The Texas Ballet Theater will return to its resident venues during the 2021-2022 season, starting with the vacation favorite The Nutcracker.
The non-profit ballet company to open its season with The Nutcracker, choreographed by the artistic director of TBT Ben Stevenson, OBE, at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas on November 26. The production will run in Dallas until December 5, then move to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth from December 10-26.
For one night only, the company will trade tradition for fantasy at the December 17 performance of The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall. This annual parody features wacky characters and pop culture moments embedded in the mainstream story of The Nutcracker.
Next, the dancers of TBT will perform A Tchaikovsky Evening, a mixed repertoire production featuring Georges balanchineIconic serenade by and two world premieres – Star Crossed by Stevenson and Violin Concerto in D by TBT Associate artistic director Tim o’keefe. A Tchaikovsky Night will take place February 11-13 at the Wyly Theater in Dallas and February 18-20 at Bass Performance Hall.
The company will close its season with the world premiere of Stevenson’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 6-8 at Winspear Opera House and May 20-22 at Bass Performance Hall. The public will finally see the long-awaited premiere, initially scheduled to end the 19-20 season.
“With a return to the stage and three world premieres, this is perhaps the most exciting season for Texas Ballet Theater to date,” said Stevenson. “Our dancers can’t wait to perform again, and we look forward to welcoming new and familiar friends to the audience.”
Customers can purchase Seasonal Package subscriptions now by visiting https://texasballettheater.org/season-packages or by calling the box office at 877-828-9200 option 1. Single tickets go on sale August 2.
To support TBT or for more information on the upcoming season, visit www.texasballettheater.org.
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