Wagner Noël Performing Arts CenterDecember 30, 2014 7:00 PM
1310 North FM 1788
Midland, TX 79706
The Moscow Ballet prides itself on bringing its talent to an international audience with its annual North American and the Great Russian Nutcracker tours. As the largest Russian ballet tour in North America, the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker show averages 100 performances during the holiday months of November and December, stopping in major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Dallas, Baltimore and Chicago. The company engages the local communities of international cities by offering up to 60 children a chance to join Moscow Ballet dancers on stage and perform in walk-on roles. In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, the Moscow Ballet presents major narrative ballets during it tours including Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and quite possibly the most famous Russian ballet Swan Lake.
Hailing from Brattleboro, Vermont King Tuff is a psychedelic garage rock band centered around front man Kyle Thomas, who adopted the alter ego King Tuff while he was a teenager playing in folk bands. Though he is probably best known for his work on J. Mascis' side project Witch, Thomas formed a band in 2008, began mixing 1960s garage rock with 1970s glam rock and eventually ended up with King Tuff's debut album, Was Dead. After touring with Hunx & his Punx and Witch and releasing an album with his power pop band Happy Birthday, Thomas returned his focus to King Tuff and released the band's eponymous follow-up album in 2012 with retro-pop elements.