"Nutcracker shows tradition can still thrill." - Houston Chronicle
Journey with Clara as she dances on the arm of the Nutcracker Prince to the stunning Land of Snow and the delectable Kingdom of Sweets. There are so many reasons to delight in The Nutcracker: the giant Christmas tree, the dancing dolls, Mother Ginger and her adorable clowns, the lavish sets and the iconic Tchaikovsky score. Ben Stevenson's production of The Nutcracker has entertained children and their grown-ups for more than 25 years.
The Nutcracker Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Choreography: Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. Scenic and Costume Design: Desmond Heeley Lighting Design: Duane Schuler
Houston Ballet Orchestra conducted by Music Director Ermanno Florio on opening night Friday, November 28. Guest conductors Ned Battista, Craig Kier and David LaMarche will share the podium throughout The Nutcracker.