Through Clara’s eyes, take the nostalgic and whimsical journey to the land of the sweets and around the world!
Whether you have witnessed it once or dozens of times, the magic of The Nutcracker never fades. Bask in the glow of a holiday tradition that has brought joy to millions. Amplify your family’s festive cheer with Clara’s timeless story, Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, and William Christensen’s iconic choreography.
Ballet West is back to live with live music, featuring the Ballet West Orchestra!
“The best Nutcracker in the United States.” – The New York Times
Choreography: Willam Christensen
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume Design: David Heuvel
Scenic Design: John Wayne Cook
Additional Scenic Design: Dick and Belinda Bird
World Premiere: 1944, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, California
Utah Premiere: December 27, 1955, Kingsbury Hall
Recommended ages 5 and up.
Programs, artists, and dates subject to change.
Ballet West Safety Promise
The health and safety of our patrons and staff are our highest priority. We are monitoring health officials’ guidelines for public gatherings and will adhere to accepted best practices. You can purchase with confidence and know that should our schedule change, we will continue to be flexible with your investment in us.
Houston Ballet Exchange
We are excited to welcome Houston Ballet principal artists Yuriko Kajiya and Connor Walsh who will appear as guest artists during performances of The Nutcracker this year! Guest Artist performance schedule to be announced soon!
AT THE JANET QUINNEY LAWSON CAPITOL THEATRE
|PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE|
|Dec 4||Matinee 2pm|
|Dec 4||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 5||Matinee 12pm|
|Dec 10||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 11||Matinee 2pm|
|Dec 11||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 12||Matinee 12pm|
|Dec 12||Evening 5pm|
|Dec 16||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 17||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 18||Matinee 2pm|
|Dec 18||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 19||Matinee 12pm|
|Dec 19||Evening 5pm|
|Dec 21||Matinee 2pm|
|Dec 21||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 22||Matinee 2pm|
|Dec 22||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 23||Matinee 2pm|
|Dec 23||Evening 7pm|
|Dec 24||Matinee 12pm|
|Dec 26||Matinee 12pm|
|Dec 26||Evening 5pm|
CASTING – TO BE DETERMINED
FOR THE MOST ACCURATE LIST OF PERFORMERS, BE SURE TO CHECK THE CASTING BOARD IN THE LOBBY.