Blue Suede Shoes


feb 25-27, 2022


BJCC Concert hall

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About the Performance


Dennis Nahat’s Blue Suede Shoes, a full-length ballet danced to the music of Elvis Presley, combines classical dance with classic rock. The rock-and-roll ballet, with a good helping of jazz, follows three friends over almost twenty years, starting with high school in the 1950s (when they are first seen wearing their blue suede shoes). The scene evolves to the Hot Dog Drive-in, through graduation, into army life, then lonely streets and a disco concluding with a gold record finale. We meet Long Tall Sally and the Big Boss Man along the way, as the three young men roll through an age of innocence, the social changes of the 1960s, and into disco of the 1970s. The 90-minute ballet has 16 sets and 280 costumes, all designed by Bob Mackie.

Ticket presale January 18-24, 2022

Tickets on sale Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Production Information

Concept, Direction & Choreography

Dennis Nahat


Original Master Recordings of Elvis Presley

Costumes & Scenery

Bob Mackie

Run Time

90 minutes


2726 1st Ave S.
Birmingham, AL 35233



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