The Moscow Ballet will present the holiday classic The Great Russian Nutcracker for two nights only at the Plaza Theatre.

The ballet features 40 Russian dancers performing Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Great Russian Nutcracker tells the traditional story of a young girl meeting her prince and includes a tribute to world peace and harmony.

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker, is the Dove of Peace, with a 20-foot wingspan, created by two dancers moving as one. Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony featuring life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10-foot-tall silk puppets.

There will be three performances beginning Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and once again pm Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at, all Ticketmaster outlets, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office.

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