Russian nutcracker hits Harrah’s

art nutcrackerMoscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center. Celebrating its 19th year, it’s the largest Russian ballet tour in North America.

Averaging 100 performances during November and December, this coast-to-coast attraction combines the highest caliber Russian ballet, cutting-edge production values and the traditional appeal that consistently fills theaters. With larger-than-life puppets, nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D effect, and hundreds of exquisite costumes, the Great Russian Nutcracker is a spectacular holiday celebration.

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to a local hospital within the Children’s Miracle Network. Tickets are currently on sale.

www.Ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000.

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