Celebrate Christmas Eve with Ballet Tucson’s Nutcracker

December 14, 2011

Christmas means the Tchaikovsky ballet “The Nutcracker,” and Ballet Tucson will serve up its annual “Nutcracker” on December 22-24 at the Tucson Music Hall.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on December 22, 3 and 7:30 p.m. on December 23 and 3 p.m. on December 24.

Megan Terry as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Stuart Lauer as Her Cavalier. Photo by Ed Flores.

“The Nutcracker” story is set on Christmas Eve, when Clara receives an unusual gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer.  Magically, the Nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince and takes her on a fantastical journey in a single night.

They battle giant mice, travel through a land of swirling snowflakes, and visit a spectacular kingdom with confections of every kind – bonbons, candy canes, marzipan, Spanish chocolate, Arabian coffee, and Chinese tea.

Set in the traditional Victorian era, Ballet Tucson’s larger than life production of  “The Nutcracker” is like no other.  Whether you are enjoying it as a family tradition or discovering it for the first time, the magic will resonate long after the curtain comes down.  Colorful scenery, brilliant costumes, and wonderful dancing create an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Ballet Tucson’s production of  “The Nutcracker” was voted Best Dance Production in Tucson Weekly’s “Best of Tucson” 5 years in a row. Ballet Tucson has staged “The Nutcracker” for 15 years, the last couple at the Tucson Music Hall.

Don’t miss the holiday classic that has been dazzling and capturing the imagination of Tucson audiences for 15 years!

General admission tickets range from $25 to $54. Students, children and seniors are $20 to $44. Group of 10 or more are $15 to $27.

Tickets available through Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office (260 S. Church Ave.) or through Ticketmaster.com, or Ticketmaster Outlets.