Nutcracker Ballet comes to Demopolis this Sunday

Published 10:34 am Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Montgomery Ballet will present new choreography as they bring to life the classic story of “The Nutcracker” this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Demopolis High School auditorium.

“We have brand new choreography started from scratch for our show in Demopolis,” Darren McIntyre, artistic director and choreography for the performance said.

The Two Rivers Arts Council in Demopolis is responsible for bringing the ballet to town adding the presentation to this week’s Christmas on the River events.

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Morgan Grimes of the Two Rivers Arts Council said people at DHS, including principal Leon Clark, have been very helpful to make sure the theater is ready for arts council events.

McIntyre said they began choreography for the show back in October and actually finished early in the week leading up to the show.

“We are continuing to practice as we get ready for the show on Sunday,” he said.

McIntyre originally hails from Port Macquarie, New South Wales Australia and was appointed the artistic director for the ballet in January of this year.

The performance has a pretty large cast, calling for about 123 dancers, to illustrate the story through dance.

The event is made possible through grants from the State Council of the Arts, the Blackbelt Community Foundation, donations, members of the arts council and some support from the city, Grimes said.

“We are urging people to come early because there will be no pre-sale tickets,” she said.

Tickets for the performance will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.