An Encore Event presented by the SFA College of Fine Arts, “The Great Russian Nutcracker” will be presented at 7:30 each night in W.M. Turner Auditorium.
All ages will want to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet’s company of nearly 40 ballerinas and other dancers on its 25th Anniversary Tour of North America.
Known for its award-winning, technically supreme performers, lavish costumes and magnificent backdrops, this ballet ensemble performed at SFA in 2009 before a sold-out Turner Auditorium crowd.
“Good seats are still available for both performances,” said Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series. “But sales are unusually brisk, especially for the Friday performance, so it’s important to order tickets early to avoid disappointment. We feel sure we’ll sell out both of these shows!”
A separate event apart from the University Series, Nutcracker adult tickets are $45 for Section A seating, $36 for Section B seating and $20 for Section C seating. Discounts are available for seniors, students, children, SFA faculty and staff members. Some student/youth tickets are available for as little as $8 each.
Both performances are sponsored in part by Lehmann Eye Center.
As an “informance” prior to the Thursday night performance, Haley Hoss-Jameson, associate professor and co-coordinator of dance in the SFA Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery.
The gallery is located across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is inside the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception Thursday to meet the dancers and to honor the event’s corporate sponsor.
For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.