Alabama River Region Ballet and its Founder and Artistic Director, Priscilla Crommelin Ball, are proud to announce the 7th Annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the historic Davis Theatre in downtown Montgomery. Performances will be Friday, December 2nd  at 7:00pm, Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, December 4th at 2:00pm.

“The Nutcracker” set to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Stevan Grebel 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 a truly magical experience and a classic holiday favorite for the whole family!

Based on the original storybook written in 1816 by German author, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Act I of “The Nutcracker” opens with “The Party Scene,” taking place on Christmas Eve in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum. Many guests are in attendance but none like the mysterious Drosselmeyer, who brings exciting and magical gifts for the children, the most magical gift being The Nutcracker doll for his niece, Clara. 

After the clock strikes midnight and all are asleep in the home, the thrilling “Battle Scene” ensues. The audience will be swept away with “Clara” on her magical journey to the “Kingdom of Snow '' and the “Land of Sweets.” She and the audience will be royally entertained by dancing snowflakes in an evergreen 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'' gets better every year and has become an annual tradition and holiday favorite for the whole family. This year will surely be the best yet!

A 10% discount is offered for military, seniors, and children 12 and under. Saturday night is designated as Military Appreciation Night where all members of the military and first hand responders and their families can attend for 50% off! 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.alabamariverregionballet.com or by contacting the ARRB office at 334-356-5460 during normal business hours.