Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker

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Holidays are in full swing and it just doesn’t feel complete without a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. Ever since I went with my mom as a toddler, I’ve been hooked on the ballet. 

Moscow Ballet's the Great Russian Nutcracker

Saturday Venice and I got to attend Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker in the Murat theater at the Old National Center in Indianapolis. It was quite a treat. We dropped the other kids off at my sister-in-laws about 2, and then made our way to the theater. Though I live in Indianapolis, I’m on the outskirts, and haven’t driven much in the city. I thought I was giving myself enough time to get to the theater, but I totally should have left sooner!

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

When we got to the theater, the line was out the door and wrapped around the parking lot! So even though we were there a good 30 minutes early, we stood outside for 30 minutes. Thankfully the theater understood most people were still trying to get in, so they started the performance a half hour late. 

Once we found our seats, I kept sneaking a peek at Venice to see if she was as excited as me. She most definitely was. Worried we wouldn’t get to our seats, Venice had me skip the concessions and souvenir table to get inside! 

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

Being a good patron of the theater, I did not take photos during the show. But the costumes were just as bright and awesome as the ones on the shows website. Absolutely awesome show! Venice’s favorite was during the second act watching the Arabian dancers. I would have to agree with her. I never knew anyone could bend or hold their bodies up like that! Just fantastic!

During the intermission, we did manage to grab a snack from the concessions. Venice had a box of M&M’s and I chose a Salted Caramel Chocolate Croissant. Oo that was so decadent, and unlike any food I’ve had at the theater before. I offered Venice a bite but she stuck with her M&M’s. 

Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker

Planning a trip to Moscow Ballet’s the Great Russian Nutcracker? Here’s my takeaway

  • Get there early! 
  • Don’t expect the same Nutcracker you’ve seen before. Act II was much different then ones I’ve seen before. 
  • Bring a little spending money to check out the Souvenir table!

Will you be attending the Nutcracker Ballet? Find tour dates and times for the Moscow Ballet’s performance here.

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