Conexión San Ángelo / Sara Beth Terral, contributor

Photos courtesy of Mike Erb

SAN ANGELO – Returning to its original home in the Murphey Performance Hall at City Auditorium, this all-new production of The Nutcracker made its debut, December 15 as it matched the elegance, sophistication, beauty, and history of its home. Based on the traditional story, this Nutcracker explored the components and connections of Clara’s real-life Christmas party to her fanciful dreams later that night. Party guests made appearances in her magical dreamscape in unique and unexpected forms, as she herself transformed into the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy who, along with her Nutcracker Prince, ruled this land of wonder. 

With new sets and costumes, this production evoked the memories of Nutcrackers past and the traditions of Nutcracker attendance, which so many people of the Concho Valley remembered fondly. 

The Nutcracker, a true homecoming, holiday experience for the entire family!


The Nutcracker, performed at the City Auditorium since 1983, except when it closed for seven years (2009-2016) made its debut, returning to its original home, renamed the Murphey Performance Hall at City Auditorium, last weekend, December 15 for four scheduled, majestic performances.

The four scheduled performances were as follows:

Friday 15th | 7:30 p.m. Opening Night

Saturday 16th | 2:00 p.m. Matinée 

Saturday 16th | 7:30 p.m. Performance

Sunday 17th | 2:00 p.m. Matinée

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