Nutcracker Ballet - Phoenix (AZ)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS STREAM
Get your digital ticket for Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Christmas Stream
Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Streaming in Phoenix this Christmas

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream

Go back to a simpler time and celebrate this Christmas tradition with the whole family! See Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker from the best seat in the house; your living room! Take this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit Holiday tradition in this ground-breaking debut. Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made. Hear it first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. See the full performance as captured on stage plus an up close look at the behind-the-scenes action. Make this Christmas special; don’t miss this celebration!

Moscow Ballet’s Usual Venue In Phoenix: Arizona Federal Theatre

This year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is streaming in Phoenix, directly to your living room! In a regular year Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is performed at Arizona Federal Theatre. Renamed from the Comerica Theatre in December 2019, this is a 5,000 seat entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The unique design of Arizona Federal 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.

Past Phoenix Ballet Partnership: Heart and Sole Performing Arts

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Phoenix children from Heart and Sole Performing Arts. 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.