Spend your Saturday nights at the theater with our Saturday Night Trio! This package includes a trio of groundbreaking ballets from three of the ballet world’s most renowned storytellers: John Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stanton Welch’s Cinderella and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. This trio is a perfect sampling of story ballet, with a dark tragedy, a Shakespearean comedy and a retelling of classic folk tale fit for modern audiences.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 PM
Cinderella - Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Mayerling - Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:30 PM  


A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Based on Shakespeare’s joyous romantic comedy, John Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream cleverly combines the music of Mendelssohn, Ligeti and traditional organ music, the score transports the audience into a fantasy world through choreography that demonstrates the narrative power of ballet. One of Neumeier’s most famous works performed by companies around the globe, Houston Ballet became the first North American company to perform the distinguished work in 2014.

Make no mistake, this is not your childhood Cinderella! More tomboy than princess, Stanton Welch’s title character is a striking woman of substance, determination and spunk. Set to Prokofiev’s classic score with spectacular set and costume design by Kristian Frederikson, Welch’s unique spin on the storied classic brings the work into modern times, with a twist to suit the 21st century.

The psychological thriller of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling is an epic triumph in classical story-telling. This titillating three-act ballet tells the dark tale of Crown Prince Rudolf,  weaving a masterful story of scandal and political intrigue through an unhappy marriage, sensuous dalliances and morbid obsessions – all leading to the tragic murder-suicide of the Prince and his young mistress. Accompanied by glamorous costumes and exquisite scenery, Houston Ballet dancers’ acting, and dancing strengths are on full display in this theatrical production.