By Vanessa Handrick
The Bay Area’s own professional ballet company, Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre, will present the popular Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, the weekends of Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14, at the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre.
The Nutcracker tells the beloved holiday story of Clara and her dream journey with her most treasured Christmas gift, the Nutcracker. The night after receiving the gift, Clara sneaks down to the Christmas tree to check on the doll and falls asleep with it in her arms. As the clock strikes midnight, strange things start to happen and the Nutcracker doll becomes a Prince fighting off rats and the Rat King to protect Clara.
The Nutcracker Prince then takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow where they are greeted by dancing Snow Flakes and the Snow Queen and then on to the Land of the Sweets – the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy! In the Land of the Sweets, Clara and her Prince are entertained with a celebration of sweets and dances!
The community is invited to support the local arts and join the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre for this special holiday ballet, which is always a special treat with beautiful sets, magical dancing and a timeless story.
Hours are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets to see BAHBT’s production of The Nutcracker range from $25-$35 and can be purchased by calling the BAHBT box office at 281-480-1617 or visiting www.bahbt.org. Group discounts are also available by calling the BAHBT box office.
Curtains at at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 & 6, 12 & 13
Curtains at 2 p.m.
Dec. 6 &7, 13 & 14
UHCL’s Bayou Theatre
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Range in price
or visit www.bahbt.org