Festival Ballet ‘Nutcracker’ set for weekend

The Facts
December 3, 2008


Experience the holiday season when you see Festival Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

Festival Ballet unwraps its glittering holiday treat at Brazoswood High School, with a 7 p.m. evening performance Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.

“The Nutcracker” is a fairy-tale story that never fails to enchant — 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.

“It’s a wonderful story that never grows old,” Artistic Director Deborah Rayburn said, “a beloved holiday tradition that touches the hearts of young and old alike.”

This “Nutcracker” production is very special, as it will include some of the most promising young dancers from the Greater Houston and Brazoria County area, with many dancers from the Academy of Ballet and Dance Arts in Lake Jackson.

As always, Festival Ballet performances also feature professional guest artists.

Festival Ballet is a performing semi-professional ballet company with locations in Houston, The Woodlands and Lake Jackson.

As an independent non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization, its mission is to enlighten and entertain audiences with classical and contemporary presentations, provide performance experience for advanced level ballet students and encourage and promote the art of dance in our community.

Brazoswood High School is at 302 W. Brazoswood Drive.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at (832) 830-5987, or online at www.festivalballethouston.org.