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SWBT Presents: The Nutcracker


The Southwest Ballet Theatre is excited to bring you their 5th annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s full-length ballet, The Nutcracker, under the artistic direction of Melissa Zervas Hahne, with choreography and staging by Daniel Baudendistel. 

Will call opens an hour before performance time and the house opens 30 minutes before the performance. Online ticket sales end 12 hours prior to show time, however tickets are available for purchase at the door. 

Teacher and Student Discounts

TEACHERS: Use code FRIENDS2019 and receive up to 2 tickets at the special price of $18 each. Must bring ID to Will Call to claim reduced-price tickets. 

EMCC STUDENTS: Enjoy FREE admission! EMCC Students must reserve tickets online AND bring Student ID to Will Call. Students without ID will be expected to pay General Admission for entry. Unreserved EMCC Tickets will not be available at the door. 

STUDENTS 18 AND UNDER: Bring your friends! Purchase as a group of 10 or more and pay $14/ticket by using student bulk discount code NUTCRACKER19. Minimum 10 tickets must be purchased, students must be ages 18 or under.

Southwest Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Other support for The Nutcracker comes from Palm Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Thanks to support from Empire Southwest and Dunn Orthodontics, Southwest Ballet Theatre has given 130 opening-night tickets to children and adults through local West Valley charities. These attendees will also receive gift bags to commemorate this special Community Night event.