Win Tickets to See Moscow Ballet Performance of “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Moscow Ballet Performance of Great Russian Nutcracker
At Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA
Sunday, November 15th @ 2pm

Hilltown Families is very excited to be able to offer two family 4-packs of free tickets to see the world-famous Moscow Ballet give a benefit performance of Great Russian Nutcracker at Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA on Sunday afternoon, November 15th, at 2:00 pm. This extraordinary performance of Tchaikovsky’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a benefit for children’s services at the Brattleboro Retreat. Deadline to enter to win is SUNDAY, 11/08/09 @ 7pm (EST). More details below.

ABOUT THE MOSCOW BALLET

The Moscow Ballet is proud to unveil their 2009 Great Russian Nutcracker holiday tour! Praised for exquisite dancing and gorgeous costumes, the Great Russian Nutcracker is directed by Ballet Master Anatoli Emelianov. It is also set against Valentin Fedorov’s spectacular hand-painted backdrops and life-sized dancing puppets.

This year’s tour stars the ballet world’s Prima Ballerina, Cristina Terentieva and her partner Alexei. Cristina is a Gold Medalist of the 2008 Varna International Ballet Competition where Vladimir Vasiliev of the Bolshoi bestowed upon her the highest honors. Also starring in the Great Russian Nutcracker is the award winning couple Akzhol Mussakhanov and Ekaterina Bortykova.

The Moscow Ballet is proud to announce the addition of the Russian Father Christmas, a large magical clock and Snegurochka, the Russian Snow Maiden taken from Russian folklore, to this year’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Although the additional characters are an integral part to this year’s performance, the Moscow Ballet is particularly excited about welcoming Aleksey Burakov to the stage as the character, Herr Drosselmeyer.

In the classic tale of the Great Russian Nutcracker, the mysterious godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer, enters the room where everyone is celebrating and brings all the kids different gifts. After Clara is left without a gift, Herr Drosselmeyer presents a toy Nutcracker, dressed in a soldier’s traditional parade uniform, to the little girl.

Critics rave that the Great Russian Nutcracker is “flawless,” “breathtaking,” and “dazzling.” Whimsical and imaginative storytelling blend with the richness of Russian classical ballet to make the Great Russian Nutcracker a memorable holiday treat for everyone.

Discover more about the Moscow Ballet company at www.nutcracker.com.

BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES AT THE BRATTLEBORO RETREAT

Proceeds from the ballet will help support children’s services at the Brattleboro Retreat in Brattleboro, Vermont. This performance, which is also part of the Retreat’s 175th anniversary celebration, marks the second consecutive year that the Moscow Ballet has appeared in Springfield’s Symphony Hall in partnership with the Brattleboro Retreat.  Children in the production will be cast out of the Brattleboro School of Dance in Brattleboro, VT.

“Young people in our country who suffer with mental health challenges are vastly underserved, which is why we’re doing our part to help change that,” said Dr. Robert E. Simpson, president and chief executive officer of the Brattleboro Retreat. “The Nutcracker is a ballet for and about children—a beautiful family event. We are grateful for the opportunity to join hands for this cause with a world-class production like the Moscow Ballet.”

The Brattleboro Retreat, founded in 1834, is a not-for-profit, regional specialty psychiatric hospital and addictions treatment center, providing a full range of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages and their families. Nationally recognized for its premier treatment in behavioral healthcare, the Brattelboro Retreat offers a high quality, individualized, comprehensive continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient treatment.

HOW TO WIN

A chance for two different families to win a free 4-pack of tickets is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.
  6.  

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Sunday, 11/08/09 @ 7pm

DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR HILLTOWN FAMILIES

If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets are available online through TICKETMASTER by calling 800-745-3000. To receive discounts on most ticket levels, enter the promotion code HEALTH.

Purchased Patron ticket holders (not discounted) will be treated to a fabulous post-performance reception in the Mahogany Room at Symphony Hall. Light fare and refreshments will be served. Meet and greet ballerinas and members of the Nutcracker cast! Proceeds from the ballet will help support children’s services at the Brattleboro Retreat in Brattleboro, Vermont.

36 Comments

  1. Sylvia said,

    December 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    My daughter has always wanted to be a ballerina, this would be a wonderful experience for her to see. We live in San Antonio, TX and the Russian Ballet will be here Dec. 26th, 2010. We would love to win some tickets.

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  2. November 9, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Congratulations to Mindy Ramos of Southampton, MA and Stacey Mackowiak of Cummington, MA. Both families will receive a family 4-packs of free tickets to see the world-famous Moscow Ballet give a benefit performance of Great Russian Nutcracker at Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA on Sunday afternoon, November 15th, at 2:00 pm.

    HILLTOWN FAMILIES DISCOUNT
    If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets are available online through TICKETMASTER (link above) by calling 800-745-3000. To receive discounts on most ticket levels, enter the promotion code HEALTH.

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  3. Stacey Mackowiak said,

    November 7, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I haven’t seen the nutcracker since I was a wee one and it all seemed so magical, it would be a thrill to share the magic with my little ones.

    Stacey
    Cummington, MA

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  4. Marie Westburg said,

    November 7, 2009 at 11:31 am

    This looks so exciting and beautiful! We live in Williamsburg,Ma. and feel so lucky to be in this area where so many wonderful enriching events are offered. Thanks Sienna for this wonderful website where we hear about all that is available to do with our kids!

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  5. Sandra Dias said,

    November 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    My family would love to attend this event. thanks for offering the raffle.

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, Mass.

