Both Texas Ballet Theater and Metropolitan Classical Ballet will open their annual Nutcracker productions this weekend: TBT in Bass Performance Hall and MCB in Texas Hall on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.


TBT’s lavish production by Ben Stevenson sold out last weekend in Dallas’s Winspear Opera House, and ticket sales are brisk for the Fort Worth run, the company reports. Letitia Oliveira, one of TBT’s brightest stars who’s been out with a foot injury since last summer, will make her first appearances this season, dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy. Other company regulars, including Carolyn Judson, Robin Bangert, Katelyn Clenaghan, Lucas Priolo, Carl Comer, and Eddy Tovar will also be seen. Casts will rotate throughout the run, which extends to Fri., Dec. 24.

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