Break a leg!

Photo by Christina McDonald.
Photo by Christina McDonald.

They've practised hard and tonight is their big night.

The 2013 Remarkable Men's Ballet group, with new and refreshed dancers each year, is a staple of the Shotover Christmas Cracker - formerly the Christmas Spectacular - and the men are among the show's 150 performers.

Last night's dress rehearsal showed fancy footsteps galore and a lot of leg, before the seventh annual show, which this year will be held outdoors for the first time, at the Queenstown Recreation Ground.

The event starts at 6pm.