Holiday countdown: ‘Nutcracker’ arrives from Moscow

A dancer portrays a dove who escorts Clara and her prince to a land with no war or suffering in 2008 tour of 'The Nutcracker.' (SUBMITTED)

In case you missed the Greater York Dance and Midstate Ballet’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” this weekend, never fear: The Moscow Ballet will present the Great Russian Nutcracker  7:30 tonight at the Majestic Theater, Gettysburg College.

In its 19th year of performing, the ballet is scheduled for more than 60 cities across America. Forty dancers will perform to Tchaikovsky’s compositions with puppets, hand-painted backdrops and more than 200 costumes. Tickets range from $31.25 to $113.20, and can be purchased by calling 337-8200 or emailing

Read a behind-the-scenes article from FlipSide
— Not a fan of ballet? The Majestic is also showing “Anonymous” and “The Ides of March” tonight at 7 and 7: 15 p.m., respectively.

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Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.

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2 Responses

  1. Just to clarify, Moscow Ballet has been touring its ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ production across North America for the past 19 years, not 9. Thank you so much for helping spread the word about this critically-acclaimed performance!

  2. Kara Eberle says:

    Thanks for letting us know. I made the change and updated the post.

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