Time: December 7, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Von Braun Center Concert Hall
Street: 700 Monroe St SW
City/Town: Huntsville, AL 35801
Website or Map: http://huntsvilleballet.org
Event Type: ballet, performance, nutcracker
Organized By: Huntsville Ballet
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2018
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.
Tchaikovsky's score is brought to life as the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra performs live for each performance with Huntsville Ballet Company.