It's a tradition, a big tradition here in Texarkana and it's going on thirty years. It's the Christmas favorite The Nutcracker and it's coming to the Perot Theater in Downtown Texarkana.

It was such a big disappointment last year when the local production of The Nutcracker was canceled due to Covid-19. So this year it will be even more special.


Presented by the Texarkana Community Ballet this year's production will be Friday, December 3 at 7PM, Saturday, December 4 there will be two shows with the matinee at 2PM and the second show at 7PM,  and the last day Sunday, December 5 will be a 2PM matinee.

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According to the Texarkana Community Ballet Facebook page, the cast includes:

The following dancers were chosen for soloist and featured dancer roles: Sugar Plum Fairy: Olivia Grace George Nutcracker Prince: Will Porterfield Clara: Rylee McDuffie Fritz: Layne Byers Dew Drop Fairy: Eleanor Hornok Snow Queen: Norah Jordan Ballerina Doll: Lauren Friday Harlequin Doll: Helen Clark Hays Mother Ginger: Paige Chambers Reed Flutes: Summer Barrick Michael Skotnik will again perform as Herr Drosselmeyer, the mysterious dollmaker who gifts Clara with her nutcracker, setting the stage for her magical journey.

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Tickets are $15, $13, $11 and can be purchased at the Perot Theatre Box Office located at 221 Main Street in Texarkana, Texas. You can also buy the tickets online at For more information call the Perot at (903) 792-4992.

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