The house grows dark, and clara steals back into the room to look at her precious nutcracker. The nutcracker is an 1892 twoact ballet originally choreographed by marius. Bay area houston ballet and theatre, houston, texas. Tchaikovskys 1892 ballet the nutcracker belongs to the beloved. Be dazzled and mesmerized as this historic ballet perform favorites such as sleeping beauty, the nutcracker and the black swan, with a yearround schedule that never fails to disappoint. The divertissements of the second act continue to be an indulgent, and much appreciated, treat. Mikhail baryshnikovs production is the most famous television version, although it too originated onstage. The nutcracker is not without comedy, and houston ballet boasts dancers who can act and handle humor with panache. The houston ballet is one of the best places to enjoy the art of ballet in the united states, a highlight on the texas cultural calendar. In the second act of the nutcracker, the main characters, clara and prince, arrive at the land of sweets where they are welcomed by the sugar plum fairy. Nutcracker shows tradition can still thrill houston chronicle. Houston ballet presents the nutcracker tickets event. The nutcracker ballet is a wonderful performance for both adults and children.
Houston ballets spectacular new nutcracker is a smash hit. The nutcracker catapults the company into the international arena. We have the houston ballet the nutcracker tickets in stock at the moment and you can buy them today if you are planning to experience its magical performance on december 5th. Houston ballets the nutcracker is just as enchanting as. King rat hayden stark playing a second role is very funny, swinging his rat. Tickets on sale for houston ballets the nutcracker. The nutcracker act ii divertissement clifford ballet arizona 1990 duration. Harlequin and columbine, appearing out of a cabbage 1st gift.
The nutcracker is celebrating its 14 th year of success in the entertainment industry with its brand new show the nutcracker houston tx the lively magical affair as it is known to be is admired by millions of people worldwide for its fancy stage props, elaborate costumes and incredibly talented dancers. Rhodes class, will perform in the nutcracker with the houston ballet at the wortham center. The real magic of the nutcracker houston chronicle. Houston ballets first performance with a live orchestra was with the houston symphony. Executive director jim nelson said the company would give 14 performances of the nutcracker at smart financial centre in sugar land dec. Nov 30, 2014 the nutcracker ballet is a wonderful performance for both adults and children. Houston ballets nutcracker has two new homes this season. The community is invited to join 30a ballet as they get into the holiday spirit saturday, dec. Charleslouis yoshiyama nearly stole the second act with his. Boasting choreography by the houston ballets stanton welch to go along with. Vip experience addon is available for these select dates. The second act, set in the land of sweets, is populated by the sugar plum fairy, a host of magical creatures, dancing snowflakes and flowers, penguins, and polar bears.
I know, and my jaw remained dropped for the entire first act and most of the second. The story of the nutcracker ballet scene descriptions. Were bringing the theatre to you to view in the comfort of your home. Houston ballets performances of the nutcracker generously sponsored by. Houston theater is part of the theatreland ltd collection. Houston ballet the nutcracker tickets the nutcracker. Dec 06, 2015 the nutcracker act ii divertissement clifford ballet arizona 1990 duration. Houston ballet presents the nutcracker tickets event dates. Houston ballet nutcracker market at nrg center thursday, november 14 to sunday, november 17 shop till you drop at houstons highlyanticipated holiday shopping event, the annual nutcracker market at nrg center. Houston ballet presents nutcracker for final year this. The room is filled with the magical christmas spirit.
While the nutcracker is suitable for all ages, parents should use their best judgement and ensure that little ones are able to sit quietly for at least 45 minutes as the show is broken up. Mackenzie richter in houston ballet the nutcracker. Nutcracker market 2017 is full of the things you love. To say that it embodies spectacle is a wild understatement. Set in nineteenth century germany, the ballet opens at a charming christmas. Oct 09, 2017 executive director jim nelson said the company would give 14 performances of the nutcracker at smart financial centre in sugar land dec. Houston ballet and karina gonzalez return to the wortham with the. The 2nd act land of sweets is generally pretty boring because its just as you said one country after another. The story was based on a childrens fairy tale by e. They sail along the sea to the city of sweets in confitureurburg, the ruler of which is the nutcracker. With each transaction 100% verified and the largest inventory of tickets on the web, seatgeek is the safe choice for tickets on the web. Based in houston, texas, it is the fifth largest ballet company in the united states. The performance time was two hours with a 15 minute intermission.
