Why See Huntsville Ballet Company: The Nutcracker?
Huntsville's Nutcracker returns!
Join artistic director Phillip Otto a cast of Huntsville Ballet School students as they recreate the magic of The Nutcracker in this much-celebrated annual community production, now celebrating over 45 years of Holiday magic!
The story of The Nutcracker was originally written by E.T.A. Hoffmann however the beautiful score which accompanies this world-famous ballet was created by Tchaikovsky and received its debut over 100 years ago in 1892. A evening spent at a performance of this enchanting Holiday classic by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family!
What is The Nutcracker about?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.
Opening night: 7 December 2018
Suitable for audiences of all ages
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