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Phoenix Ballet Nutcracker Coming to the Orpheum + Coupon Code for 50% Off

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This week I had the opportunity to preview the Phoenix Ballet’s Nutcracker, which will be performed December 9-11 and December 22-24 at the beautiful Orpheum theater in downtown Phoenix. I must admit, I was not familiar with Phoenix Ballet, as my Nutcracker outings have always been to see that “other” Nutcracker at Symphony Hall. Let me tell you, I thought it was fab. Plus, it’s not every day you get to hang with Herr Drosselmeyer.


The Phoenix Ballet Nutcracker, under the direction of Slawomir Wozniak will be performed by both professional dancers and students of the Master Ballet Academy, which I learned is one of the premier dance academies in the country, located in Scottsdale. The preview was simply beautiful (I may have even gotten a little teary), and I am looking forward to taking my kids to the performance next weekend. If you’re going to go, you should know that the first weekend’s shows will be accompanied by live music from the Phoenix Symphony.

It was so impressive to see the talent of both the professionals and the young students, who despite their age, have achieved some pretty big success. I spoke after the preview with Elizabeth Gay, the mother of 12-year old Avery Gay, who has been on the TV shows Little Big Shots (my kids love that show — especially Steve Harvey’s expressions, which they enjoy freezing with the pause button, resulting in huge belly laughs) and So You Think You Can Dance. Elizabeth explained that her daughter practices up to 7 hours a day, most days of the week — yes, she is home schooled, so that her schedule lets her log more time in the studio. And judging from her Instagram following (over 60K!), she has a pretty impressive fan base.

Last year, Phoenix Ballet sold out all Nutcracker performances, so get your tickets now! Tickets can be purchased at phoenix-ballet.orgTo save 50% off all tickets (excludes price level 4, valid on adult tickets only) Fun Finds For Mom readers can use the code Coupon Code FRIENDS after selecting seats. Once coupon code is entered, use drop down to select 50% each ticket.

Posted Friday, December 2, 2016 in Kids