A ballerina's graceful balance is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to houses of cards, and vexing to bulldozers razing cliff-side condor habitats. Dwell on adroit appendages with today's Groupon, which gets you one ticket to see The Nutcracker on Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m. at Texas Ballet Theater's Winspear Opera House downtown. Choose three seating options:
- For $19, you get a mezzanine seat (a $39 value).
- For $14, you get a dress circle seat (a $29 value).
- For $9, you get a grand tier seat (a $19 value).
One of the country's largest ballet companies, Texas Ballet Theater produces performances that engage and inspire audiences. Attend Ben Stevenson's celebrated version of The Nutcracker, a well-known ballet that explores a dream world of princes, toy soldiers, warring mice, and 40-foot-tall Christmas trees. Inside the high-tech Winspear Opera House, a modern horseshoe theater designed by Pritzker Prize winner Norman Foster, take in great views of the stage as the skilled performers spin through scenes spurred on by Tchaikovsky's score and shiny snowflakes that flutter earthward like a sinking clouds.
Recent productions at Texas Ballet Theater have been praised in D Magazine, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and World Arts Today. The Dallas Morning News gave the 2008 production of The Nutcracker a positive review. More than 2,700 Facebookers are fans:
- What is it about The Nutcracker that keeps us coming back year after year? Magic. And beauty. From snowflakes dancing to toys coming to life; from colorful costumes, exquisite dancing and Tchaikovsky's luscious music, Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker with Texas Ballet Theater exudes both…Mr. Stevenson's Nutcracker takes the magical impossibilities of a Christmas dream and, in the dark of the theater, makes them beautifully, tantalizingly real. That's why we return, year after year. – Chris Shull, The Dallas Morning News