The Nutcracker
by Tex-Arts

Dec. 06 - Dec. 07, 2014

Elke Boucher-Depew (photo: Karla Ent)The TexARTS Youth Ballet Theatre will present the beloved holiday favorite The Nutcracker at the St. Michael's Academy Gloria Delgado Theatre, Dec. 6 and 7.

Elke Boucher-Depew, a third-grader at Serene Hills Elementary, stars as Clara in this annual production, which is now in its seventh year. Nine-year-old Evan Paley will dance the title role of the Nutcracker Prince. Ashlyn Whiteside, a freshman at Vandergrift High School, will reprise her role as the Sugar Plum Fairy.  They will be joined by special guests Chris Abramson as Drosselmeier and Truc Chi Tieu as Frau Stahlbaum. The cast features 44 young dancers, all who study ballet at TexARTS.

The Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by TexARTS Education Director Darren Gibson. Mr. Gibson has staged ballets for Richmond Ballet and Boston Ballet, and assisted Tony Award-Winner Ann Reinking with an original work for the American Ballet Theatre.

This charming ballet tells the story of Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker Prince as they embark on a magical journey to the Land of Snow and watch in delight as the Sugar Plum Fairy hosts a dazzling array of dances in the Land of Sweets.

The Nutcracker runs December 6 at 2 pm and 6 pm, December 7 at 2 pm at St. Michael’s Academy at the Gloria Del Gado Theatre. Tickets cost $15.00 and are available at or by calling the box office at 512-852-9079 x101

TexARTS is a nonprofit arts organization that offers year-round classes in acting, voice, ballet, dance and visual arts as well as completely staged youth and professional productions. TexARTS is recognized throughout the region for its professional theatre and educational programs

The Nutcracker

December 06 - December 07, 2014
Gloria Delgado Theatre at St. Michael's Catholic Academy
3000 Barton Creek Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78735

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2PM & 6PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2PM