Alabama Ballet’s 2022-2023 Season opens this fall on October 14th. Highlights of the 2022-2023 Season include the holiday masterpiece George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in December, the enchanting fairytale Cinderella in March, the mixed repertory performance, Ovation in April, and the charming classical ballet Coppélia in June.
The season opens with Alabama Ballet At Home, a home studio performance of all new repertoire that offers a chance to see the dancers perform in an intimate atmosphere with complimentary drinks and an affordable ticket price of $20. At Home is a great way to introduce friends and family to the excitement of live ballet performance in the company’s own studio located in the Lakeview District of Southside, Birmingham. This performance will take place on two weekends in October: Friday, October 14th through Sunday, October 16th, and Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 24th. Tickets for these performances are on sale September 6th.
In December, Alabama Ballet proudly presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at The BJCC Concert Hall. The Alabama Ballet remains one of only eight companies in the world granted the rights to perform this holiday classic by The Balanchine Trust. Performed to Balanchine’s exacting specifications; dazzling choreography, opulent costumes, and extravagant sets make this production unlike any other. Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. These tickets are now on Pre-Sale for 10% off (use code: “SNOW”) and will be officially on-sale on August 30th on our site or through Ticketmaster.
In March, the company presents Cinderella, at The BJCC Concert Hall. The timeless tale of Cinderella is transfigured through classical ballet with elegant dancing, spectacular costumes, and stunning scenery. This story-book ballet follows Cinderella in her magical encounter with the charming Prince
as we meet her fairy godmother and ugly stepsisters along the way; all before
the ominous stroke of the clock chiming midnight.
In April, Alabama Ballet presents a mixed-repertory performance, Ovation, at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Ovation is a mixed repertory performance featuring works by legendary British
choreographer, Christopher Bruce. Ovation highlights the Alabama Ballet dancer’s versatility, strength, and artistry while showcasing bold and creative original contemporary works.
Coppélia is scheduled for June at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater to close out the season. Coppélia is a classical ballet about a nobleman obsessed with stories of ancient chivalry. Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffman, this light-hearted ballet features Franz, our hero, who is smitten when he sees the beautiful Coppélia reading in the window of Dr. Coppélius’ workshop. Chaos follows, leaving his beloved Swanhilda to show Franz the error of his ways.
“This season brings an exciting variety of works, from classic to contemporary and timeless to never before seen,” said Tracey Alvey, Artistic Director of Alabama Ballet. “It offers a little something for everyone – comedy, tragedy, family-friendly, and one-of-a-kind. I look forward to bringing these performances along with a wealth of talent to this year’s stage.”
Alabama Ballet season tickets can be purchased online at www.alabamaballet.org or by calling the Alabama Ballet office at 205.322.4300. Season subscriptions are on sale and cost $285. A season subscription ensures premium seating with priority selection to all 22-23 performances and includes several other benefits.
Tickets for At Home also go on sale on September 6th and can be purchased for $20 on our site, or by phone at 205.322.4300. Tickets will also be available at the door.