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With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought we would take a look at the role of fathers in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! As with everyone’s family, Dad is a pretty key guy. Moscow Ballet’s production is no exception!

The Great Russian Nutcracker ballet starts out with the Christmas celebration in the house of the Stahlbaums. In the traditional story, the children gather around the tree, decorating and playing. The adults waltz together slowly.

Then at the ring of the bell, Mr. and Mrs. Staulbaum appear to lead the waltz.
We know that Mr. Stahlbaum is Masha’s father. We know he is a talented dancer. But what else should we know about the Nutcracker’s most famous father? What does he do for a living? Who are some of his friends? Does he just spend all his time waltzing around with Mrs. Stahlbaum? If you know what he spends his time doing, please tell us! We need to find him in time for Moscow Ballet’s 2010 tour!

In the meantime, here is a cool video of very first scene in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Lo and behold – another patriarchal figure has appeared in our story! It’s Drosselmeyer! I wonder if he has kids?

If you are looking for something interesting and new this Fathers Day….we have an idea! Why not surprise him with tickets for the family to the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nuntcracker!? For a limited time, we are proud to offer our Father’s Day Discount. Just enter the code ‘SAVE’ when purchasing your tickets, and you will save up to $20 per ticket!

If you have the best Dad in the world and want to share your story with the Moscow Ballet community, please let us know! We will post it on Facebook.com/nutcracker.ballet and nutcracker.com/studio!