These four ballet companies refreshed their productions of the beloved holiday classic.
Melody Mennite in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Photo courtesy of Houston Ballet
Australian choreographer Stanton Welch joined the Houston Ballet in 2003, and last year he set a brand-new version of The Nutcracker on the company.
Katharine Precourt as the Snow Queen. Photo courtesy of Houston Ballet
Clara and Drosselmeyer still travel to the Land of Sweets to visit the Sugar Plum Fairy, but a whole new cast of characters, sets, costumes and choreography fill the stage.
The company. Photo courtesy of Houston Ballet