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‘The Children’s Nutcracker’ Coming to the Lila Cockrell Theatre

This month, the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio will perform a modern rendition of the classic holiday favorite, The Children’s Nutcracker, at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. This full-length production brings Tchaikovsky’s beloved score to life with dazzling costumes, multimedia integrated scenery, award-winning classical dancers, gifted artists of diverse disciplines and abilities (including special needs artists), gymnasts, actors and other performing artists ranging in age from three to 19. This is the company’s ninth production to date.

The Children’s Nutcracker follows the tale of the traditional Nutcracker while focusing on the realities of a modern-day San Antonio family in place of the aristocratic German family from the 1800s. Drones and other digital gadgets take the place of dolls on the holiday wish list, and San Antonio traditions are celebrated and showcased.

“Dance is for everyone, and The Children’s Nutcracker connects with families of the modern age while celebrating the classical ballet master piece, The Nutcracker, said Vanessa Bessler, Founder of The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio. Bessler is a former Prima Ballerina and a four-time Youth America Grand Prix Outstanding Teacher Award winner who has created a gateway in San Antonio for young artists interested in pursuing a professional career in dance.

The Children’s Nutcracker
Nov. 21-23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
The Lila Cockrell Theatre
200 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Tickets are available at the Lila Cockrell box office or online.

About the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio

The award-winning Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) is an authentic, professional-level ballet company that produces professionally staged productions showcasing San Antonio’s most talented children. Dancers are selected by invitation or audition. The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio is a nonprofit organization 501(c)3. For more information, visit or call 210-462-7660.

The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) seeks to inspire the pursuit of excellence and prepare for productive and creative lives through dance by offering extensive training and performance opportunities for talented children from all backgrounds.

Photos by Alexander Devora Photography.

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