The stage of the Wortham Theater Center plays host to an amazing new production which steps into the giant footprints left by the vaunted Ben Stevenson production of ‘The Nutcracker’ that not only holds its own, but is sure to become a new favorite for years to come. Houston Ballet’s production of Stanton Welch’s ‘Nutcracker’ is beautiful tour de force that must be seen to be believed – a show for the ages and a feast for the eyes.
Houston Ballet’s new staging of “The Nutcracker” which debuted last month after years of anticipation and months of preparation is worthy of the world-class company and a divine successor to the Stevenson production. Stanton Welch has envisioned a new interpretation of the timeless story that reimagines the world of the Nutcracker through a new and tremendous cast of characters that bring the story to new and rejuvenated life.
With Melody Mennite as Clara, Connor Walsh as the Nutcracker Prince, Sara Webb as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Ian Casady as Drosselmeyer, the cast of strong dancers have fantastic roles to fill which they do with verve and joy, making this show new and exciting – not only something that you should see, but something you must see.