Ballet AZ Blog

4 July 2019

It’s Nutcracker In July

Don’t wait until December to get your Nutcracker fix! It’s time for Ballet Arizona’s once-a-season sale for all performances of The Nutcracker. Yes,  you read that right, ALL PERFORMANCES… cue Mother Ginger doing a celebratory dance!

Mother Ginger
Mother Ginger in Ballet Arizona’s production of The Nutcracker. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

So here is everything you need to know:

  • This season’s performances of The Nutcracker are at Symphony Hall in Downtown Phoenix from December 13th – 24th.
  • The sale runs from Monday, July 8th through Wednesday, July 31st and is only valid on full price tickets.
  • To purchase tickets, contact our Box Office at 602.381.1096. They are open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5:30pm. Don’t want to call? Visit our website at
  • Bringing little kiddos? We have you covered with Family Fun Nights! On the evening performances of December 13th & 15th and the matinee performance of December 23rd we will have activities throughout our Symphony Hall’s lobby including face-painting and a mini ballet class.
  • You can upgrade your entire Nutcracker experience with our Capture the Magic VIP Package! From early admission into the theatre and hot chocolate, to a pair of ballerina pointe shoes and a complimentary parking pass, you won’t want to miss out on this Golden Ticket VIP access to The Nutcracker.
Snowflakes. Ballet Arizona. The Nutcracker. Ib Andersen
Snowflakes in Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker. Choreography by Ib Andersen. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

Why you need to go to Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker?

  1. In 2006, Ib Andersen created a $1.8 million production of The Nutcracker specifically for Ballet Arizona. Former New York Times chief dance critic, Alastair Macaulay, rated our Nutcracker among the Top 3 in the nation!
  2. More than 100,000 Austrian Swarovski crystals were used to create the sparkling snow scene.
  3. 260 costumes, designed by Fabio Toblini, were made for the production in 17 costume shops across America. They used more than 6,500 yards of fabric and 10,000 yards of trim and lace. That’s nearly 10 miles of material!
  4. It takes 5 backstage crew to push the over 12 foot Mother Ginger and all of her bon bons onto the stage.
  5. It’s magic from start to finish and a memory you and your family with never forget!
Mimi Tompkins and Ethan Prince
Mimi Tompkins and Ethan Prince in “The Nutcracker.” Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

Click here to learn more about The Nutcracker and the rest of Ballet Arizona’s 2019-2020 season performances!

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