If you’re looking for something magical to experience in Tucson during the holiday season, you may want to consider attending Ballet Tucson’s performance of The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is a ballet that originated in 1892. It has taken on a life of its own, performed by different ballet companies all over the world. Tucsonans can also experience The Nutcracker, thanks to local ballet companies like Ballet Tucson. The dancers do an excellent job of bringing The Nutcracker to life and it ranks up there as one of my favorite performances. I received two complimentary tickets from Ballet Tucson in exchange for a review. However, as always, all opinions are my own. I’ve been a fan of the Nutcracker ever since I was a little girl.
Ballet Tucson presents the Nutcracker
Ballet Tucson’s performance of The Nutcracker is a special treat for those of us who live in Tucson or its surrounding areas. I’ve seen The Nutcracker performed by ballet companies in Phoenix and San Francisco, and Ballet Tucson definitely ranks up there as one of my favorite ballet companies. This is the second year I’ve seen it, and it’s become an annual tradition for me and my husband. The performers are all extremely graceful, as they dance to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Also, the core of The Nutcracker remains the same over the years, but the performances are slightly different from year to year.
Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Snow Queen, and the Nutcracker all come to life on stage. The costumes are absolutely beautiful. And the sets range from “snow” falling during the Land of Snow to whimsical during the Kingdom of the Sweets. One of my favorite aspects of The Nutcracker is that children also get to play part in the performances. If you love performing arts, you’ll definitely want to see it. The performances occur in one weekend, and at the time of publishing this article, there is still one performance left: December 24th at 1 pm. If you’re looking for something special to celebrate the holiday season in Tucson, then Ballet Tucson’s The Nutcracker is one to experience.
Also, if you enjoy Ballet Tucson’s The Nutcracker, then you may also enjoy its other performances. I’ve also attended Dance & Dessert and I really enjoyed it!
In the meantime, Happy Holidays from me and my family, to you and yours 🙂