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Moscow Classical Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Folsom Lake Entertainer
By: Laura Newell, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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The holidays just aren’t the holidays without Clara, The Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy. Robert Friedman, the tour producer for the Moscow Classical Ballet, announced they are starting the company’s annual national tour of “The Nutcracker” at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom. There will be three performances starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 2 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. According to Dave Pier, Three Stages executive director, this is a full ballet company with 40 dancers from Russia. They have toured this production across North America annually for more than 15 years. Tickets range from $29 to $49 and premium tickets range from $59 to $65, with single tickets for the Thursday matinee 15 percent off the evening price. The Nutcracker, performed by the esteemed Moscow Classical Ballet, tells Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale. The Moscow Classical Ballet has won more than 15 gold medals from international competitions and three prizes at the Paris Academy of Dance. The troupe remains one of the few Russian ballet companies still supported by the Russian government. Regularly performing at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow, they have also performed in more than 30 countries and more than 200 cities in Russia. For tickets, visit threestages.net.