Ballet San Antonio is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated 2023-24 season. This year’s lineup of ballet productions is sure to captivate audiences of all ages! The upcoming season will feature three shows: the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast, the magical holiday tradition of The Nutcracker, and the world premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Beauty and the Beast
Kicking off the season, Ballet San Antonio presents Beauty and the Beast, featuring choreography by the renowned Bruce Wells. The tale as old as time follows a young prince who is transformed into a fearsome beast. Only true love can break the curse, and local villager, Belle, may hold the key to his salvation. “As a family-friendly show, I hope Beauty and the Beast gives young people an introduction into the world of ballet that inspires a lifelong love for ballet and the arts,” said Wells. Beauty and the Beast will grace the stage at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts October 13 – 15, 2023.
Continuing the holiday tradition, Ballet San Antonio invites audiences to experience the magic of The Nutcracker. This piece will once again be choreographed by Haley Henderson Smith and Easton Smith. “Every year, we’re challenged with both appealing to a wide audience and bringing something new to the table,” said Henderson Smith. “We hope audiences enjoy the decisions we’ve made to make this year’s performance of The Nutcracker a special one.” This production features a children’s cast of over 100 talented performers from the San Antonio area. It will also be accompanied by the enchanting melodies of the CMI Orchestra. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this magical holiday tradition, with multiple performances throughout December 2023.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lastly, Ballet San Antonio proudly presents the world premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring captivating choreography by Ballet San Antonio’s own Rafael Ferreras. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play, this delightful comedy of misunderstandings explores the intertwined love stories of Hermia, Lisandro, Demetrio, Titania, Oberon, Puck, and more.
“Everyone interprets the story in their way. For me, this performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream captures the feeling you have when you first wake up in the morning and you’re half awake, in a dream world,” said Ferreras. “It is the first full-length ballet I am choreographing, and we are all very excited.” The much-anticipated performance is scheduled for February 2024.
Interested? Get Tickets
All performances will take place at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in the H-E-B Performance Hall, located at 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205.
2023-24 season subscriptions and memberships are on sale now. Individual tickets for the 2023-24 season may be purchased through the Tobin Center website starting August 1st. To learn more, visit balletsanantonio.org.
About Ballet San Antonio
The mission of Ballet San Antonio is to share the splendor of dance through diverse artistic performances and outreach programs that reflect, promote and enrich the cultural heritage of the South Texas community. BSA holds an uncompromising commitment to continually attract and nurture exceptional professional dancers, create distinctive performances, and make dance accessible to the widest possible audiences through partnerships with local organizations. For more information, visit balletsanantonio.org.