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Huntsville Ballet presents “The Firebird”

April 8 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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One event on April 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM

One event on April 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM

One event on April 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM

$33 – $40

Huntsville Ballet Company returns to the VBC Concert Hall with the classic story ballet, The Firebird, for their spring performances, and have dedicated the show to the people of Ukraine and their fellow dancers at Kyiv City Ballet.

“Huntsville Ballet dedicates this production to the Ukrainian people whose heroism and love of country and fellow countrymen have been on display for the world,” said Phillip Otto, Artistic Director for Huntsville Ballet. “Our hearts go out to our fellow dancers at Kyiv City Ballet, many of whom were on tour in Paris and are now unable to travel home to their families. Others remain trapped in Ukraine, and some have taken up arms to defend their country. We plan to accept monetary donations at each production. Funds will be donated directly to the Kyiv City Ballet fundraiser dedicated to their safe shelter and eventual return home.”

About the Ballet

The Firebird is a spellbinding story of heroism, magic, and love to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Based on Russian folklore, the ballet tells the story of Prince Ivan who enters an enchanted forest to hunt. He comes upon the firebird and is so mesmerized by her beauty, he spares her life. In return, the firebird gives him one of her magical feathers. Prince Ivan uses the feather to break the spell that has kept the thirteen princesses imprisoned in the forest by the evil sorcerer, Kostcheï.

Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes premiered The Firebird in Paris in 1910. However, it was George Balanchine’s production in 1949 in collaboration with lifelong friend and composer, Igor Stravinsky, that placed The Firebird firmly at the foundation of American ballet repertoire. It featured scenery, sets, and costumes by artist, Marc Chagall and America’s first prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief as the firebird. Huntsville Ballet’s production gives center stage to principal company dancer, Abby Callahan as the firebird. “Abby was born to dance this role,” Otto said of her performance.

Along with Callahan, the production will feature the Company’s entire roster of professional dancers, complemented by a cast comprised of over 40 pre-professionals and students from Huntsville Ballet School.

Friday 4/8 @ 7:30PM
Saturday 4/9 @ 2:00PM
Saturday 4/9 @ 7:30PM
Sunday 4/10 @ 1:00PM

Ticket Prices
Orchestra: $40
Loge: $37
Balcony: $33

For details and to purchase tickets visit or call 256-970-0917


April 8
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$33 – $40
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Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Von Braun Center
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, , AL 35801 United States
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