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Beau Rivage Hosts the Nutcracker Presented by The Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre

Timeless classic features "Black Swan" dancing double star Sarah Lane

BILOXI, Miss. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is proud to partner with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre for its eighth annual presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet. E.T.A. Hoffmann’s timeless classic will grace the Beau Rivage Theatre stage for two shows, Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 3 at 3:00 p.m.
 
Choreographer Stanislav Ivanov will bring this holiday fairytale to life with stunning sets, vibrant costumes, dramatic lighting and world-renowned professional dancers Joseph Gatti and Sarah Lane.
 
Recipient of the Princess Grace Award in 2007 and Leonore Annenberg Fellowship
in the Arts in 2008, Lane is most recently recognized as the dancing double for Natalie Portman in Fox Searchlight Pictures' feature film Black Swan.
 
Joseph Gatti began his dance career at the Orlando Ballet School and in 2003 won the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition in New York, where he received the Gold Medal and a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. The former dancer for Cincinnati Ballet, Boston Ballet and principal dancer for Corella Ballet, in 2005 Gatti was the first American Male Dancer to ever win the prestigious Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition.
 
The 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre Nutcracker performance features Sayat Asatryan, principal ballet dancer with the Moscow Kremlin Ballet and Guest Artist with Bolshoi Ballet. Asatryan 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.
 
ABOUT BEAU RIVAGE
Located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi, MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino was named one of 2017’s top 10 “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living. The AAA Four Diamond resort features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, four nightclubs and bars, a 85,000-square-foot gaming area, a 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 www.beaurivage.com.
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CONTACT: Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts International, 228-386-7134, mspain@mgmresorts.com

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