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The Nutcracker

PRESS RELEASE

September 3, 2013

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CELEBRITY DANCERS, LIVE MUSIC COMPOUND THE FUN AT DANCING IN THE STREETS’
ANNUAL NUTCRACKER PRODUCTION

Tucson, AZ (September 3, 2013) — On Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, Dancing in the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) will present a boldly re-envisioned version of The Nutcracker ballet set to live music provided by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson. Saturday’s performance is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Sunday matinee is scheduled for 3:00 o’clock. Both performances will take place at the Historic Fox Theatre at 17 West Congress Street in Tucson. Tickets, which are available through the Fox box office, start at $13.

Given the lush and familiar Tchaikovsky score, the magnificent and humorous classical choreography, the thrill of witnessing the wonderful talent of our community’s young dancers, and the intimacy of the historic Fox Theatre, the DITSAZ production promises to provide outstanding entertainment for children and theatre-goers of all ages. Back by popular demand will be Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and his wife, Karen, who will perform alongside other community leaders whose identities are still a surprise.

This ballet has become an new annual tradition for many of our South Tucson families,” said Founder/Artistic Director Joseph Rodgers “Our cast is the most diverse group of dancers in all of greater Tucson,” Time after time, children of all ages are delighted by the danced version of the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann tale, featuring the magical toymaker Herr Drosselmeier, Claire, her beloved Nutcracker Prince, twirling Snowflakes, and battling mice. It’s an adventure not to be missed! The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance.

  • Who: Dancing in the Streets Arizona and The Civic Orchestra of Tucson
  • What: The 2013 The Nutcracker ballet performance
  • When: Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15, 2013
  • Where: Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Time: Saturday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 3:00pm
  • Ticket Prices: Start at $13.00

Info and Ticket Sales: Call the box office: (520) 547-3040 Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Weekends — 2 hours prior to each performance.
For additional Dancing in the Streets info call (520) 867-8489 or (520) 298-7738 or visit www.ditsaz.org.

Joseph Rodgers, and Soleste Lupu, Artistic Directors
Dancing in the Streets Arizona

2013 Nutcracker Information

Students wishing to participate in this year’s Nutcracker must complete the 2013 Nutcracker Audition Packet.
This is required for Ballet I and up. Pre-Ballet students do not need to complete the packet.

For additional info call (520) 867-8489 or (520) 298-7738.

2012 Nutcracker Post Card

Nutcracker News

It’s Time for Tucson’s Annual Magical and Musical Ballet Adventure! Dancing in the Streets Full-Scale Production of the Nutcracker at Historic Fox Theatre Featuring live music provided by Civic Orchestra of Tucson.

Tucson, AZ (August 2012) — On Saturday, December 22, and Sunday, December 23, Dancing in the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) will present the annual holiday favorite of the Nutcracker with showers of shimmering snow, special guests including Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, David Fitzsimmons, and more, surprise appearances. The Historic Fox Theatre glistening with light and merriment promise this year’s production to be the best one ever! Saturdays Performance is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 Sundays Performance is scheduled for 3:00pm at the Historic Fox Theatre.

Who: Dancing in the Streets Arizona and The Civic Orchestra of Tucson
What: The 2012 The Nutcracker ballet performance
When: Saturday, December 22, and Sunday, December 23, 2012
Where: Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Time: Saturday, December 22 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 3:00pm
Ticket Prices: Start at $13.00
Info and Ticket Sales: Call the box office: (520) 547-3040 Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weekends — 2 hours prior to each performance.


2011 Nutcracker

On Sunday, December 18, Dancing in the Streets Arizona (DITSAZ) will present a holiday favorite with a local twist as students, parents and guest artists perform “El Cascanueses,” an adaptation of the ever-popular Nutcracker ballet. The performance will feature live accompaniment by The Civic Orchestra of Tucson

  • When: Sunday, December 18th, 2011, 300 p.m.
  • Where: Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Tickets: Ticket prices start at $13.00.
  • Gold Level Tickets are $50.00 and include a Pre-Performance Concert with Gabriel Ayala at 2:00pm. Seating is in the 1st 4 rows, and a light lunch at 1:30pm in the Founders Lounge at the Fox Theater is provided.

  • Info and Ticket Sales: Call the box office:
    (520) 547-3040 Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Weekends — 2 hours prior to each performance. For additional Dancing in the Streets info call (520) 867-8489 or (520) 298- 7738

Read the full Nutcracker 2011 Press Release for more details…

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