Nutcracker Ballet - Phoenix (AZ)

Performances
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Comerica Theatre
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:00 pm
*** Moscow Ballet discounts /codes do not apply to this performance.***

Tickets on Sale soon for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season!

Tickets on sale soon for Moscow Ballet's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'!

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden.

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Phoenix!

The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec. 22 at the Comerica Theatre.  Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk  will conduct auditions Monday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. at Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio West Valley Conservatory of Ballet, 13945 W. Grand Ave. Suite 104, Surprise AZ, for dance students from the area. Student dancers, boys and girls, ages 7 to 17 years, and who have at least one year of ballet training, may audition for ancillary roles such as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels and more. The auditions are free, there may be a casting fee.  Moscow Ballet’s Dance with Us” program brings 6000 student dancers on stage to perform in a professional environment annually for 24 years – a once in a lifetime experience for many children! “It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers.” Calgary Herald, Stephan Bonfield, 2014.Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions . Performance tickets are at www.nutcracker.com.

West Valley Conservatory of Ballet , a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization,  strives to provide the community with  the best classical ballet training in the West Valley.  Faculty consists of classically trained individuals who are dedicated to inspiring all students to become not only accomplished dancers, but also to be healthy productive members of society. The Performance Company provides shows to local retirement communities, woman’s shelters, and local schools. In doing this we hope to provide an education to the arts and enrich the community culturally. Finally we provide scholarships to students who wish to attend summer intensive programs at well-known schools across the country. This gives the students an opportunity to experience the dance world at a larger scale.  The West Valley Conservatory of Ballet is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Surprise Community Outreach Program, West Valley Arts Council, and Toyota Proving Grounds.

About the Theater

Comerica Theatre was originally named the Dodge Theatre. It took 15 months to complete with a grand opening in April 2002. Harry Connick Jr. was the first to play the venue closely followed by four sold out shows with Jerry Seinfeld. Tradition continues with Moscow Ballet's great "Russian Nutcracker" every December with beautiful costumes and a cast direct from Russia.

From music to comedy to boxing, Comerica Theatre has been the home to many artists over the years as well as over 2M guests through its doors. Comerica Theatre will continue to entertain many more throughout the years.