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November 28, 2011

Downtown Austin Event: Ballet Austin's 49th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

Photo by Tony Spielberg
This year is Ballet Austin’s 49th year to perform The Nutcracker, making it the longest running production of this holiday classic in Texas. Performances will be held weekends throughout December at The Long Center. See the Ballet Austin Nutcracker website for performance dates and times, and to purchase tickets.

While The Nutcracker has been around for hundreds of years and has been performed countless times all over the world, Ballet Austin has been able to maintain an element of Austin in its performance – with the character Mother Ginger. Every year, Ballet Austin’s Mother Ginger Contest “recognizes and celebrates an unsung hero of the community who is generous, respected, influential and adored in the community.” To see the list of nominees and to recognize your favorite, visit their website before the voting deadline, November 30th

Photo by Tony Spielberg

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