Nut Remix Kicks Off the Holiday Season Nov. 15-17!

The Uniquely Memphis Celebration of a Holiday Classic!

Tickets available at, The Cannon Center Box Office, or by calling 1.800.745.3000

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY! (Ticket prices increase by $5 if purchased on the day of the performance.)

New Ballet’s 17th annual Nut Remix kicks off the holiday season at the Cannon Center November 15-17, presented by Nike! Every holiday season Nut Remix delights Memphis’ audiences with a modern reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker, set on Beale Street. Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Flamenco, Memphis Jookin, West African dance, and more create a magical world of movement and music that you’ll never forget!

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band play live along with Flamenco musicians and African drummers. Unless you’ve seen Nut Remix, you’ve never seen a show like this! Nut Remix tells a new story of conflict resolution, embraces a global perspective, and celebrates authentic cultural legacies from around the world. This performance is the uniquely Memphis celebration of a holiday classic! The New York Times named Nut Remix one of the three most innovative “Nutcrackers” in America! 

This year, Marquez ‘Spider’ Alexander will be starring as the Angel of Memphis, a role previously performed by New Ballet Alum Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley. Spider has mastered a rich collection of dance styles, such as Memphis Jookin’, Ballet, Crumpin’, Salsa, Poppin’, Acrobatics, and more! Spider also recently completed a 3-year reign as the King of Memphis Jookin’, and has been performing in shows and competitions worldwide! He will be performing in Nut Remix alongside 200+ cast members, 90% of whom are students artists!


Nut Remix is presented by Nike and sponsored by Edge Motor Museum and Madison Pharmacy with additional support from ArtsMemphisThe National Endowment for the Arts, and Tennessee Arts Commission.

Are you an ArtsAccess cardholder?

ArtsAccess cardholders can reserve up to 4 free tickets to New Ballet's Nut Remix by calling 901.726.9225 during business hours Mon-Thurs. The deadline to reserve tickets is Oct. 31.

You must provide your ArtsAccess card number to reserve tickets. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved tickets are guaranteed up to 20 minutes prior to showtime on the day of the performance. Present your ArtsAccess card to pick up tickets at Will Call on the day of the performance. New Ballet reserves the right to check your ID and ArtsAccess card.

ArtsAccess is available to those who are EBT cardholders, TennCare patients, Church Health patients, Military personnel and their immediate families, Seniors age 65+ on a fixed income, and individuals with disabilities. Apply for ArtsAccess at the ArtsMemphis Main Office located at 575 S Mendenhall, Memphis, TN 38117 or at any of the 18 Memphis Public Library branches located throughout Memphis and surrounding areas, to see a full list of locations visit

Nut Remix School Matinee

There will be a school show performance on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10:30am, featuring a fast-paced, condensed version of Nut Remix designed specifically for young audiences. Tickets are $6 per student and a free teacher ticket (1 teacher per 15 students), additional adults $15 per ticket. New Ballet provides pre-performance Teacher’s Guides to help educators actively engage students in each production, including information on composers and choreographers, prompts to promote critical thinking about the performance, and a range of activities to maximize students’ understanding and appreciation of the performance.

Contact Mary Golden at 901.726.9225 Ext. 222 during business hours Mon-Thurs or via email at mary [at] newballet [dot] org no later than October 10, 2019 to reserve seats for the school matinee.

Group Sales

Nut Remix welcomes youth groups and student groups to our performances.

  • Groups of 15-49 pay $15 per ticket
  • Groups of 50 or more pay $12.50 per ticket.

Those interested in reserving Group Tickets must contact Mary Golden at 901.726.9225 Ext. 222 during business hours Mon-Thurs or via email at mary [at] newballet [dot] org no later than October 31, 2019. Group tickets are available for Friday and Saturday performances only.

Student Rush Tickets

Students who present valid I.D. at the Cannon Center Box Office 90 minutes prior to the performance may purchase a seat for $12.50. All rush tickets are subject to availability; please keep in mind that the performance may sell out in advance. Seating selection is at the discretion of the box office. Call 901.726.9225 for more information about Student Rush tickets.

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