Holiday tradition continues with a twist through Pandemic Nutcracker

Holiday tradition continues with a twist through Pandemic Nutcracker
Pandemic Nutcracker

The Victoria Ballet Theatre company members rehearse for the upcoming Pandemic Nutcracker.

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VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria is one of the few places in the state where an in-person performance of The Nutcracker will go on. 

“Since we’ve all been dancing together since we were 9 years old, we’ve sort of built this tight community and so I think this being our senior year especially and with all the difficulties with COVID-19, it’s been nice to have that trust within each other that we’ve been able to built up because without that trust I don’t think we’d be able to do this in person like most other companies in other places in Texas and all over the country,” said Thea Porr, who portrays the Snow Queen.

It’s being called a Pandemic Nutcracker, a Victoria Ballet Theatre production and tradition. There are fewer performers than in previous years due to the pandemic and all performers have gone through health checks for COVID-19 symptoms. Gathering with loved ones outside the household will happen after the show wraps up in order to keep the performers and their co-stars safe.

The show runs between December 10th to December 13th at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts to learn more about how you can watch the virtual performance or get tickets for the in-person experience by going here.