Salute to the Military is our annual opening night ceremony during Nutcracker that celebrates and thanks all military members and branches for their service. This moving entre into the program features the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra playing the National Anthem and a medley of all the service anthems, bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” from the second balcony, a color guard, and the introduction of our honoree of the year. Both active duty military and veterans are invited to attend at no charge, with accompanying tickets offered at 25% off.

Military tickets (plus accompanying tickets at 25% off) for Salute to the Military on the opening night of THE NUTCRACKER are available by calling the MBT studio at (703) 257-1811, by email request at, or at the Hylton Performing Arts Center box office.