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 at Texas Ballet Theater's Bass Performance Hall on Sunday, December 12 at 7 p.m.; Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m.; or Wednesday, December 22 at 7 p.m. Choose between two seating options:
- For $29, you get a parterre seat (a $59 value).
- For $34, you get an orchestra seat (a $69 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. Seating inside the regal Bass Performance Hall––a classic European-style opera house that boasts a huge dome and two 48-foot guardian angels––grants 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 sinking clouds.
Recent productions at Texas Ballet Theater have been praised in D magazine, the Star-Telegram, and World Arts Today. The Dallas Morning News gave the 2008 production of The Nutcracker a positive review. More than 2,800 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, _Dallas Morning News