Holiday films such as Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and my personal favorite, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Squirrreel!), have become as stereotypical to the holiday season as Christmas trees and cheesy holiday music specials. However, one of the more timeless entertainment traditions of the Christmas season is The Nutcracker. For those who somehow missed out this classic story, it's the story of a girl named Clara and her nutcracker and the night where inanimate objects transform into living, breathing beings, eventually culminating in an all out war between the nutcracker prince and the mouse king. It's basically like a holiday version of The Matrix. And for those enthusiasts or other people interested in stories in which everything suddenly becomes something else, the Texas Ballet Theatre will present Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker Friday through December 24 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 22 and 2 p.m. Friday, December 24. For tickets and more information visit texasballettheatre.org.
Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 22, 8 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 24, 2 p.m. Starts: Dec. 10. Continues through Dec. 23, 2010