Friday 11.24 — Saturday 12.02

Sugar plums, on deck! It’s time for ‘The Nutcracker’

You can always tell when it’s holiday season in North Texas: That’s when Texas Ballet Theater stages its annual Christmas pudding, aka Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. As always, Sir Ben Stevenson’s lively version of the gorgeous classic will have runs both in Fort Worth’s Bass Hall and Dallas’ Winspear. There’s no excuse not to see one and get in the yuletide mood!

DEETS: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St.
Nov. 24–Dec. 3.
Bass Performance Hall,
535 Commerce St., Fort Worth.
Dec. 8–24.

Saturday 11.25 — Saturday 12.30


All for one! Theatre Britain bows out with ‘3 Musketeers’

Theatre Britain has been a staple of the North Texas theater scene for more than 15 years, but all good things must come to an end. So, this will be the final show by the company before its founders return to Merrie Olde England. And it is going out on a high note: one of the troupe’s traditional Christmas pantos, with cross-dressing, broad music-hall humor and bawdy jokes … but still family friendly. This year’s spoof? A world premiere adaptation of The Three Musketeers.

DEETS: Cox Playhouse,
1517 H Ave., Plano.

Friday 11.24 — Tuesday 12.26


Yee-haw! Tchaikovsky gets a sexy, Texas twist

You can see a traditional Nutcracker if that’s your thing, or you can laugh your Capezios off in The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker, Mark-Brian Sonna’s Texas-twanged send-up where a small-town church accidentally hires a busload of strippers to perform Tchaikovsky’s ballet. The hit holiday tradition moves into the larger main stage space at Addison Theatre Centre this year.

DEETS: Main stage at the Addison Theatre Centre,
15650 Addison Road.