What You'll Get
With the exception of disputed pro-football coin tosses and extreme debate clubs, the stage remains the only venue where arguments are regularly settled with a sword fight. Behold a dramatic settling of differences with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $31, you get one ticket to see Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Comerica Theatre on Tuesday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $60.60 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Groupon ticketholders will sit in main-floor section 2 or 6, rows 25–35.
The spirit of Tchaikovsky guides Moscow Ballet’s professional ballerinas as they leap and pirouette against nine handpainted backgrounds that invigorate his spirited score in time for the holiday season. The Great Russian Nutcracker reintroduces audiences of all ages to young Masha, whose taste for adventure rivals her magical wooden doll’s legendary aversion to chestnuts. Dancers fling themselves across the stage in grand jetés as the curtain opens on Moscow’s iconic skyline, which gives way to a spooky dreamland as the Mouse King rears his fuzzy head to stir up mischief. Audiences gasp as legions of mice capture Masha’s strong-jawed companion and carry him away in front of a lavishly decorated Christmas tree that grows to a height of more than 60 feet and a population of more than 600 squirrels. Live orchestral accompaniment blares during the ensuing battle and ushers the action into the enchanted land of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the ballet's second act.
Russian designer Valentin Federov’s 3-D backdrops pay homage to the snowy forests of his homeland, and the puppets that dance alongside the ballerinas nod to the mysterious felt creatures that roam the foothills of Siberia. Moscow Ballet selects its soloists from Moscow’s finest crop of dancers, and up to 60 local children traditionally get the chance to twirl their little feet with the company in walk-on roles.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Redeem starting 12/8 for a ticket at Comerica Theatre box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Comerica Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Comerica Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Live Nation's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.