Texas Children's Cancer Center Gets Visit From Sugar Plum Fairy in Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER

Houston, TX - On Monday, Dec. 2nd and 9th, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., costumed dancers from Houston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will make a special visit to Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers. This holiday season Houston Ballet will present 34 performances of The Nutcracker at the Wortham Theater Center November 29 - December 29, and the dancers want to bring the magic of the performance to children who may not have the opportunity to see the production. On December 2, 2013, Houston Ballet principal Sara Webb, principal Ian Casady, demi soloist Jim Nowakowski, and corps de ballet dancers Aria Alekzander, Aaron Sharratt, and Natalie Varnum will participate in this event. On December 9, 2013, corps de ballet dancers Katelyn May, Jacquelyn Long, Alyssa Springer, and apprentice Silken Kelly will visit Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers.

Each year, dancers from Houston Ballet bring the magic of The Nutcracker to children at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers. Houston Ballet dancers enjoy visiting the children at other points during the year as well. These visits are part of Houston Ballet's community outreach program. Houston Ballet performs The Nutcracker from Nov. 29 through Dec. 29 at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.

WHAT: The Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Flower, Columbine and Nutcracker from Houston Ballet's The Nutcrackervisit Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHO: Houston Ballet dancers and pediatric cancer patients from Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Centers

WHERE: Texas Children's Hospital

PARKING: News media should park in garage 16 at the Clinical Care Center, 6701 Fannin, (corner of Bates).

PR & Marketing staff will meet you in the lobby and escort you to the floor.

Please pull a yellow coin for validation. Unfortunately, valet tickets cannot be validated.

Houston Ballet's performances of The Nutcracker continue through Dec. 29, 2013. For tickets call 713 227 2787 or 1 800 828 ARTS. Tickets are also available at www.houstonballet.org, Houston Ballet Box Office at Wortham Theater Center and all Ticketmaster outlets at Fiesta and select H-E-B stores.




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