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Texas Ballet Theater Offers HEART of Texas Newsletter Readers Discount Tickets for Select Performances at Bass Performance Hall and Winspear Opera House


The Texas Ballet Theater is once again partnering with HEART of Texas to offer our newsletter readers (that's you!) and other homeschoolers special ticket pricing on great seats, during select performances. The dates and times of these select performances are listed below.  You can purchase tickets as a group or as a family -- all homeschoolers can enjoy these great discounts.  You do not have to be a member of HEART of Texas or any other home school support group, but please mention HEART of Texas when you call.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first served basis, so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible to ensure the best section seating available during our select performances.  All tickets, even group tickets, must be paid for up front.  Please be aware that all sales are final.  

Please Note:  Some performances may not be appropriate for all audiences.  Please use your own judgment when considering allowing your children/family to view these productions.

2014 - 2015 SEASON: 

OCTOBER 17 - 19 -- Sleeping Beauty (Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth)
HEART of Texas Discount Day (20% Discount):  OCTOBER 18 at 2:00 pm
Details:  Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to be joined by The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra once again to present The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairytale about Princess Aurora, Prince Florimund, the evil fairy Carabosse and a one hundred-year Curse. Featuring music composed by Tchaikovsky, this piece is a beautiful retelling of the French version of the story by Charles Perrault. After the evil fairy is overlooked to attend the christening of the infant Princess Aurora, she places a curse on the child; if the Princess pricks her finger on a spinning wheel, she will die. One of the other fairies at the christening is able to partially reverse the curse. If the Princess pricks her finger, she will fall asleep for 100 years and must wait for Prince to wake her. This production has been described by critics as being "polished and lively" and with the addition of the live Symphony Orchestra, is poised to be a crowd favorite this season. 

 
NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 7 -- The Nutcracker (Winspear Opera House in Dallas)
HEART of Texas Discount Day (20% Discount): NOVEMBER 29 at 2:00 pm
Details:  Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with its traditional performance of The Nutcracker. Clara receives a mysterious Nutcracker from her godfather and it becomes the center of an astonishing dream. Come join Clara on her magical journey as she travels with a Nutcracker turned Prince to The Land of Sweets where she is treated to a celebration of sweets from around the world who dance just for her. Filled with enchantment and wonder, The Nutcracker is a delightful addition to any holiday celebration. Flying carpets, snow, and our talented dancers make this show unforgettable.

DECEMBER 12 - 27 -- The Nutcracker (Bass Hall in Fort Worth)
HEART of Texas Discount Day (30% Discount):  DECEMBER 14 at 7:00 pm 
Details:  Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with its traditional performance of The Nutcracker. Clara receives a mysterious Nutcracker from her godfather and it becomes the center of an astonishing dream. Come join Clara on her magical journey as she travels with a Nutcracker turned Prince to The Land of Sweets where she is treated to a celebration of sweets from around the world who dance just for her. Filled with enchantment and wonder, The Nutcracker is a delightful addition to any holiday celebration. Flying carpets, snow, and our talented dancers make this show unforgettable.

FEBRUARY 6 - 8 (2015) -- The Merry Widow (Bass Hall in Fort Worth)
HEART of Texas Discount Day (20% Discount):  FEBRUARY 7 at 2:00 pm
Details: For the second time in the 2014-2015 season, Texas Ballet Theater will be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for The Merry Widow. When a wealthy widow attends a ball where she is to be courted by a suitor, she becomes mixed up in a whirlwind of romantic confusion. Adapted from the operetta of the same name, this is a production that you will not want to miss.

APRIL 17 - 19 (2015) -- Masterworks (Dallas City Performance Hall)
HEART of Texas Discount Day (20% Discount):  APRIL 18 at 2:00 pm
Details: Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine worked to put into dance form the essence of the jewels that he admired. Rubies is one act of from the world's first ever plotless ballet, Jewels. In this act, the dancers race like lightening across the stage to an upbeat jazz-inflected score.

Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxtaposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, this is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners.

Five Poems is a serene neoclassical ballet that is set to Richard Wagner's Wesendonck Songs, a score based on five poems written by his lover. This delicate ballet, with choreography by Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, also features sets and costumes designed by actress Jane Seymour. Stevenson was inspired by drifting clouds at sunset and much of the choreography features the women of the company aloft, seemingly floating.

MAY 29 - 31 (2015) -- Artistic Director's Choice (Bass Hall in Fort Worth)
HEART of Texas Discount Day (20% Discount):  MAY 30 at 2:00 pm
Details: Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine worked to put into dance form the essence of the jewels that he admired. Rubies is one act of from the world's first ever plotless ballet, Jewels. In this act, the dancers race like lightening across the stage to an upbeat jazz-inflected score.

Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxtaposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, this is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners.

Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to present a world premiere by Jonathan Watkins, commissioned specifically for our dancers. Watkins is an internationally recognized choreographer and a former company member of The Royal Ballet.

To Purchase Tickets By Phone:  Call 877-828-9200, opt 1
You must mention HEART of Texas Home School Discount Program to get the discount.
Any homeschooler may take advantage of this program