From Nov. 26-Dec. 24, audiences of all ages are invited to experience one of the 31 performances that will take place, according to the Nov. 18 announcement.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Houston’s holiday tradition back to the stage this season,” Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch said in the announcement. “Last year never really felt quite like the holidays without ‘The Nutcracker,’ and we cannot wait to be back in the theater in just a few weeks, celebrating the return of this family tradition with our community once again.”
This season marks the fifth presentation of Welch’s reimagining of the timeless classic, with choreography set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s iconic score and larger-than-life scenery by British designer Tim Goodchild. Welch’s "The Nutcracker" will showcase the talent of the entire Houston Ballet Company, along with over 100 Academy students. This year, the Houston Ballet will also participate in a dancer exchange with Ballet West, according to the announcement.