November 5, 2009 by James Barber
Here's something from the "Stuff Your Grandparents Would Never Believe" File: The Moscow Ballet is offering free admission for children of U.S. military personnel to their 2009 Great Russian Nutcracker tour, as well as "Buy One, Get One Free" admission for all active, reserve and retired men and women.
Details are listed in the full press release below:Military Kids Free to the Great Russian Nutcracker!
A Holiday Gift From the Moscow Ballet
(PITTSFIELD, MA) – In honor of Veterans Day and the commencement of the 2009 Great Russian Nutcracker Tour, Moscow Ballet is proud to announce an incredible gift for military personnel. While supplies last, Great Russian Nutcracker tickets will be distributed for free to kids from military families with love from the producers, employees and dancers at the Moscow Ballet.
All active, reserve and retired men and women will enjoy a 'Buy One, Get One Free' ticket deal for the November and December performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker. To qualify, individuals must bring a copy of their military ID, kids must be under the age of 18 and discounts can be redeemed at the venue's box office.
With the holiday season approaching, Moscow Ballet is excited to extend their hand of gratitude to those who presently serve and previously served to protect the life, liberty and love of our country. Akiva and Mary Talmi, the producers of the Great Russian Nutcracker, have come together with the entire Moscow Ballet family in welcoming this generous offer.
"The Great Russian Nutcracker story takes place in the land of Peace and Harmony. In the performance itself, the classical story conveys the character's desire for tranquility among mankind. The armed forces of the United States share the same aspiration for our country and we couldn't be more grateful," Akiva Talmi explains.
Acclaimed for beautiful dancing and elegant costumes, critics rave that Anatoli Emelianov's Great Russian Nutcracker is "flawless," "breathtaking" and "dazzling." With exquisite classical ballet dancing, beautiful handcrafted backdrops and world-renowned life sized puppets, this holiday classic is sure to mesmerize and captivate audiences.
The Moscow Ballet is looking forward to seeing you at the show and spreading holiday cheer to audiences in 70 different markets and over 100 performances! For more information and a full list of tour dates, please visit: http://www.nutcracker.com.*Offer applies to all United States Great Russian Nutcracker performance cities excluding: Cedar City, UT; Easton, PA; Leavenworth, KS; La Miranda, CA; Nacogdoches, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Sheboygan, WI; Springfield, MA; and Stephensville, TX.