Prepare to be dazzled, amazed, and speechless. The famous Nutcracker ballet has returned to the Bryan-College Station area for another holiday season! The dancers of Ballet Brazos bring you one of the world’s most time-honored holiday traditional tales.

Many are familiar with the Nutcrackers story line and premise, where a nutcracker comes to life and takes a woman on a magical adventure through a dream land on Christmas Eve. However, those who have not experienced it at a ballet have never truly known the pure beauty of this story. Tchaikovsky’s musical compositions are so stunningly riveting to the ears. His melodies will enchant you, and quite honestly there isn’t a better way to get in the cheerful holiday spirit.

Ballet Brazos presents its 6th annual production of “The Nutcracker”, which will feature the return of the New York City Ballet Dancers Ashley Laracey and Andrew Veyette.

Guest artists from across the state and pre-professional performers practice for months on end to provide an enchanting evening full of laughter, magic and fun. This holiday tradition will help to bring together and connect both old and new audiences.

This 1816 holiday tale is the longest running production in Texas, and will feature breathtaking costumes, sets and scenery. Under the direction of Suzanne Moreau and Diane Wilcox and directed by Artistic Advisor Katy Ellison, this evening will be one for the books.

Watch the Nutcracker battle against the evil Mouse King, in an ultimate dual of good versus evil this Christmas season. Although this show developed right outside Russia, the Brazos Ballet’s adaptation won’t disappoint! Allow yourself to be enchanted and take your imagination on the time of your life.

There will be a total of two showings on Dec. 9. The first is a matinee at 2 p.m., which will be followed by an evening performance at 7 p.m. The show will take place at the Rudder Auditorium, on the Texas A&M Campus.

This classic fairytale ballet is known worldwide, and it will knock your ballet shoes off. Tickets may be purchased at or the MSC Box Office.