Conroe Courier

Experience the warmth of the holiday season with the Festival Balletís production of The Nutcracker, which returns to the stage at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Lone Star College-Montgomery for the 15th annual performance of the holiday classic.

The Nutcracker is a fairy-tale story that never fails to enchant ó from the Christmas tree that grows, spinning snowflakes and waltzing flowers, to the toy soldiers battling the Mouse King, and of course, the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugarplum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier. The Nutcracker fills the season with excitement, as it transforms the theater into a winter wonderland.

This production is very special, as it will include some of the most promising young dancers from the greater Houston area. Open auditions took place in September across the Houston area. The opportunity to perform in a production of this scale is thrilling for the young dancers and an experience they will treasure.

As always Festival Balletís Nutcracker features the best in professional Guest Artists and local area dancers. The Guest Artistís for this production includes Ilya Kozadayev as the Sugar Caviler. Ilya is a Soloist with HoustonBallet.

Tickets start at $12 for advance sales and go up to $18 at the door.

Affordable ticket prices and excellent seats assure a memorable experience for the entire family. Tickets may be purchased at (832) 592-7360 or