Nutcracker Ballet - Birmingham (AL)

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 or more information.  Seniors, Military and MotorClub members are eligible for discounts at the theater box office.  

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Local Audition Information Coming Soon for Moscow Ballet's 2016 Performances!

Student dancers must have at least one year of ballet training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Moscow Ballet’s “Dance with Us” program, in its 24th year, selects student dancers to perform ancillary roles of Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Angels, and more. One of our trained Russian audtion directors will be in town for several days to lead the audition and to rehearse the selected student dancers. “The true highlight of the night was seeing all the Calgary children who... should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers,” Calgary Herald, 2014. 

Alabama Dance Academy provides residents of central Alabama with a state-of-the-art dance instruction facility in the disciplines of ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical/contemporary, and pilates.Focusing on quality instruction by teachers with years of professional performing and teaching experience, the studio provides superior dance training in all levels to children and adults ages three and up. With only one location, patrons are assured of the highest quality and integrity in dance training.

Local, award winning Birmingham Girls Choir performs in live performance Nov 29 at Alabama Theatre

Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind” program, consistent with Moscow Ballet’s mission to provide art enrichment for the local communities in which it performs, features pre-professional award winning vocal groups accompanying dancers in the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” at the end of Act I of the Great Russian Nutcracker.   Birmingham Girls Choir, Musical Wunderkind choir, accompanies the Moscow Ballet company Sunday, November 29, 3:00pm at the Alabama Theatre. “Local children as part of Moscow Ballet's "Musical Wunderkind" program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Cleveland Plain Dealer 2014.The rare pairing of young singers and professional ballerinas in front of live audiences teaches performance skills that traditional lessons do not. In 2015 there are Musical Wunderkind choirs and soloists in 25+ cities on the 80 city tourMore information and tickets at

The Birmingham Girls Choir was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization whose goal is to instill a love of singing and provide high quality music experiences to the youth of the greater Birmingham area.  The choir serves the Birmingham community by providing music at sporting events, hospitals, nursing homes and supporting local non-profit fund raisers.  The group has performed with Opera Birmingham and The Alabama Symphony, and, in 2015, had the honor of performing for former First Lady Laura Bush. The choir has won numerous titles regionally and travels annually to perform in both local and regional music festivals.  The Birmingham Girls Choir is lead by a team of five: Margaret Heron, Meredith DeVore, and Lindsay Walker-choir directors; Patricia Diffey- accompanist; Pam Walston-Executive Director.  The choir is excited to be a part of the Moscow Ballet’s performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham.

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.