The Chocolate Nutcracker Comes Birmingham for One Night Only

(Founder, Tiffeny Curier interviews Choreographer Sirbrock Warren, “The Chocolate Nutcracker”)

Chocolate Nutcracker

That’s right! Project Hopewell, Inc in association with Laverne Reed productions presents the “Chocolate Nutcracker” to the Magic City. This spectacular one night only event is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 2010 at the Boutwell Municipal Auditorium, 1930 8th Avenue North. There is a special matinee for schools at 10:00am and an evening performance for the general public at 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Boutwell Ticket Office or Ticketmaster.

The Chocolate Nutcracker is a professional musical stage production. It is a theatrical dance adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s famed holiday classic Nutcracker. It is educational, colorful, exciting and provides entertainment for the entire family.  The production is set in early 1950’s Harlem, with a multicultural cast of more than 100 youth ages 4 and older from the Greater Birmingham area.  The performance is a narrated story of young Claire and the Chocolate Nutcracker as the two journey around the world in a dream.  During their global travels, a variety of dance genres – including ballet, tap, modern, jazz, gospel and hip-hop – provide the soundtrack for the choreographed movements.

The Chocolate Nutcracker explores a proud cultural heritage through the use of dance, song, rhythms, narration and drama.

B.Positive Magazine was able to catch a few rehearsals for the event. Be sure to check back for exclusive footage of what to expect from the “Chocolate Nutcracker” as well as an interview with Writer/Director LaVerne Reed and Assistant Director Monica Richardson.

Content Source (Project Hopewell, Inc.) Program Director: Ava Wise

Videography for The Chocolate Nutcracker interview shot by Patrick Johnson, Blaq Angel Media, LLC www.blaqangelmedia.com

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