Huntsville Ballet + Broadway Theatre League announce new seasons

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Huntsville Ballet and Broadway Theatre League have released their 2023-24 season schedules. (Huntsville Ballet)

There is nothing quite like enjoying the arts, and Huntsville has plenty of opportunities throughout the year to enjoy them. With organizations like the Broadway Theatre League and Huntsville Ballet Company, Huntsville residents can see first-hand some of the most beloved stage performances of all time.

Both organizations recently released their schedules for the 2023-2-24 seasons, and they are both packed full of amazing productions:

Huntsville Ballet

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Huntsville Ballet kicks off their 2023-24 season in October. (Huntsville Ballet)

Huntsville Ballet kicks off its 2023-24 season — its 60th season — October 27 with their “Unplugged” production featuring “Peter and the Wolf” and artistic director Philip Otto’s original production, “Amore.”

This event will be followed by three more productions spanning through April. Here’s the 2023-24 schedule:

  • Unplugged (“Peter & the Wolf”, “Amore”): Oct. 27-29, Dream Theatre. In 2019, Otto commissioned local composer Jackson Love to create the score for “Amore,” the acclaimed ballet inspired by the exquisite work of Huntsville’s own renowned jewelry artist, Kathy Chan.
  • The Nutcracker: Dec. 8-10, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. December and “The Nutcracker” go hand-in-hand. This is Huntsville Ballet’s 54th production of the famous ballet, performed again this year with The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.
  • Dancers Choice Series: Feb. 23-25, Huntsville Ballet. Although technically not part of the 2023-24 season ticket package, the Dancers Choice Series gives Huntsville Ballet Company members the opportunity to choreograph and perform in genres of their choice in the intimate setting of the Huntsville Ballet studio.
  • Swan Lake Act II: April 19-21, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” is one of the most iconic ballets of all time, and this is an amazing performance of the classic work.

For ticket information visit the Huntsville Ballet online.

Broadway Theatre League

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Huntsville’s Broadway Theatre League has an amazing lineup of productions for the 2023-24 season. (BTL via Facebook)

The Broadway Theatre League’s new season also begins in October, as the BTL’s production of “Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience” kicks off Oct. 18. All performances take place at the Mark C Smith Concert Hall in the Von Braun Center.

Here are the nine awesome productions in the BTL’s upcoming season:

  • Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience: Oct. 18: With video of Johnny from episodes of The Johnny Cash TV Show projected on a screen above the stage, a live band and singers will accompany him in perfect sync.
  • Come From Away: Oct. 27-29. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley.
  • Beetlejuice: Nov. 28, Dec. 2. Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes.
  • Mean Girls: Dec. 15-17. Based on the hit movie, this hilarious hit musical comes from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Feb. 16-18. You can’t miss Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork.
  • Stomp: Jan. 26-27. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — match-boxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. 
  • Simon & Garfunkel Story: March 7. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ’60s to their dramatic split in 1970.
  • Jesus Christ – Superstar: March 15-17. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage.
  • Pretty Woman: May 10-12. One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

For ticket information for the Broadway Theatre League, visit them online.

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Michael Seale
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