The Nutcracker Ballet – A 29-year tradition in Kingwood/Humble Area. Kingwood Dance Theatre will present the Nutcracker Ballet, a familiar holiday favorite, in the Atascocita High School Theatre on December 5 and 6. For the past 29 years, the full-length production, with extensive sets and costumes, has brought the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to life.
A cast of over 100 dancers and performers fill the stage. A gliding sleigh, magical trunk, and falling snow add to the enchantment of the ballet, set to the well-known music of Peter Tchaikovsky.
This year the production will feature Michelle Peterson as the Sugar Plum Fairy role and guest artist, Andre Prikhodko, as Prince. Hannah Hanz and Amber Robinson will perform as the Snow Queen. All three ladies are senior dancers with Kingwood Dance Theatre. Other featured dancers include Rebecca Braden and Kiera King in the Dew Drop role. Lilly Agnew and Jenna Monteleone will share the Clara roll.
The production will include guest artist Ben Rose as the Russian Trepak and Soldier Doll. Dylan Croy will partner with Amber Robinson and Hannah Hanz in the “Arabian Dance” and Rebecca Braden and Kiera King for the “Magic Trunk Dolls.”
Kingwood Dance Theatre’s performances are Saturday, December 5, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 6, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reserve seating tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at KingwoodDanceTheatre.com or at Rowland/Ballard School, 1320 Kingwood Drive. Tickets will also be sold at the theatre box office during the performances starting an hour before curtain. Area girl and boy scouts may be interested in the badge-earning program, which includes a tour backstage after the performances.
Atascocita High School is located at the intersection of W. Lake Houston Pkwy and Will Clayton Pkwy. Kingwood Dance Theatre is a nonprofit public supported organization under the artistic direction of Sheryl Rowland. For more information or to order tickets call 281-358-4616.