From new stages to elaborate costumes, Houston Ballet's multi-million dollar revamp of The Nutcracker is a feast for the eyes. Here, we do the numbers on how they created the larger-than-life restaging. But don't worry—the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mouse King, Nutcracker Prince and friends maintain their century-old charms.

Houston Ballet's The Nutcracker

Thru Dec 27. From $19. Brown Theater at Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-523-6300. houstonballet.com

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The Nutcracker

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 7:30 PM $19–135 Wortham Theater Center

The Sugar Plum Fairy, Mouse King, Cavalier and a host of other beloved characters take the stage in creative director Stanton Welch’s reimagined version of t...