- One ticket to see The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet Frontier of Texas
- When: Friday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, November 22, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Will Rogers Auditorium
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $25 for orchestra seating (up to $42.95 value)
- $35 for premium seating (up to $53.35 value)
- Click to view the seating chart
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 and regal fairy queens. 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.
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.