Huntsville Ballet presents first full season of performances in 2 years

For the first time since 2020, Huntsville Ballet Company takes to the stage for a full season of performances. (Huntsville Ballet Company)

After having to cancel performances due to the coronavirus pandemic over the last two years, the Huntsville Ballet Company is gearing up for its first full season of performances since 2020.

The 2022-23 season begins in October with a production of Tumbleweed Suite. Read more info below!

What’s in store for the 2022-23 Huntsville Ballet season

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The new season of the Huntsville Ballet Company begins Oct. 21. (Huntsville Ballet Co.)

The 2022-2023 season presents a varied program ranging from performances inspired by the American West, a showcase of the best of Huntsville Ballet’s repertoire, a journey into Cinderella’s magical world and Huntsville’s most cherished holiday tradition, The Nutcracker.

Here’s what to expect from the upcoming season:

  • HBC Unplugged: October 21-23, 2022, Dream Theater
    • World premiere of Tumbleweed Suite, choreographed by HBC artistic director Phillip Otto and inspired by George Balanchine. An energetic new choreography that captures the spirit of the old west infusing classical ballet with traditional western themes and American folk dancing.
  • The Nutcracker: December 9-11, 2022, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
    • The 54th annual production of The Nutcracker is accompanied by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Clara’s enchanting story comes to life with Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, masterful choreography, enchanting scenes, stunning costumes.
  • HBC Off-Stage: February 17- 19, 2023, Dream Theater
    • A program made up of the best of the Huntsville Ballet, this production will feature Pas de Deux, Variations, and sections of popular works such as Stage Door Canteen, Romeo and Juliet, and more. A new work will also be presented.
  • Cinderella: April 14- 16, 2023 Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
    • Huntsville Ballet tells the story of Cinderella, one of the most famous ballets. You will be transported to a world of dreams as Cinderella, a servant to her evil stepsisters, meets her fairy godmother and wins the love of a prince.

Huntsville Ballet is back, and stronger than ever

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After two years of limited performances due to COVID-19, Huntsville Ballet Company is back! (Huntsville Ballet Co.)

Due to safety considerations and complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Huntsville Ballet has performed smaller programs over the last two years. This season, the ballet is back and stronger than ever, according to HBC artistic director Phillip Otto.

“Planning a season for HBC takes great care, balancing artistic integrity and financial responsibility. The dancers inspire me to plan the season, and this is a vibrant season full of energy and enthusiasm.”

Phillip Otto, HBC artistic director

To celebrate the ballet’s long-awaited return to a full season schedule, subscribers receive an exclusive 30 percent off discount subscription prices when they register online before August 31.

To get tickets for these performances, visit the Huntsville Ballet’s website.

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Michael Seale
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