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Huntsville Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Returns to the Stage

Huntsville Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Returns to the Stage

  • Live performances back for 2021!
  • December 10-12 at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
  • Reserve your seat at

Make lasting holiday memories with this production of The Nutcracker performed by the Huntsville Ballet Company. Since its world premiere on December 6, 1892 at St. Petersburg’s Maryinsky Theater, The Nutcracker has become a beloved holiday tradition worldwide. The story of Clara and her Nutcracker prince as we know it today was adapted by Alexander Dumas from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The ballet was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. Since then, choreographers around the world have given it their own interpretations. Still, the timeless joy of the story endures, and Huntsville Ballet brings it to life on stage in the Rocket City!

A familiar story…

The story begins at a family party at the Stahlbaum home on Christmas Eve. Little Clara Stahlbaum receives a gift from her magical and mysterious godfather, Uncle Drosselmeyer. It is a nutcracker dressed as a soldier. Clara’s brother, Fritz, is jealous of the nutcracker and breaks the toy in anger. The nutcracker comes to life in Clara’s dreams that night. He battles the wicked mice who try to steal the children’s Christmas toys. The nutcracker takes Clara on an enchanted journey through the Kingdom of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Huntsville Ballet
The Huntsville Ballet Company looks forward to the return of their collaboration with The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in 2022.

This stunning show has been a Huntsville holiday tradition for over 50 years. If you haven’t already, make it a an annual outing for your family!

The Nutcracker’s Sweet Seat Option

There’s even a special Sweet Seat option that will give kids an up-close encounter with characters from The Nutcracker. These special VIP seats include gifts from the Sugar Plum Fairy, photos with the cast, and even their very own Nutcracker doll to take home! Sweet Seats will only be available until Dec. 6 – please call the office to reserve yours at 256-539-0961.

Huntsville Ballet Presents The Nutcracker 2021

Friday 12/10 @ 7:30PM
Saturday 12/11 @ 2:00PM
Saturday 12/11 @ 7:30PM
Sunday 12/12 @ 1:00PM

Huntsville Ballet will also present a special performance of The Nutcracker on Military Night on Thursday, December 9, a tradition the community has come to cherish deeply. Call the office to reserve your Military Night seat at 256-539-0961.

Where: Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at the VBC (map)

Cost: $40, Orchestra | $37, Loge | $33 Balcony
Purchase your tickets in advance online HERE!

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Huntsville Ballet Website | Facebook Page


Win Tickets!

Your family can enjoy a 50 year tradition in Huntsville at this amazing performance on Saturday, Dec. 11th at 2:00 PM. Enter to win these special seats inside the box below – we’ll announce the winner Wednesday, Dec, 8th at 5PM!

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  • Going to see the Nutcracker is a tradition in my family. This year is the first time I will take my 3 year old daughter to see it. She is obsessed with the sugar plum fairy, and wants to be in the show herself when she’s grown.

  • It’s been so long since I’ve seen the nutcracker in real life. I love it all ballet is such a beautiful way of dance.

  • I’ve actually never seen it! I would love for this to be my first time experiencing it.

  • I love the scene where the children pop out from under their mother’s dress. So much fun.

  • When my daughter was 4 she was in a Nutcracker performance as a mouse. To me she was the cutest thing ever. So we love seeing the move come and dance on stage because her days in ballet have passed because she doesnt like tights. Hahaha

  • My four-year-old would love this! Last year we went to supper with Santa at Earlyworks and the nutcracker did a demo and she fell in love!!!

    • I have never seen this live. If I went I would probably take my sisters and mother.

  • I’ve actually never seen it before! I would love to see it for the first time with my 8- and 10-year-old daughters.

  • We have not gone to see the Nutcracker in a few years and would love to take my daughter again and to friends to share in the special evening.

  • I haven’t been but I hope to be able to take my family! My girls would love to go.

  • I have never seen this live. If I went I would probably take my sisters and mother.

  • We have seen this Nutcracker in previous years and enjoyed it very much. We’ve just moved back and would love to revisit some good memories.

  • I haven’t taken my boys but this would be the perfect opportunity if I win tickets. I am a fan of it all since I was a little girl. 💗

  • Have always Loved Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker. Was in it as a child and really fell in love with it. Huntsville Ballet is amazing!

  • It’s been years since I’ve seen the Nutcracker- probably when I was a little girl and danced in it. My own daughter is taking ballet and I think she would love to see it.

  • We would love to take our family to the Nutcracker this year! My daughter loves ballet and my son really enjoys the instrumental music. It’s always a great Christmas tradition.

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