"The Nutcracker" at Will Rogers Auditorium, November 22 or 23 (Up to 49% Off)

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Beloved holiday ballet follows Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they travel to the Land of Sweets

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Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Will Rogers Auditorium. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ballet Frontier of Texas's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

"The Nutcracker" dazzles children’s eyes, but it also confirms their deep suspicion that toys come to life, even when no one is looking or poking them repeatedly with cattle prods. Feel the season’s electricity with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

  • $18 for one ticket to The Nutcracker (up to a $35 value)
  • Where: Will Rogers Auditorium
  • Seating: reserved in right or left sections
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.<p>

Available Performances

  • Friday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.<p>

The Nutcracker

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King’s head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate. Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers, regal fairy queens, and seasonally confused vampires. The “Waltz of the Snowflakes” floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.<p>

Initially unpopular when it premiered in Russia, The Nutcracker languished for decades with a reputation as one of Tchaikovsky’s lesser works. Then, in the 1950s, the ballet’s status as a fixture of the holiday season began to grow as suddenly as Clara’s magic Christmas tree when renowned American choreographer George Balanchine staged it for the New York Ballet. Balanchine’s elegant staging remains the most popular, alternating between breathtaking displays of balletic mastery by soloists and duos and large-scale set pieces that fill the stage with luminous costumes.<p>

Ballet Frontier of Texas

The philosophy of Ballet Frontier of Texas is as much about dancers as it is about patrons. The company is dedicated to fostering talent, making it their mission to provide training opportunities for young performers and holding open audiences for their full-scale productions. And those productions—which range from classical ballets to contemporary works—aim to inspire that same lifelong love of the arts in audiences and footlights with dreams.

Ballet Frontier of Texas

The philosophy of Ballet Frontier of Texas is as much about dancers as it is about patrons. The company is dedicated to fostering talent, making it their mission to provide training opportunities for young performers and holding open audiences for their full-scale productions. And those productions—which range from classical ballets to contemporary works—aim to inspire that same lifelong love of the arts in audiences and footlights with dreams.


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