This charming theater staged ideologically correct musicals, mocking the aristocracy and the consumer class, for decades after its founding in 1927, but over the years it gradually shed most of them from its repertoire. Today, the theater mostly sticks to classics and accessible musicals, such as The Merry Widow and My Fair Lady, but also features new Russian operettas. Performances are in Russian, but if the fare is familiar it's well worth a visit -- the performers are quite strong.