Now in its 50th year, the Huntsville Ballet Company along with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra performs The Nutcracker annually at the Von Braun Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Set in the 1850’s in Huntsville, Alabama, our production of The Nutcracker has a traditional feel thanks to the Huntsville history sets and elaborate antebellum-style costumes.
Phillip Otto, Artistic Director of Huntsville Ballet Company worked closely with David Harwell, the theater program director at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, to remake the sets of the annual holiday performance to mark Community Ballet Association’s 50th year. CBA is the umbrella under which the Huntsville Ballet Company and the Huntsville Ballet School both operate. The ballet company’s seamstresses work for months on the elaborate costumes and continue to update costumes annually. Sets include include a filmy front drop that depicts the Quietdale mansion that is located in Northeast Huntsville; it’s a special drop where you can see through it, like you’re looking through the windows.
Dates/Times: Dec. 7, 7:30PM; Dec. 8, 2PM and 7:30PM; Dec. 9, 1PM and 5PM
Location: VBC’s Mark C. Smith Concert Hall (map)
Cost: Tickets $30+
More Info: Website | (256) 539-0961
Read our review of this show here.
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