Press Release: Montgomery Ballet Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Performance of “The Nutcracker”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY, Alabama (November 11, 2015) –Montgomery Ballet is proud to announce its 40th Anniversary performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker December 11th-13that Troy University’s Davis Theatre in Downtown Montgomery, Alabama. Founded in 1958, Montgomery Ballet is the only professional dance company in the city of Montgomery and is one of two in the state of Alabama.
This year’s Nutcracker performance will serve as a homecoming celebration of sorts for Montgomery Ballet.Montgomery Ballet alumni (2008-12) Joey and Laura Villalobos returned as Co-Artistic and School Directors in the summer of 2015 and are choreographing this year’s production. Abigail Morwood (née Maruna), soloist with Cincinnati Ballet and alumna of Montgomery Ballet School will join Montgomery Ballet for two of its four public performances.
“We are so honored to have Abigail Morwood join Montgomery Ballet on stage for our 40th anniversary performance. To have a student go out into the world and succeed and then return home and share her gift with her hometown is really something quite special,” says Montgomery Ballet Member of the Board Dottye Hannan.
As part of its continuing designation as the official performing dance company of the City of Montgomery, The Montgomery Ballet is offering a Linking Education and the Arts Program (LEAP) School Performance on Friday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m. In honor of Veteran’s Day and as a gesture of appreciation to Montgomery’s military community, Montgomery Ballet will provide 250 complimentary tickets for military veterans, service members, and their families. Schools and other qualified groups are encouraged to reserve tickets by contacting Montgomery Ballet via telephone or email.
Public performances will be offered on Friday, December 11th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and conclude on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for The Nutcracker vary in price from $15 to $30. Sugarplum Fairy Parties will be hosted on Saturday and Sunday immediately following the 2:00 p.m. performances. Tickets are $10. Montgomery Ballet is offeringdiscounted tickets for members of themilitary, students, and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, visit www.montgomeryballet.org or call the Montgomery Ballet at (334) 409-0522.
Montgomery Ballet’s 2015 performance of The Nutcracker is made possible through generous donations from Commercial Properties, Inc, City of Montgomery, Wind Creek Hospitality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama the Caring Foundation, Hyundai, Dirt Road Photography, Merrill Lynch, and Service 1st Bank.
Established in 1958, Montgomery Ballet is the oldest arts organization in the City of Montgomery and the only professional ballet company in Central Alabama. Visit www.montgomeryballet.org or call (334) 409-0522 for more information about the Montgomery Ballet.