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  6. Minuet Fusto said,

    November 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    One of our holiday traditions have been to go see a Nutcracker performance every Christmas. What a great Christmas gift this year if we win these delightful tickets! My daughter took a year off from taking ballet for three years; perhaps this will inspire her to come back. Thanks for all you do from Greenfield, Massachusetts

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  7. Felice Wolfzahn said,

    November 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Hi. We are dancing a lot these days! Would love to take Ella to the ballet.
    thanks,
    Felice Wolfzahn
    Shelburne Falls, MA

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  8. marianne yenouskas said,

    November 5, 2009 at 6:14 am

    I am dying to take my kid to this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish me luck!

    Northampton MA

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  9. Sena Longley said,

    November 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    My daughter loves ballet and loves to toe walk to pretend to be like the real ballerina’s. She practices leaps and spins all over the house to be just like them, I would love for the oppurtunity for her to get to see them perform on stage. There dedication and talent is remarkable!!

    Sena
    Enfield CT

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  10. Ed Cottrill said,

    November 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Our daughters dance with Ballet Renverse in Shelburne and would love to see the Moscow Ballet.

    Thanks for the chance,
    Ed Cottrill
    Greenfield, MA

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  11. Amy Cullen said,

    November 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Just discovered the website. Thanks so much for all the great information. I saw the Russian Ballet a few years ago and it was such a wonderful treat.
    Amy Cullen
    Plainfield, MA

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  12. Rory Dexter said,

    November 3, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I’d like to bring my daughter, she’d love it. We live in Pelham, Ma.

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  13. Karen said,

    November 3, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Sounds so lovely! Karen Bayne, Northampton MA!

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  14. November 2, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I would love to take the kids to see this.

    Dawn
    Holyoke, MA

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  15. J. Morris said,

    November 2, 2009 at 11:11 am

    It would be so much fun. Thanks, J. Morris in Northampton

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  16. Geri Pollard said,

    November 2, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Who doesn’t want to see the Nut Cracker! Wonderful costumes and music!

    Geri Pollard
    Cummington, MA

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  17. Lorena Loubsky-Lonergan said,

    November 2, 2009 at 12:49 am

    What a phenomenal opportunity for our community. I hope to be able to bring my daughter who is turning twelve on the 19th. I danced as a child and it remains a passion I would love to be able to share with her and her two brothers.
    Kind regards, Lorena
    in Colrain, Mass

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  18. Andrea Gray said,

    November 1, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I would love to bring my boys to the Nutcracker-I have such fond memories from childhood. Thank you!

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  19. Andrea Chesnes said,

    October 31, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    How wonderful! My daughter just turned three and we were planning on going this year.

    Greenfield MA

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  20. kimberly wixsom said,

    October 31, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I would love to bring my girls to the ballet, we’ve never been able to go. This looks like an amazing treat!

    pittsfield,ma

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  21. Melissa Power-Greene said,

    October 31, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Wow! This show looks amazing! I would love to be able to take my children. Thank you. Northampton, MA

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  22. JoAnn H Salvatore said,

    October 31, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I’ve taken my granddaughters and daughters to the Pioneer Valley Ballet Nutcracker performance for years and each and every year it is so beautiful. However, we have never seen the performance of the Moscow ballet and we would love the opportunity! I’m so glad that I found this great website!

    Hadley, MA

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  23. Selma Bonemery said,

    October 30, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I would be so greatful if given the opportunity to take my 80 year young mother to see the Moscow ballet, she longingly says she wishes she could go everytime we hear they are touring but the tickets cost so much..
    Thank you

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  24. Chris Curtis said,

    October 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    We would love to win to the tickets. Going to the nutcracker ballet would be a great way for our family to start the holiday season!

    Chris Curtis
    South Hadley, MA

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  25. October 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    it would be wonderful to take Maia to that performance, thanks for the opportunity

    Ashfield, MA

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  26. elizabeth said,

    October 30, 2009 at 11:37 am

    i have always wished to take my kids to the nutcracker. it would be a wonderful time. thank you! with respect, the jensen family in

    Leeds, MA

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  27. Zach Howard said,

    October 30, 2009 at 10:51 am

    What a great giveaway. Sounds awesome!
    Zach
    Conway, MA

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  28. Geraldine Unger said,

    October 30, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Oooooh I hope we win this one, my little ballerina would be thrilled! Thanks Hilltown Families.
    Geraldine Unger
    Conway

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  29. Melissa Corbett said,

    October 30, 2009 at 9:20 am

    What a wonderful day that would be! I am so thankful to have been introduced to this website.
    Melissa Corbett
    Pittsfield, MA

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  30. Debbie Theriault said,

    October 30, 2009 at 8:00 am

    What a wonderful opportunity! We would love to go..
    Debbie Theriault
    Florence, MA

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  31. Cindy Opalenik said,

    October 30, 2009 at 7:13 am

    What a great opportunity for 2 families! My daughters would love to see the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! I am hoping that you choose our family and our neighbors so we can all go together.
    Thanks for the chance,
    Cindy Opalenik
    Greenfield, Massachusetts

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  32. Laura Mazza said,

    October 29, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Fia loves ballet!!!! Would be so great to go,
    thanks and love,
    Laura, Florence

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  33. October 29, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    hey Sienna

    This looks wonderful! Would love to take Zoe and some friends….. Ashfield MA
    thanks
    -t

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  34. Mindy Ramos said,

    October 29, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Our family would love to go the ballet! Our fingers and toe shoes are crossed!

    Mindy Ramos
    Southampton, MA

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  35. Jessica Thompson said,

    October 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    We’d love to go ,too! Happy Halloween to all.
    Jessica Thompson
    Ashfield, MA

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  36. Melissa Osborne said,

    October 29, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to take my family to the ballet. I have never been to a professional ballet before. I live i Shelburne Falls, Ma and just moved here from Florida a few months ago. Your website is wonderful for finding kid friendly events.

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