The nutcracker houston tx tickets can be purchased from our site at affordable rates, so take a pick on the date that suits you the best. Lilly will appear in the performances listed below. But each year, some trends emerge from the things you come. Shchelkunchik listen help info is an 1892 twoact ballet fairy ballet. Youve successfully registered to receive houston ballet enews. The inhabitants of the city gladly greet masha and prince. Sleight director tapped for star wars, eli roth to make a borderlands movie and more. Tchaikovsky s nutcracker, the story of a young girls journey to a magical land on christmas eve, is perhaps not only the composers most famous work but also one of the most famous ballets of all time. Hoffmanns 24 january 1776 25 june 1822 story the nutcracker and the mouse king a story written in 1816, by e. Yes the nutcracker presented by the houston ballet will take place at the wortham center from november 29 till december 29, 2020. I used to perform with houston ballet back when ben stevenson was artistic director. With jennifer lopez, vanessa hudgens, leah remini, treat williams. One of stevensons longterm goals was to create an orchestra that specialized in ballet repertoire. Created by artistic director emeritus ben stevenson, with designs by acclaimed designer.
The dazzling array of costumes, lively music, beautiful dances, and colorful scenes are sure to keep even the youngest fans enchanted during the two act show. The divertissements of the second act continue to be an indulgent. Outstanding ballet the cynthia woods mitchell pavilion presented by huntsman woodlands. Wortham theater center 501 texas avenue houston 72272787.
The holiday season reignites with stanton welchs spectacular new production of the nutcracker. Tchaikovsky philharmonia orchestra, wolfgang sawallisch. Together, they performed nutcracker in december 1972. Few would dispute that the nutcracker is both a classical ballet and an. Hb at home stay connected with our dancers and staff from home visit.
Tickets on sale for houston ballets the nutcracker houston. The dance of the sugar plum fairy comes in the second act when the. She performs as a ballerina during the battle scene in act 1 and as an angel in act 2. Memorial city mall welcomes the nutcracker on ice to ice skate usa on friday, dec.
Nov 10, 2017 nutcracker market 2017 is full of the things you love. Houston ballet presents nutcracker for final year this christmas. November 12 to 15, 2020 nrg center, 8400 kirby drive, houston 77054 for more than 39 years, the houston ballet nutcracker market has been a holiday shopping staple in houston. I could never stay awake during the arabian dance no matter what. The houston ballet is celebrating its 50th year and the start of the. A big box store worker reinvents her life and her lifestory and shows madison avenue what street smarts can do. The nutcracker on ice at memorial city mall the buzz magazines. As she falls back asleep on the couch, her thoughts are filled with exciting, happy memories of the christmas eve party and the dancing dolls. Can i still get the nutcracker houston 2020 tickets.
The libretto is adapted from the german romantic author e. As a frequenter of the houston ballet and the nutcracker, i was very excited for a new rendition of the ballet that got me loving the ballet. There were trees laden with sweets, and a gleaming palace built out of jelly beans with a shiny white roof made of sugar icing. Opening night of houston ballets the nutcracker almost sold out. The performance was great i especially enjoyed the variety of the three numbers included. Choreographer george balanchines production of tchaikovskys ballet the nutcracker has become the most famous stage production of the ballet performed in the u. Houston ballet tickets houston ballet schedule cheaptickets. The second act, set in the land of sweets, is populated by the sugar plum fairy, a host of magical creatures, dancing snowflakes and flowers. The amazing journey of masha and the prince continues. Established in 2003, theatreland offers the largest individual collection of websites providing complete, impartial guides to all the theatrical, musical and performance arts events and venues in the worlds greatest theatre cities, from new yorks broadway to londons west end and from the showrooms of las vegas to shakespeares globe. The houston ballets fourday market features more than 280 booths, offering unique gifts, home decor, gourmet foods.
Toys come to life in houston ballet artistic director stanton welchs the. New holiday cheer and tradition meet in houston ballets the nutcracker. The nutcracker is a twoact ballet, originally choreographed by marius petipa and lev ivanov with a score by pyotr ilyich tchaikovsky op. Cw 14, is a fairy ballet in 2 acts and 3 scenes, written and orchestrated by tchaikovsky between february 1891 and april 1892. Houston ballet and houston symphony would continue to perform together for the next several years. Events and theaters in houston area nutcracker market. Browse our huge selection of tickets for every the nutcracker show. This year, the nutcracker is showing at the wortham theater center for the second. It is the most spectacular nutcracker i know, and my jaw remained dropped for the entire first act and most of the second. Get your cheap houston ballet tickets here today before they are gone. This was tchaikovskys last ballet, from which he compiled a. Houstons favorite holiday tradition is returning to the brown theater beginning on november 29, 2019 and running for exactly one month and because tickets for every nutcracker houston performance are on sale now, you can experience the magic, live and in person.430 1196 696 239 924 722 48 1000 957 220 1492 503 74 62 68 467 754 557 103 862 1103 1149 976 699 144 1468 16 1251 336 1454 1567 907 1304 175 198 630 90 888 1131 135 261 834 1281 1422 421 671 132 580