The Nutcracker Ballet in Houston, Texas by the Houston Ballet will enchant and delight the whole family for years to come! Houston Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker Ballet is one of the most dazzling, magical versions of The Nutcracker you will ever see!
To start your evening off in magical wonder, you can catch a lighted carriage ride in Downtown Houston. When you arrive inside The Wortham Center, you can take a classic family holiday photo in front of one of the tallest, most bedazzled Christmas trees in Houston.
The Wortham Center lobby is filled with all kinds of memorable souvenirs and also hosts a gourmet pasta and salad dining experience before the show. Patrons can also enjoy champagne and desserts while they wait.
The Wortham Theater stage is decorated in the finest regalia of the year. A beautiful golden frame filled with satiated cherubs adorns the stage around the stately red curtain.
When the Houston Ballet Orchestra plays the first notes, the audience is hushed in awe of the glorious splendor of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. Clara, masterfully played by Monica Gomez, delivers a first-rate performance. The Nutcracker Prince, regally played by Connor Walsh, enchants every heart! Aoi Fujiwara dances beautifully as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Clara and The Sugar Plum Fairy make every little girl want to become a ballerina by their spellbinding performances!
The orchestra plays the perfect rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The costumes and the set are both magical and memorable as well! And the entire cast in The Nutcracker presented by Houston Ballet is truly the “best of the best!”
We especially enjoyed the enthralling Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, Russian, Danish, English and French dances in Act II. At one point during the performance, snow falls from the ceiling and sparkle confetti showers the audience at the end!
Rating: 5 Stars! Absolutely “best of the best!”