Ballet: The Nutcracker
Dancer: Mireille Hassenboehler and Simon Ball.
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar
"A tremendous assertion of just how thrilling tradition can be."
– Houston Chronicle
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El Cascanueces sinopsis
This holiday, treat your lovelies to The Nutcracker, that shimmering, glittering spectacle of holiday cheer. Follow Clara on her journey from the family party to the Land of the Sweets. You’ll see a Christmas tree that grows to magnificent heights, dancing dolls, flying cooks and lots and lots of beautiful snow. With music by Tchaikovsky and stunning sets by Desmond Heeley, Ben Stevenson's production has something to delight every member of the family. It just wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker.
November 29 -December 29, 2013
7:30 PM Nov. 29*, 30* and Dec. 1*, 7, 8*, 12*, 13, 14, 15*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27*, 28
2:00 PM November 30 and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29
* Indicates discounted performance.
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Choreography: Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
Scenic and Costume Designs: Desmond Heeley
Lighting Design: Duane Schuler
Age Recommendation: at least 2 years of age
*TOTAL RUN TIME: 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.