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