Tickets to Timeless Holiday Classic on Sale Now

06 November 2018

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is proud to partner with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre for its ninth annual presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet. E.T.A. Hoffmann’s timeless classic will grace the Beau Rivage Theatre stage for two shows, Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Choreographer Ulan Badenov will bring this holiday fairytale to life with stunning sets, vibrant costumes, dramatic lighting and world-renowned dancers Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida. Joseph Gatti is a former soloist with ABT and the first male dancer to win the gold medal of the New York International Ballet Competition and Adiarys Almeida is the first Cuban born dancer to be a finalist at the USA International Ballet competition.

Young Clara will be played by Jade Madison. Jade is a junior at Baker High school in Mobile, Ala. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior Civitan, Key Club, Spanish Club and Encore Dance Company. Jade began her training at the Studio of Dance and Gymnastics in Pascagoula, Miss., with Joanne Christopher. She has had extensive training with Roni Mahler, Marcus Alfred, Ballet Fest and Pensacola State College Summer Dance Program. Upon graduation, Jade plans to attend Brigham Young University to pursue a degree in Dance Education.

The D’Iberville High School Dance Team will be performing as Soldiers in this season’s production of the Nutcracker Ballet. The Arabian Act will feature performers with the Montage Theatre Dance Company and will thrill the audience with their dramatic acrobatic routine.

The Melange Dance Company under the direction of Joanne Christopher will be performing the Waltz of the Flowers and the Snow Waltz.

The 2018 Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre Nutcracker performance features Ulan Badenov, former Principal Ballet Dancer with the Moscow Kremlin Ballet and Guest Artist with Bolshoi Ballet. Ulan has toured internationally throughout South America, Europe, Japan, France, Egypt, Italy, China, Mexico and the United States.

Audiences will have the pleasure of watching these award-winning artists perform a beautiful Ballet while listening to the musical score of Peter Tchaikovsky.

Ticket prices range from $10.95 to $24.95 and can be purchased through the Beau Rivage Theatre Box Office at 888.566.7469.



Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar yet higher. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, nine restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including Mississippi’s first Sports Book & Bar. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit


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