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Huntsville Ballet’s Nutcracker returns to the VBC Dec. 10-12

Tickets Now Available for Performances December 10-12 at the Von Braun Center

HUNTSVILLE — Tickets are now available for Huntsville Ballet’s 52nd annual production of The Nutcracker to be performed December 10-12 at the Von Braun Center’s Mark C Smith Concert Hall. Sorely missed in 2020, the production features the Company’s entire roster of professional dancers, complemented by a young cast comprised of over 80 students from Huntsville Ballet School, the official school of Huntsville Ballet.

Huntsville Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition in the Rocket City. With the exception of the 2020 season, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of performances, Huntsville Ballet’s production is enjoyed by thousands of loyal patrons annually.

“We’re extraordinarily grateful to be back on the stage for the 2021 holiday season and excited to present a classical portrayal of the characters that Huntsville, as well as the entire ballet world have grown to love,” said Phillip Otto, Artistic Director for Huntsville Ballet. “2020 wasn’t the same without Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the land of Sweets.”

Set to Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky’s iconic score, Huntsville Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker features the Balanchine-inspired choreography of Phillip Otto, digital set design by UAH, costumes by Lisa Ordway and lighting by Cynthia Meyers and Marilyn West. Highlights of the production include a magical growing Christmas tree, an onstage blizzard of white snowflakes, dancing flowers and Mother Ginger’s famous skirt.

Showtimes and Ticket Information

To purchase tickets visit www.huntsvilleballet.org/tickets or call 256-970-0917.

Showtimes are as follows: Opening Night: Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

About Huntsville Ballet

Patrons from across Alabama and the Tennessee Valley travel to Huntsville to enjoy the artistry of Huntsville Ballet’s 10 professional dancers, complemented by the work of pre-professional and junior company members and guest artists. Audiences enjoy the art of classical ballet in performances like Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird and The Sleeping Beauty as well as other dance genres featured in newer works like Stage Door Canteen and The Tumbleweed Symphony. The Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker affords students from Huntsville Ballet School the opportunity to audition and perform alongside the professional company. Huntsville Ballet’s performances and community outreach programs are designed to appeal to a broad audience and bring the art of ballet to everyone from the art lover to those new to the experience. Huntsville Ballet Company and School operate under the umbrella of Community Ballet Association, Inc., a non-profit member of the state and local Arts Councils, incorporated in 1964.

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