See The Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’


“The Nutcracker” is as much a Christmas tradition as beautifully wrapped presents under evergreen trees. Each year, the famous ballet tours the country, bringing joy to fans young and old. This year, you have the chance to see the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio on Dec. 26 and 27. The show will be at 7 p.m. on both nights, and there will be a 3 p.m. matinee on Dec. 27. Tickets range from $33.50-$103.50 and are on sale now.

You’ll want to grab tickets, even if you’ve seen “The Nutcracker” before. The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” has some essential differences that will make you feel like you’re watching the story unfold for the first time.

The Story

Clara serves as the protagonist in “The Nutcracker.” Instead of Clara, The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” follows a little girl named Masha. The names are different, but the characters are similar. Masha receives a nutcracker as a Christmas gift, and after falling asleep, she witnesses a battle between the Rat King and her new toy. At the end of the fight, the nutcracker comes to life and turns into a prince. The two meet the Snow Maiden and Father Christmas in the Snow Forest, and you’ll be so involved in the show by this point, you might feel an involuntary shiver as the characters traipse through the chilly forest.

In “The Nutcracker,” Clara makes her way to the Land of Sweets. The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” won’t leave you craving sugary snacks, though. Instead of going to the Land of Sweets, Masha heads to the Land of Peace and Harmony. She is guided by the Dove of Peace during this journey.

Two acro-ballet dancers perform as the Dove of Peace. The dancers are often referred to as the highlight of the show. You won’t be able to look away as the gracefully control the stage.

Once Misha and the Dove of Peace make it to the Land of Peace and Harmony, you’ll see a world where humans and animals live in perfect harmony. The puppets have their own heritages, which are explored in musical numbers. The ballet throws in a bit of comedy during these numbers, and if you have children, this part is sure to grab their interest.

This ballet promotes peace and harmony during the holiday season and beyond. It’s a great lesson for everyone, and you can expect some warm family togetherness during the show.

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Getting to the Theater

You know that you want to attend the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.” You also understand that you aren’t keen on driving your current vehicle. That means it’s time to stop by Red McCombs Superior Hyundai in San Antonio, Texas. We will help you pick out a car that you’ll love driving to the theater and beyond.

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