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Alabama River Region Ballet is proud to announce the 5th Annual “The Nutcracker” at the Historic Davis Theatre in downtown Montgomery. Performances will be Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm, Saturday, December 7th at 7:00pm, and Sunday, December 8th at 2:00pm.

 

“The Nutcracker”, choreographed by Stevan Grebel and set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, will thrill the audience with the prodigious dancing of the Youth Ballet Company and students from the school.  With spectacular backdrops, scenery and a growing Christmas tree, this ballet is truly magical!

 

Based on the original storybook written in 1816 by German author, E.T.A.Hoffman, “The Great Montgomery Nutcracker” opens with Act I, “The Party Scene”, which takes place on Christmas Eve in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, with guests that include the mysterious Drosselmeyer, who brings exciting gifts for the children.  The thrilling “Battle Scene” ensues after the clock strikes midnight and all are asleep in the home. The audience will be swept away with “Clara” on her magical journey to the “Kingdom of Snow” and “Land of the Sweets”.  She and the audience will be royally entertained by dancing snowflakes in a fir forest winter wonderland.  In Act II, “Clara” and “The Nutcracker Prince” are fêted by “The Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Her Cavalier” and her entourage, who perform the famous “Nutcracker” divertissements, including “Flowers”, “Spanish”, “Chinese”, “Arabian”, “Candy Canes”, “Mirlitons”, and “Mother Ginger” and her adorable “Polichinelles”.

 

The Alabama River Region Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” promises to become an annual holiday favorite for Montgomerians, young and old alike, for years to come!

 

A 10% discount is being offered for students K-College, military and seniors. Saturday, December 7th is Military Appreciation Night where all members of the military and their families can attend for 50% off! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at the link above or by contacting the ARRB office at 334-356-5460.