The holidays are a time for magic and imagination, a time for the impossible to become possible and miracles to come true. Embrace holiday traditions this year with Texas Ballet Theater and Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker. It’s Christmas Eve, and Clara receives a magical doll that has come to life to take her on a whimsical journey. Join her and The Nutcracker Prince as they prance with toy soldiers, twirl with snowflakes and conquer the evil King Rat. This classical ballet was first staged at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. It was based off E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The Nutcracker continues through December 24 at Bass Performance Hall, Fourth and Calhoun streets in Fort Worth. Tickets are $19 to $99. For more information call 877-828-9200 or visit texasballettheater.org. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays.
Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Dec. 17. Continues through Dec. 24, 2011