Have you ever wanted to see a dog do a ballet in a tutu? Well, maybe they don’t do ballet the way that a human would but they can certainly do the dog version of it, so if that has your attention then Birmingham Ballet’s “The Mutt-Cracker” may be of interest as it’s coming up on November 29. In fact, “The Mutt-Cracker” has caught the world’s attention, with it being featured on Inside Edition, as well as the Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, and The UK Telegraph.
“The Mutt-Cracker” is a production of the classic performance, “The Nutcracker”, only with dogs as you can see. The ballet performance has been adapted to the stage time and again and is considered one of the most memorable Christmas stories in the world. Birmingham Ballet will be putting on the version choreographed by George Balanchine. It is one of the few companies in the world that is licensed by Balanchine Trust to perform it. But the dogs in “The Mutt-Cracker” are not the only feature of the production. They are accompanied by professional and aspiring dancers performing the story on stage. “The Mutt-Cracker” features costumes and music along with dancing that captures the spirit of the holiday season.
One of the canine guests in past performances of “The Mutt-Cracker” is Pig, a dog with short spine syndrome that has made waves in the news for the past several years. Pig was featured in a production of the performance in an episode of Inside Edition.
So if all of that sounds right up your alley, come see the performance on November 29. Birmingham Ballet is at 2198 Columbiana Road in Vestavia Hills. Tickets are $30 to $45 and over.