BALLET AUSTIN PRESENTS
December 4-23, 2021 | The Long Center
Bring the magic of the holiday season to life
From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annual production of THE NUTCRACKER is Austin’s favorite holiday tradition! Hundreds of dancers perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra. Share this sweet treat with your favorite people and celebrate the season with Ballet Austin.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills
MUSIC: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT: Austin Symphony Orchestra
Run time: Two 50-minute acts with a 20-minute intermission
AVAILABLE AT EACH SHOW
FOOTLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES & FOOTLIGHTS: takes place one hour before the show inside Dell Hall on the second-floor Mezzanine level. Both of these behind-the-scenes talks are FREE and created for audience members of all ages. FOOTLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES available at matinee shows, focuses on the characters and the storyline of The Nutcracker. FOOTLIGHTS available at evening shows, focuses on the history and story behind Stephen Mills’ creation. Duration: 20 minutes, provided by Ballet Austin’s Community Education Staff
BALLET-O-MANIA: Walk through our pop-up museum, BALLET-O-MANIA, located on the second-floor Mezzanine level in the Kodosky Lounge. Your ticket to the show gives you free entry to this interactive discovery area which includes exhibits on The Nutcracker and future productions including pointe shoes, costumes, and more! If you’ve experienced BALLET-O-MANIA in the past, be sure to see it again as it changes for each production! Provided by Ballet Austin’s Community Education Staff
Photo Stations: Scattered around the Long Center are photo vignettes for you and your family to commemorate your time at Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker. Snap a selfie at each and be sure to tag us online #NutcrackerATX. Provided by Ballet Austin’s Young Children’s Division Petite Parties.
Click below to view the official trailer:
- Date: December 4-23, 2021
- Time: Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2:00 p.m. | Dec 21-23 at 2:00 p.m.
- Venue: Long Center for the Performing Arts
- Website: https://balletaustin.org/performances/thenutcracker/
- Cost: $29.00-$94.00
- Phone: 512.476.2163
- Name: Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. Established in 1956, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has a rich history, featuring original, acclaimed productions and a commitment to creating access to programs. Ballet Austin owns and operates a combined training facility located in the heart of downtown Austin and is among the 15 largest classical ballet companies in the country.
- Address: 701 W Riverside Drive
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78704