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.

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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.

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