Ballet Arizona is about to make The Nutcracker even more magical for a few lucky children, offering the chance to win one of five once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to be part of the magic on stage and behind the scenes – a walk-on role in the production that The New York Times named among the top three in in the country. 

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker includes a cast of more 150 youth dancers who auditioned for the opportunity to join the professional dancers in this acclaimed production. The children whose names are drawn to win this special cast experience will perform alongside this cast as a Toy Soldier, ushering onto the stage the cannon that is part of the epic battle between the Nutcracker’s toy soldier army and the Mouse King’s minions.

In addition to his or her onstage debut, the winner will receive two free tickets to the same performance of The Nutcracker and an opportunity to be behind-the-scenes during part of the performance, watching part of the production from wings of Symphony Hall.

The Nutcracker is a holiday tale of childhood wonder and imagination. We want to provide the opportunity for a child to have that experience in real life,” said Samantha Turner, executive director at Ballet Arizona. “We are thrilled to offer this walk-on role and cast experience to the general public for the first time in our history. It will surely be a memorable moment for our cast and the lucky winners.” 

Entrants should be willing to perform onstage, between the ages of 7 and 13, and a height between 4’5” and 5’0”. All other details and performance parameters are available at Giveaway rules are available at

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