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Houston Ballet’s Connor Walsh Talks About Dancing “The Nutcracker” And Actor Julia Krohn Stars in “Elf-The Musical”

It’s a holiday-themed podcast episode, featuring conversations about two major Christmas productions, as well as memories and traditions, with a principal dancer and a prominent local actor.


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In this episode of the podcast "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Catherine Lu chats with Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Connor Walsh. They talk about his lead role as "The Prince," which he originated for Stanton Welch's The Nutcracker, as well as his childhood Nutcracker memories and finding time for holiday traditions amidst a busy performance schedule. Performances of The Nutcracker run through December 29 at the Wortham Center.

Then, Ernie Manouse talks to actor Julia Krohn, who grew up in Houston in an acting family and is a graduate of HSPVA. Krohn stars as “Buddy’s” stepmother in Elf – The Musical, based on the 2003 movie. Theatre Under The Stars presents the Broadway hit through December 22 at the Hobby Center.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.

Music used: Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (excerpts) courtesy of Houston Ballet, Elf – Main Title from Movie and Elf – The Musical trailer courtesy of TUTS


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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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