Blue Suede Shoes | Thursday, February 24th | 10:00 a.m. | BJCC Concert Hall
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Dennis Nahat’s Blue Suede Shoes, a full-length ballet danced to 36 master recordings of Elvis Presley songs, combines classical dance with classic rock. The rock-and-roll ballet, with a good helping of jazz, follows three friends over almost twenty years, starting with high school in the 1950s (when they are first seen wearing their blue suede shoes). The scene evolves to the Hot Dog Drive-in, through graduation, into army life, then lonely streets and a disco concluding with a gold record finale. We meet Long Tall Sally and the Big Boss Man along the way, as the three young men roll through an age of innocence, the social changes of the 1960s, and into disco of the 1970s. The 90-minute ballet has 16 sets and 280 costumes, all designed by Bob Mackie.These performances provide an opportunity for thousands of elementary and secondary school students to experience the full productions of Alabama Ballet.
We are excited to offer FREE student tickets to our 2021|2022 Student Matinees due to the generosity of our education and outreach sponsors.
Student tickets are FREE. Adult chaperones are $28 each. We must place our order early to get a good block of seats, so please RSVP and pay by 9/6.
*Reservations must be made in advance in order to attend a performance.
*No actual tickets will be distributed for these performances. Seats are assigned by the venue and will be given to you upon check in.