Nutcracker Ballet - Tucson (AZ)

Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:00 pm
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Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season Tucson!

Announcing tickets on sale for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Tucson at Centennial Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, December 12 and 13, 7:00pm.

Direct from Russia to Tucson, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Tucson audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Tucson.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Tucson start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Arizona Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to

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

Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Mariia Skoruk will conduct auditions Sat., Oct. 1, 12:15 Moscow Ballet’s local Host Dance Studio Flor de Liz Dance, 318 W. Ft. Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85705 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 has brought thousands of 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.Sign up to audition today at . The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker December 12 and 13 at Centennial Hall. Performance tickets are at

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 Tuesday, December 13 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.