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Texas Ballet Theater 'Nutcracker'


This holiday season the Texas Ballet Theater reveals its new “Nutcracker” choreography by the masterful artistic director Ben Stevenson. True to the classic plot of E.T.A. Hoffman’s story a young girl, Clara, and her magical Nutcracker Prince, Stevenson embraces her dream with exciting and beautiful choreography, imaginative costumes and sets and a stunning grand pas de deux.

Carolyn Judson as the Sugar Plum Fairy is more than a graceful beauty. Partnering with Lucas Priolo as the handsome prince their pas de deux is breathtaking. They are a perfect pair both possessing strong technical abilities and prowess that allows Stevenson to create exquisite and demanding choreography. Their expressive artistic beauty is enhanced by their powerful chemistry and Ms. Judson’s complete trust in her partner.

Carl Coomer’s commanding performances as the Snow Prince excites audiences with dazzling leaps and airtime. Before coming to North Texas, he performed with the Royal Ballet and the Houston Ballet. Other cast notables are Alexander Kotelenets, a native of Kiev who began his training at the Kiev State Ballet School and native Texan Katelyn Clenaghan enjoying her eleventh season with The Texas Ballet. Kotelenets and Ms. Clenagham add sensuous fun with the Arabian choreography. The outstanding young dancer Ms. Hsieh plays the Snow Queen, Clara and an alluring dancer in Spanish in various productions.

With an accomplished cast, strong choreography, beautiful sets, dynamic costumes and Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this critically acclaimed new production deserves to be part of everyone’s holiday celebration.

Winspear Opera House
AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 954-9925

Remaining performances now through December 2, 2012
Ticket prices range from $19-$99

Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 212-4300

Performances: December 7-23, 2012
Ticket prices range from $19-$99

The Texas Ballet Theater

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