Nutcracker Ballet - Birmingham (AL)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Tickets on Sale now for Moscow Ballet's acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker this holiday season in Birmingham!

Announcing tickets on sale now for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in Birmingham at Jefferson Convention Complex Saturday December 3, 3:00pm matinee.

Direct from Russia to Birmingham the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas.   Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. With a 60-foot growing Christmas tree; hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver; stunning, hand-painted sets designed by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague, Birmingham audiences are sure to be delighted.  Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” receives critical acclaim in the over 100 cities they perform, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Birmingham.

The production is dedicated to achieving world peace.  Act II is named “Land of Peace and Harmony” and features a rose-shooting cannon and stunning two-person “Dove of Peace” with a 20 foot wingspan.

Tickets in Birmingham start at $30.  Groups of 10 or more receive a special discount and benefits to the Great Russian Nutcracker, and local Birmingham Girl Scout troops receive a special interactive program.  Contact smi@nutcracker.com or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

For Platinum Experience featuring a Meet N Greet; Gold Circle Gift Package; and single tickets call Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Birmingham’s Haeun Kim accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina in Musical Wunderkind performance Saturday, Dec. 3 at Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center

Birmingham’s pre-professional teen violinist Haeun Kim accompanies Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina Ekaterina Bortiakova in a pre-curtain performance of Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” now known as the major influence on modern interpretations of Odette in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, on Saturday, December 3, 3 p.m. at Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center.  The local Wunderkind youth is chosen to perform for their proven expertise and have the rare opportunity to accompany an acclaimed ballerina before a live audience. This performance within a performance is part of the Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program which is brought annually to cities on the company’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. Moscow Ballet provides interactive art enrichment for youth in communities in which it performs via Musical Wunderkind, New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life and Dance with Us programs. More information and tickets at www.nutcracker.com/your-city

Haeun Kim started learning the violin when she was four years old. Currently, she studies under the direction of Cornelia Heard at Vanderbilt University and with Jenny Gregoire at the University of Alabama. For three years, Haeun has been a recipient of the prestigious Myra Jackson Blair Scholarship from Vanderbilt University. She is the concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Alabama School of Fine Arts.  She was also named as the concertmaster of the 2015 and 2016 Alabama All State Festival Orchestra. She has performed with several orchestras nationwide. Most recently, she won first prize at the 2016 Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in Hilton Head Island, SC. Internationally, she won first place in the junior division at the 2014 ENKOR International Competition for Violin and Piano and third place at the Second Leopold Auer International Violin Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. She hopes to pursue her career as a soloist and a chamber musician.  

About the Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. It was used primarily as a movie palace for 55 years, with the exception of the annual Miss Alabama pagent and the weekly Mickey Mouse Club.

In 1998, the Alabama underwent a complete restoration. Gold leaf and other paint was cleaned or replaced, seats were replaced or recovered, and some carpet and drapes were replaced.

In 2011 The Alabama Theatre received the Building of the Year Award from the Alabama Architectural Foundation. The award is presented to the one building statewide that best exemplifies how architecture can provide a meaningful impact on the citizens of Alabama in the past, present and future.

The new Alabama Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts many live events, as well as films. Each year the Theatre hosts over 300 events attended by a half million Birmingham area citizens.