This year, Ballet Arizona presents Nutcracker Suite, a reimagined performance of the classic ballet, in a digital format over two weekends – Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.
Digital access is $20 and directly benefits Ballet Arizona, a nonprofit arts organization and the only professional ballet company in the Valley.
Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker is a tradition that was named one of the top three Nutcracker performances in the country by The New York Times. Filmed in Ballet Arizona’s in-house Dorrance Theatre, 2020’s abridged digital Nutcracker Suite features favorite highlights from the wintry forest of the Snow Queen and King to the beautiful Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Exclusively available to stream online, this version includes the traditional dancing as well as some exciting bonus content like dancer interviews and behind-the-scenes segments.
For the first time, Nutcracker Suite will be available in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version features exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at Nutcracker Suite, in addition to Spanish translations of bonus content.
In addition to online access to the virtual performance, Capture the Magic at Home packages bring elements of the stage performance to your home. Curbside pickup of package goodies is available on Dec. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Dec. 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ballet Arizona’s inaugural online Nutcracker Boutique is open. The boutique features select special wooden nutcrackers, nutcracker ornaments and other holiday ornaments. Items ordered from the boutique will be available for pickup curbside at Ballet Arizona on Dec. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Dec. 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dec. 12 and Dec. 19
For more information and tickets, visit balletaz.org.