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"Nutcracker shows tradition can still thrill."
Houston Chronicle

A wonderful ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance.  Join Clara on her unforgettable journey as she travels to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets, and marvel as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince dance a pas de deux of crystalline beauty. 

November 27 – December 27, 2015


At 7:30 pm on November 27, 28*, 29*

and Dec. 5, 6*, 11*, 12, 13*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27*


At 2:00 pm on November 27, 28, 29

and Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 18* 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27


                        *Indicates discounted performance.

The Nutcracker

Music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893
Choreography by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
Scenic and Costume Design by Desmond Heeley
Lighting Design by Duane Schuler

Age Recommendation: at least 3 years of age

Read the synopsis of The Nutcracker

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