Performances of the "The Nutcracker" at Houston Ballet and "A Christmas Carol" at The Alley Theatre have been a holiday tradition for decades in Houston.

Houston Matters

How Houston performing arts groups keep annual holiday shows fresh and interesting — without angering the faithful

Posted on · Stanton Welch of Houston Ballet and Rob Melrose of The Alley Theatre explain how their productions of "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol" have changed over the years and what these annual traditions mean for Houston.

Choreographer Justin Peck and the Twilight Epiphany Skyspace on the Rice University campus.

Houston Matters

Justin Peck visited an iconic piece of Houston art, and it inspired his next ballet

Posted on · The choreographer behind the 2021 remake of 'West Side Story' talks about his new world premiere, 'Under the Folding Sky,' and his work reimagining one of the most iconic musicals of all time.

Santa Claus rides a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Local tax attorney answers your tax filing questions. Plus, the Houston Ballet talks about its 2022-2023 season.

Posted on · With the tax filing deadline less than a month away, we talk with an expert who can help you prepare and get your taxes done for free. But first, we hear from Stanton Welch about the Houston Ballet season debut.

Houston Ballet First Soloist Allison Miller and Soloist Hayden Stark in August Bournonville’s "Flower Festival In Genzano" at Miller Outdoor Theatre, May 2021

The Arts In Houston

Houston Ballet’s 1st In-Person Performance In A Year Was Emotional For Audience And Performers

Posted on · After being cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, the performing arts are cautiously returning to Houston. The latest example is the Houston Ballet, which returned to live dance earlier this month – with a performance that was powerful both on and off stage.

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 22): Choreographer Trey McIntyre, Dr. Umair Shah, Pop Culture Conclave, And The Music Of Charlie Crockett

Posted on · On this episode, Executive Director of Harris Country Public Health, Dr. Umair Shah; inside the creative mind of dancer/choreographer Trey McIntyre; Our Pop Culture Conclave reconvenes to talk about the film I Still Believe, and all those cancellations; and we have singer Charley Crockett with "I Am Not Afraid."

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Houston Matters

Thursday’s Show: Rodeo Cancelled, And Balancing Safety With Privacy (March 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Why local officials cancelled the rodeo, balancing public safety with privacy concerns, how immigration policy changes affect performing arts, and a ballet piece set to the music of David Bowie.

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