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Huntsville Ballet’s 60th Season continues with The Nutcracker performed with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

HUNTSVILLE — This year marks the 55th presentation of Huntsville Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, and once again, Tchaikovsky’s timeless score will be performed by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. The production, featuring Huntsville Ballet Company’s entire roster of professional dancers, complemented by a cast of over 80 students from Huntsville Ballet School, will bring to life the treasured story of Clara and her Nutcracker prince. Together they defeat the Mouse King and his army and travel through dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets where they are entertained by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her court of magical characters.

“We are extraordinarily grateful to be able to perform The Nutcracker with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. There’s something special about performing with a live orchestra. The audience can feel the energy,” said Huntsville Ballet’s Artistic Director, Phillip Otto. Huntsville Ballet’s opening performance of the season featured live musical accompaniment as will their presentation of Swan Lake, Acts II & IV in April.

Special Events & Performances

The Huntsville Ballet Guild will host the 12th annual Nutcracker Ball on Dec 1st at 6:30pm at the Stone Event Center on Campus No. 805. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/NutcrackerBall.

Showtimes and Ticket Information

  • Friday, December 8 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 9 – 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 10 – 1:00pm

To purchase tickets, visit www.huntsvilleballet.org/tickets or call 256.539.0961, or by email at companymanager@huntsvilleballet.org.

About Huntsville Ballet

Patrons from across Alabama and the Tennessee Valley travel to Huntsville to enjoy the artistry of Huntsville Ballet’s thirteen professional dancers, complemented by the work of pre-professional and junior company members and guest artists. In addition to The Nutcracker, audiences enjoy the art of classical ballet in performances such as Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird, and The Sleeping Beauty, as well as other dance genres featured in newer works such as Stage Door Canteen and The Tumbleweed Suite. Huntsville 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 ballet lover to those new to the experience. Huntsville Ballet Company and School operate under the umbrella of Community Ballet Association, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit member of the state and local Arts Councils.

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