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Thank you, Birmingham, for your overwhelming support of The Nutcracker!

We look forward to sharing The Nutcracker with you again on the weekend of November 29 - December 1, 2019.
Tickets on sale in July.

The Nutcracker

Celebrate the Holidays with Birmingham Ballet’s The Nutcracker - a Magic City Holiday Tradition! Set in the ambiance of the Historic Alabama Theatre… this production features elaborate costumes and sets along with the ambience of the "Showplace of the South" all dressed up for the holidays. Nothing can match the overflowing of abundant youthful energy and good cheer. Dramatic special effects are woven together with heartwarming moments to carry you along on the magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Masterful story telling by choreographer, Cindy Free, brings Clara’s dream to life with a perfect blend of tradition and fresh surprises each year. Always entertaining, this production perfectly blends the skills of accomplished professionals alongside Birmingham’s most gifted aspiring dance artists. Dazzling moments include an elegant flying angel floating gracefully high above the stage and elegant snowflakes twirling while Jack Frost flips merrily 20 feet overhead. The supreme dancing of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince is filled with extraordinary leaps, spins, and elegant partnering. Now in its twenty-third season, this Magic City Holiday Tradition is classic entertainment for your entire family.

Nutcracker Auditions
Saturday, September 14, 2019
at Birmingham Ballet Performing Arts Centre
2198 Columbiana Road - Vestavia, 35216

Open community cast auditions are for all dancers (male & female) in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Roles are available for beginner thru advanced dancers. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time to register. The audition will consist of classwork as well as choreography from the production. Students that currently dance en pointe should bring their pointe shoes. Audition Fee: $25

Birmingham Ballet’s The Nutcracker (and The Mutt-cracker) will appear November 29- December 1, 2019 at historic Alabama Theatre. Community Cast rehearsals are primarily on Saturdays at Birmingham Ballet Academy.

Audition Times:
5 Years Old - Boys & Girls : 9:30 - 10:15
(must be enrolled in 5K)
6 -9 Years Old- Boys & Girls: 2:00 - 3:30
10 - 12 Years Old- Boys & Girls: 10:30 - 12:00
13 Years Old thru Adult Dancers - Male & Female: 12:15 - 1:45