Best Bets • 12-18-15

Posted on 17 Dec 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.18—Sunday 12.27

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Go nuts with Texas Ballet Theater

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is perhaps the most beloved of all ballets, and a holiday staple for more than a century. As always, the Texas Ballet Theater presents a Ben Stevenson staging of the gorgeous show, that for many exemplifies the season. But it’s not all serious art going on at Bass Hall — on Dec. 18, a one-night-only performance replaces the traditional choreography as TBT puts on The Nutty Nutcracker, a zany take on the original. (In addition, there’s still time to see MBS Productions’ own annual spoof, Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker! at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison.)

DEETS:
Nutty Nutcracker
Dec. 18
Traditional Nutcracker
Through Dec. 27
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St.
Fort Worth
TexasBalletTheater.org

Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker
Stone Cottage Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Through Dec. 27
BurlesqueNutcracker.com

Tuesday 12.22

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See Ralphie shoot his eye out on the silver screen

When A Christmas Story came out in theaters in 1983, it was a modest success at best. But over the decades — and owing to TBS’ marathon running each Dec. 25 — it has become one of the classic movies of the season. But you don’t have to wait until Christmas Day, or even watch it on a TV. You can see it projected onto the big screen at the Magnolia on Tuesday at the weekly Big Movie, sponsored by Dallas Voice.

DEETS:
Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre
3699 McKinney Ave. in the West Village
7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 18, 2015.

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