the original and the best
One of only a handful of companies licensed to perform the legendary balletmaster George Balanchine's treasured version of The Nutcracker, Alabama Ballet will illuminate BJCC Concert Hall once more this Christmas in this dazzling feat of holiday entertainment. Presenting the beloved story in all its glory, join the company for a breathtaking journey into this enchanting classic, with battling mice Kings, blustering blizzards, and impeccable choreography set to Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score, making for a spectacular that will delight the whole family
What is the story?
Balanchine's revamped story follows heroine Marie Stahlbaum on Christmas eve. At her family's Yuletide celebrations, Marie is gifted a special toy nutcracker by her enigmatic uncle Herr Drosselmeier. After the party, at the stroke of midnight, the gift comes to life and Marie and her Nutcracker prince are transported to the realm of the Sugar Plum fairy and the fearsome Mouse King...