- One ticket to Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker
- When: Sunday, November 30 or Thursday, December 4, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $30 for rear balcony seating (up to $40.50 value)
- $40 for rear mezzanine or front balcony seating (up to $63 value) * $60 for mezzanine or partier seating (up to $90.50 value)
- $85 for orchestra seating (up to $131 value)
- Click here 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 San Antonio
Ballet San Antonio, resident ballet company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, is a part of the city's cultural landscape. Since 2012, the company has undergone a tremendous creative metamorphosis. Artistic Director Gabriel Zertuche not only began choreographing new works for the company, he also expanded the repertoire to include grand, full-length ballets such as Cinderella, Dracula, and The Firebird. A new partnership with the George Balanchine Trust gave Ballet San Antonio the rights to the legendary choreographer's Donizetti Variations, and an expanded collaboration with the San Antonio Symphony brings the rich sound of a full orchestra to multiple season productions.