Mother Ginger Costume
For those who don't know who Mere Gigogne is, she was an identifiable line of bonbons that sold in St. Petersburg in 1890. The tin box was
in the shape of a woman in a LARGE panniered skirt. The box opened at the bottom of the panniers, and all the little bonbons were inside.
The first time Petipa used her, she was in his restaging of the old ballet "Le Diable à Quatre", which he called "The Wilful Wife". The part was
mimed by a stout old comedian named Yakovlev. She was such a hit, Petipa wrote her into the libretto for Nutcracker.
The character of Mere Gigone itself originates from French puppet comedy in the 17th century as a woman always fighting with her multiple
children who- indeed- at times come to hide under her large skirt.
|General Reserved Sat $10
|General Reserved Sun. - $10
|Stevan Grebel first presented his
version of The Nutcracker in 1970 at
Boutwell Auditorium, then from 1973 -
1982 at the BJCC with the Alabama
He continues this tradition for all of
Shelby County with performances at
Pelham High School.
|Featuring the Alabama Youth Ballet Company and community cast
|Premium Reserved Sat $15
|Premium Reserved Sun $15
|General Child under 5 Sun. - $5
|General Child/Student $5
|Premium Child/Student $7.50
|Premium Child under 5 Sun $10