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Houston Ballet at 50 – The Nutcracker

Stanton Welch & Jennifer Sommers discuss the role of female characters in Houston Ballet’s newest production of The Nutcracker.

In 1972, the Houston Ballet presented their first Nutcracker Ballet, quickly becoming a Houston favorite and a holiday classic. In 2016, Artistic Director Stanton Welch premiered his all new production of The Nutcracker, which continues to thrill audience this year during their 50th Anniversary season.

Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse

Executive Producer & Host, Town Square

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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