Tickets to the Timeless Holiday Classic on Sale Now

25 November 2022

BILOXI, Miss. – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is proud to partner with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre for its annual presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet. The timeless classic will grace the Beau Rivage Theatre stage Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3:00 p.m.

“We strive to bring the best in classical performances to South Mississippi and to instill the love of the arts and create future fans of ballet,” said Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre Director Elaine Kulick. “We have 150 students from around the Coast who have been working hard for many months now and are so excited to perform on the Beau Rivage stage.”

Choreographer Svetlana Popova of the Moscow Ballet will bring this holiday fairytale to life with stunning sets, vibrant costumes, dramatic lighting and world-renowned dancers Joseph Gatti and Reka Gyulia. Joseph Gatti is a former soloist with ABT and has won the gold medal of the New York International Ballet Competition and Reka Gyulia has been a finalist at the Vienna International Ballet Competition.

Drosselmyer will be played by Daniel Therrien. The Biloxi-native performed at casinos around the Coast before moving to Las Vegas. Therrien is a self-taught dancer and tumbler who has performed around the world. Currently, he works an associate choreographer for a German classic film-turned-musical, “Der Schuh des Manitu” in Germany. Watch the skies during the show as the stunt expert plans to fly onto stage. Andre Figueroa will play Snow Pas and lead Spanish. Camila De Faria will play Clara.

Accompanying the Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre is the Gulf Coast School of Performing Arts and Ballet Pensacola. Ballet Pensacola will bring 25 international performers under the direction of Darren McIntyre. Audiences will have the pleasure of watching these award-winning artists perform a beautiful ballet while listening to the musical score of Peter Tchaikovsky.

Tickets for The Nutcracker are $19.95, $24.95, $29.95 and $34.95 plus tax and service fee and are available for purchase at the Beau Rivage Box Office, by phone at 888.566.7469 or online at

High resolution artwork and more information can be found at Beau Rivage Digital Newsroom.



Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort recently completed a $55 million room remodel of its 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. The resort is home to 10 restaurants, four bars and lounges, and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area that includes the new Buffalo Zone and BetMGM Book Bar and Grill, Mississippi’s full-service sports betting and entertainment destination. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade with a Black Clover Lounge and Topgolf Swing Suite, 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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