowing what to expect it was fabulous. The music was beautiful with one of my favorite songs being the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies. The dancing was spectacular. This being my first time seeing a ballet I was amazed by their footwork and flexibility. It was so beautiful to watch and flowed well with the music. I loved how they had so many children incorporated into the show as well.
Although Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker has left Chicago for this year there are still tickets available at many venues across the country. If you live in Chicago I say add this to your to do list for next year. The little girls were twirling down the aisles during intermission. It is a must do and you never know it may become a family tradition. You can use the code JOY for up to $30 off your ticket order.
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Tickets are on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker on most cities on the 2015 North American tour! Families love Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker! It's the ultimate holiday tradition and creates memories for a lifetime. 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!