Nutcracker Ballet - Phoenix (AZ)

*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
Comerica Theatre
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
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*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
T: 602.379.2888

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Phoenix, AZ on December 14th, 2017, 7:00PM at the Comerica Theatre

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Phoenix, AZ on December 14th, 2017, 7:00PM at the Comerica Theatre. Tickets on sale now!

All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score.

For twenty-five years Moscow Ballet has been consistently embraced by audiences and the press on their North American tours. “The Russians remain the principal keepers of the classical ballet tradition.” Eric Harrison, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 2016.The Principal Dancers receive accolades, “Danced exquisitely by...Ekaterina Bortiakova, her technical prowess, especially in her footwork and turns, coupled with an endearing smile and girlish innocence, was…truly great," from Cleveland Plain Dealer 2014. Canada’s Stephan Bonfield, with the Calgary Herald, writes, “Great Russian Nutcracker …resplendently detailed, colourful production…technically supreme dancing, dazzling moments, authentically opulent and beautifully detailed costumes.” The New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, 2010, sums it up, “The Russian ballet style is expansive… elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.”

Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2017 Phoenix Performances!

Heart and Sole Performing Arts is located in the beautiful cities of Avondale and Surprise, AZ and owned by John and Jolena Payan. Its mission is to create an atmosphere of passion, discipline and respect for the art of dance. Children who discover and develop their artistic voice early on, build self confidence that carries over into their academic and social lives. The school wants children to walk away from every class feeling happy with their accomplishments and the work it took to get there.  In each class instructors strive to give children the encouragement and direction they need to excel.

Heart and Sole Performing Arts is committed to using music, costuming and dance movements that are age appropriate and family friendly. In the coming years, instructors hope to culturally enrich and be an active part of the communities they serve. Conversely, it is important for students to experience dance beyond the schools’ walls through various performance opportunities, master classes and touring companies such as Moscow Ballet. Lastly, Heart and Sole Performing Arts believes that dance is a family affair, and students of all ages and abilities are welcome.

About the Comerica Theatre

Comerica Theatre  is a 5,000 seat entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The unique design of Comerica Theatre has changed the way people think about live entertainment, as it marries the classic theatre style with the pulsating excitement of modern arena technologies. The theatre's state-of-the art music & sound systems are perfect for concerts, comedy performances as well as theatre and family friendly shows.

In December 2002 the Radio City Rockettes debuted in Arizona for 38 performances, bringing over 100,000 guests to downtown Phoenix. Other highlights include the filming of the comedy movie "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie." George Lopez filmed his HBO special, "America's Mexican" live from the theatre. Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes to Jail" debuted here in Phoenix in January 2005.  Tradition continues with Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker every December with beautiful costumes and a cast company direct from Russia.