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"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.

7:30 PM on Nov.  28*, 29,*30* and Dec. 6, 7*, 12*, 13, 14, 16*,  17*, 18*, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,  26, 27, 28*
2:00 PM on Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28,

*-Indicates discounted performance.

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The Nutcracker
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Choreography: Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. 
Scenic and Costume DesignDesmond 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.

Age Recommendation: at least 3 years of age

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This performance lasts approximately two hours.
There will be one intermission lasting twenty-five minutes.

Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.


Ballet: The Nutcracker
Dancers: Artists of Houston Ballet
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar