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New Huntsville Ballet show “Peter and the Wolf” a family-friendly favorite

New Huntsville Ballet show “Peter and the Wolf” a family-friendly favorite

  • Shows are April 16-18, 2021
  • At the newly renovated Dream Theater in Huntsville
  • Tickets on sale now at

At their first live public performance in many months, Huntsville Ballet Company is planning to make up for lost time. Their new production of Peter and the Wolf will be available to the public live and in-person again, as well as an encore performance of Big Spring Dreams. Also performed will be the world-famous Act II pas de deux from Don Quixote choreographed by Marius Petipa. The show is scheduled for April 16-18 at the Dream Theater located at the Rock Family Worship Center in Huntsville.

PLUS – RCM Readers will get a special 10% off ticket discount! Find that coupon code at the bottom of this article.

duck costume for peter and the wolf
Sneak peek at costumes in “Peter and the Wolf”!

“This will be our second return to the stage since the pandemic forced us to cancel our season,” said Phillip Otto, Artistic Director for the Huntsville Ballet Company. “Our dancers are excited to be performing on stage again even with masks and for a smaller audience due to social distancing requirements.”

All seats will be socially distanced and masks will be required at the show. This performance serves as a fundraiser to help “Bridge the Ballet” through the pandemic and on to a brighter future.

Kids Will Love Peter and the Wolf

This show is a captivating story ballet set to the well-known classical music of Sergei Prokofiev. Prokofiev composed Peter and the Wolf in 1936 to introduce children to the different instruments in the orchestra.

“I have always wanted to choreograph a production of Peter and the Wolf, which is a family-oriented ballet great for children of all ages,” Otto said.

two ballet dancers rehearse scenes from a show
Huntsville Ballet dancers rehearse “Peter and the Wolf”

The Huntsville Ballet has built a reputation for beautifully choreographed and professional performances by a team of elite dancers. “Our goal is to entertain our audiences and bring the art of dance to life,” Otto said. “New sets are being designed and built by local lighting/scenic designer Cynthia Meyer who I have enjoyed working with for the past 12 years. She is a true artist in every sense of the word and adds a magical touch to our performances.”

There will also be an encore performance of Big Spring Dreams, a collection of vignettes of human emotion: love, inspiration, happiness, and hope, dedicated to the city of Huntsville. Big Spring Dreams features choreography by Huntsville Ballet School’s own Gina Guerrera as well as choreography by HBC alum, Desmond Nunn who is currently performing in the first national tour of Hamilton: An American Musical.

Peter & Wolf Performed by Huntsville Ballet

When: April 16 -18, 2021
Fri April 16 at 7:00pm
Sat April 17 at 2:00pm
Sat April 17 at 7:00pm
Sun April 18 at 3:00pm
Where: The Dream Theater at the Rock Family Worship Center, 3401 Holmes Ave, Huntsville (map)
Cost: $35 each, parking is FREE | Get Tickets online
RCM Readers can receive a special 10% off ticket discount by entering the coupon code “bridge10” at online checkout!
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