Monday, December 17, 2012


The 2012 Chocolate Nutcracker Was Wonderful
"Completely entertaining from beginning to end!"   - D. Parks
"This was the most entertaining Christmas Performance that I have seen in years!  I loved it!"  - S. Simon
"Too cute."   - L. Sanders
"I have attended since the first year and I have always loved watching the kids perform." - G. Mays
The verdict is in.  The 2012 Chocolate Nutcracker in Birmingham wowed the crowd.  From beginning to end, dancers aged 5 and up owned the stage in scene after scene as parents, grandparents, family and friends looked on with pride and delight.  "How do they remember all of those moves?" remarked a grandmother as she watched in amazement, "This is a total treat for me!"
"Completely entertaining.  Completely."  K. Jones
"Seeing the babies dance brought tears to my eyes."  S. Johnson

Tuesday, December 11, 2012



Chocolate Nutcracker 2012

In Appreciation for all your hard work

Cast Party

Saturday, December 15, 2012
Hopewell Family Community Life Center
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


CHOCOLATE NUTCRACKER BIRMINGHAM”Ticket Giveaway for Youth Service Organizations
Local youth service organizations can call the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) to reserve tickets to CHOCOLATE NUTCRACKER BIRMINGHAM during its 2012 National Tour. For "One Night Only", come experience cultural heritage through dance, song, rhythms, narration and drama. Entertainment for the entire family! The event takes place on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Boutwell Auditorium beginning at 7:00 PM. There is also a special matinee showing for Birmingham students at 10:00 AM.
The Chocolate Nutcracker is a professional musical stage production by LaVerne Reed of New York. Set in early 1950’s Harlem, this production tells the story of young Claire and the Chocolate Nutcracker doll, shaped like a prince, as the two journey around the world in a dream.
Beginning today, organization leaders (Executive Directors, School Principals, Pastors, Coaches, etc.) can call DYS at 205-320-0879 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM to reserve tickets for the youth they serve. Up to five (5) tickets may be reserved per organization to help your efforts toward serving youth who will not be attending the student matinee showing earlier that day. Tickets will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets have been disseminated.
Organizations must call DYS to request tickets. No email requests will be accepted.
For more information about theChocolate Nutcracker Birmingham Ticket Giveaway,
call DYS at 205-320-0879.
City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services
1608 7thAvenue North | Birmingham, AL 35203