By Debbie Anderson November 9, 2022 November 11th, 2022 No Comments


Photo courtesy of Avant Chamber Ballet

Avant Chamber Ballet, Nutcracker: Short and Suite

White’s Chapel 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake,

Avant’s version of the holiday classic is abridged but no less a spectacle with dazzling costumes and live music. Choreographed by Paul Mejia, this version appeals to all ages. Tickets for the one-night-only evening performance are available online and at the door. Nov. 17

Texas Ballet Theater, The Nutcracker

Winspear Opera House 2403 Flora St., Dallas; Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth;

The Texas Ballet Theater company splits its time between Dallas and Fort Worth for multiple performances of the holiday classic. The Nutty Nutcracker, the dancers’ comedic interpretation of the original, is one night only, Dec. 16, in Fort Worth.) The magic of the ballet includes not only the familiar score and lords and ladies leaping, but snowfall, too. Nov. 25-Dec. 24

The Nutty Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for the Texas Ballet Theater troupe. Photo by Steven Visneau