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Birmingham, AL Cast

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2023 Season

The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life puppets and stunning hand-crafted sets and costumes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the wonder of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. Get tickets now!

The Theater

The Alabama Theatre in Birmingham The Alabama Theatre

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Birmingham: The Alabama Theatre! Known as the “Showplace of the South” since 1927: the Alabama Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Alabama on 3rd Avenue North. The Alabama Theatre has been the home to shows and performances ranging from movies, concerts, beauty pageants, silent films and even the Mickey Mouse Club! This beautiful theatre is an amazing piece of history that defies the imagination and must be experienced to be truly appreciated.

Partner Studio

Birmingham Partner Ballet Studio: Linda Dobbins Dance

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Birmingham children from Linda Dobbins Dance. Linda Dobbins Dance, established in 1996, has garnered an excellent reputation for training beginner thru pre-professional/professional dancers. Their mission is to help each student achieve their personal goals and to instill in the dancers life skills that are professionally important. Linda Dobbins Dance is proud of its heritage as a strong competitive dance and theatrical training studio. The school offers intense training in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, clogging, vocal performance and acting. Linda Dobbins Dance aspires to instill confidence in its students as well as teach values such as responsibility, discipline, pride, perfection and the coping skills needed to work in a competitive environment.

FAQ For Friends and Family Tickets

Do we get special seats this year?

Seats have been held for the Friends and Family of children in the show. Your ticket orders will be pulled from those areas.

How should we buy those tickets?

After the local audition, Friends and Family will receive an email with a special Ticketmaster link for the show.  This year, please buy directly online with the special link sent to you. 

After I buy, when will we get the tickets?

With this new system on Ticketmaster, you’ll get your tickets right away!

Can I give my friends this special link?

Yes! you may share that link with anyone who wants to see your child dance!

Do we get a discount like in past years?

Yes!  There is a 23% discount built into your special link!

I’m not sure what performance time my child will be cast in. Can I buy the tickets now and get moved to another show if needed?

Please wait to purchase until you know which showtime your child will perform.  We cannot move seats once they have been confirmed.

“What a magnificent show! We’ve attended several different performances of the nutcracker in the past. This show puts all of them to shame! We plan on making this a regular holiday event for our family! Thank you for such a great holiday experience!!”

“Loved the nutcracker production. Costumes were beautiful and dancers as usual did not disappoint. Great family holiday experience”

“Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”
CNN News

“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
Calgary Herald

“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014

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