Nutcracker Ballet - Tucson (AZ)

Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker coming to Tucson at Centennial Hall at University of Arizona on December 22 ~ Tickets On Sale Now.

The one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Tucson  on Friday, December 22, 3:00 pm matinee, and 7:30 pm at Centennial Hall at University of Arizona.

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.

Tickets start at $28.00. Platinum Experience tickets feature artist Meet N Greet and branded gift items; Gold Circle Gift Packages include branded gift items. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Active and Inactive Armed Services, and Motorclub members are available from .  Single tickets in Tucson are available April 17 at or call  Ticketmaster 800-745-3000. 

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

At Flor de Liz Dance the studio embrace’s the individuality each dance student brings to its classes. They believe in earning the respect and support of the students. The dance students work towards developing sound technique, versatility, poise, discipline, and self-expression in the various dance disciplines: ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop/jazz, and tap. The culmination of this hard work in class is showcased by two annual performances: a Winter and Spring Showcase. The Winter showcase is held in the Stevie Eller Dance Theater at the University of Arizona and the Spring Showcase is held in the Proscenium Theatre at Pima Community College. This is a great performance experience for the dancers, and  the camaraderie shared by the dancers and parents make these events unforgettable. Accomplished artists and professionals in the field of dance teach the classes and this studio offers Tucson residents a friendly, professional alternative to competition schools.

Tucson’s Sophia Rightmer accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance at Centennial Hall

Tucson The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for his or her proven expertise and has the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at

Sophia Rightmer has been studying cello for ten years. She is currently under the instruction of Mary Beth Tyndall, a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and recipient of the Outstanding Studio Teacher Award. As she has studied, Sophia has placed in several competitions such as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, Tucson Civic Orchestra Young Artist Competition, Tucson Philharmonia Orchestra Scholarship Competition and the Rocky Ridge Concerto Competition. Currently a student at University High School, Sophia is a member of the school’s top chamber group. She serves as assistant principal of the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, and participates in Tucson Junior Strings and the Young Composer’s Project. 

About Centennial Hall

A historic landmark, the University of Arizona’s “Main Auditorium” was built in 1937. It has played host to many of the greatest performing artists of the past century.

Renovated and renamed in 1985, Centennial Hall has a capacity of 2,526. It is located just inside the University’s Main Gate near the intersection of East University Boulevard and North Park Avenue.