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Friday, November 22, 2013

Sunday To-Do: Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'

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click to enlarge The Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" will be performed Sunday afternoon at Robinson Center Music Hall.
  • The Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" will be performed Sunday afternoon at Robinson Center Music Hall.

3 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $79.

It's time once more for one of the most enduring works in the history of ballet: Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." According to a press release, the Moscow Ballet's current touring production promises to take the "150-year Nutcracker tradition to a new level incorporating props, costumes, and a new level of dramatic depth."

Among the new bells and whistles: a "Magic Table" for Uncle Drosselmeyer; a 5-foot pile of "teetering presents" for the Christmas party scene; and two 6-foot "Matryoshka Dolls," which reveal Drosselmeyer's magic dolls for party guests. Sounds like a Nutcracker-y good time to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

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