Russian nutcrackers indeed. You can imagine the muscles those prima ballerinas develop. Probably what the Russian vixen Onatopp studied before she played nutcracker on James Bond in Goldeneye, while the rest of her troupe went on to form the more family-friendly Moscow Ballet Touring Company in 1993. Since then the company has doubled in size, adding other classic performances to their roster, but their official rendition of Tchaikovsky's classic Great Russian Nutcracker remains the most beloved, selling out venues all over the world. Choreographer Emelianov has incorporated a unique contemporary twist in Act II in which a dove leads Masha and the Nutcracker Prince into a land where there are no wars or suffering and all creatures live in harmony. Whether a child's dream or a spiked eggnog-induced trip, it sounds like a good holiday destination to me. See the Great Russian Nutcracker this weekend at the Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Thu., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 17, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 18, 1 & 5 p.m., 2007