Wisconsin Resort-Casino Announces Performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker with the World Renowned Moscow Ballet

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For the first time ever in the history of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Lake of the Torches Resort Casino is proud to announce that the world-acclaimed Moscow Ballet in a unique and limited engagement, will be performing The Great Russian Nutcracker at the resort-casino on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

The Moscow Ballet will be performing The Great Russian Nutcracker at Lake of the Torches Casino

For the first time ever in the history of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Lake of the Torches Resort Casino is proud to announce that the world-acclaimed Moscow Ballet in a unique and limited engagement, will be performing The Great Russian Nutcracker at the resort-casino on Saturday, November 27, 2010. The Moscow Ballet will perform one family matinee at 3 p.m. and one performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $50 for adults and children tickets are $30 and $40 (children 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult for the matinee). Tickets for the 8 p.m. evening performance are also $40 and $50 (you must be 18 to attend the evening show).

In addition, a special “Platinum” package is available for anyone who would like to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience. As part of this package, you’ll enjoy VIP front row seating, receive a limited edition, signed and numbered archival print of original artwork by Russian masters of the St. Petersburg Academy of Art Foundation, and participate in a special and exclusive meet and greet with dancers and producers. This Platinum Package is available for $350 and is limited to only 10 per show.

Stunning principal dancers, spectacular scenic design, sumptuous costumes, and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian artists have made the Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. Critically acclaimed for its unique setting of Act II in the ''Land of Peace and Harmony'', the Great Russian Nutcracker entertains all with new characters and larger than life puppets that are set against a stunning backdrop of unicorns, exotic birds and animals. An ethereal Dove, a messenger of peace, leads Masha and her Nutcracker Prince to the peaceful kingdom. Beloved Russian fairytale characters, Father Christmas and his granddaughter the Snow Maiden, add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets this Nutcracker apart.

“We are truly honored to play host to a world-class performing troupe as The Moscow Ballet. This acclaimed ballet company includes graduates from some of the world’s most prestigious dance schools and here’s a very unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for to experience a performance of this caliber in our own backyard. The Great Russian Nutcracker will be a holiday treat your, and my, whole family will treasure for years,” said Lake of the Torches’ Director of Marketing Michael J. Broderick.

Besides The Great Russian Nutcracker, the Moscow Ballet is known for its full-length productions of the classic story-ballets; Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others. Created by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor and theatrical producer, Akiva Talmi, the organization evolved out of Talmi’s all-star Russian ''Glasnost Festival Tour'' (1986-92). Moscow Ballet made its debut in 1993 with the Great Russian Nutcracker which was directed and choreographed by soloist Stanislav Vlasov of the famous Russian Bolshoi Theatre.

Their performance at Lake of the Torches will feature world acclaim dancers Anna Dorosh and Maksim Chepik. Dorosh is a principal dancer with the National Opera and Ballet in Kiev and has toured internationally. Chepik is a principal dancer with the National Kiev Opera House of Ukraine. Both were named ''Honored Artists of the Ukraine.'' Their performance has received critical acknowledgement in the United States, including reviews in the New York Times and the Washington Post which respectively described the Moscow Ballet as "Whimsical…charming…vibrant…classical" and ''Expressive and a delight to watch.''

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.lakeofthetorches.com, at the Player Services desk at the casino or by calling 1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 6222.

Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a high-limit and non-smoking area), 12 blackjack tables, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, and three poker tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the Game Time Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars. It is proudly owned and operated by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at
http://www.lakeofthetorches.com.

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