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My goodness, Traci Greene, you are a force! The passion that went into this work poured off of the stage and down the aisles! There is absolutely no ceiling for you. God bless! What an incredible honor to witness the inaugural presentation of Houston’s Urban Nutcracker with my son. Good times! Diverse cultures, styles, expressions, talents, and ages…from the stage to the audience, Houston was on display in every beautiful way! Congratulations to the cast, choreographers (I see you Herman III Charles), and all who played a role in this production. Bravo! #WeAreHoUSton #ByWayOfBatonRouge #ThisIs40 #RaisingTunkin #SupportTheArts

Kimberly O.

December 3, 2018

Houston, TX · Before taking 21 beautiful young ladies to see the Houston Urban Nutcracker, we treated them to a #YearOfJoy #DesignGirlTravels #ASwoonEventNutcracker Brunch….outfitted with snow and all. Once finished, we headed out to see Traci Greene’s beautiful production of the#HoustonUrbanNutcracker. #HUN was AMAZING!!!! The girls were so excited and thankful to be able to see this beautiful ballet. This is what it’s all about!!! #OurYouth #GivingBack #TheArts #ItTakesAVillage

Deanna G.  

December 3, 2018

Congratulations Traci!! The Houston‘s Urban Nutcracker was AWESOME!!! Super proud of you!! Please keep Dreaming…. because your dreams are FABULOUS!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ???#Chitowngirls

Candra M.

December 3, 2018

Such a blessing to see the dream of your bestie come to fruition. Traci Greene’s debut of Houston’s Urban Nutcracker was absolute perfection!! Congratulations!!!

Melissa R.

December 3, 2018

Houston Urban Nutcracker was excellent! I had the pleasure of seeing the first matinee show earlier today. If you didn’t get tickets you missed out! I am so happy to have been part of the host committee and also a scene sponsor! Thank you Traci Greene you did that lady!!

Nataki L.

December 2, 2018 · Houston, TX

Congratulations to Traci Greene on the inaugural performance of the Houston’s Urban Nutcracker. It was a phenomenal creative dance theater show that highlighted the diverse Houston community. From the beginning to the very end, I was spellbound— the dancers, the costumes, and the sets! So happy to have been a small part of this dream coming true! Amazing work by some awesome ladies. Thank you for including me at all, Melanie Bibb. Celeste Madhere I didn’t get a chance to hug your neck— you rock! Get ready for next year!!!

Tracie P.

December 2, 2018

I was simply awe struck at the production. My niece was privileged to dance in 5 scenes and she nailed each one. The production is tour worthy.

Pat W.

Houston, TX · Houston’s Urban Nutcracker….What an extraordinary performance showcasing our youth’s talents!!! Traci Greene did an AMAZING job transposing the original story of the Nutcracker into a current, relevant and entertaining narrative of how a diverse people have enriched the lives of our communities with their talent, culture and gifts. Tonight, we celebrated our ‘future’ and the Houston community at large.

Dawnie B.

December 2, 2018

The show was amazing!! You are in for a treat!

Larita M.

December 1, 2018

Creative Director, Traci Green coached the cast with Unity, A Spirit of Excellence & Professionalism that brought me to tears as #HoustonsUrbanNutcreacker prepared to hit the stage!

Diane P.

December 2, 2018

What a blessed opportunity for Kaelyn to perform in Houston's Urban Nutcracker #houstonsurbannutcracker at the Hobby and to take an awesome photo with its creative director, the beautiful Mrs. Traci Greene. #SweetieBallerina was so proud to perform in Ms. Traci's Uptown Galleria scene. Ms. Traci's creative flare and professionalism shown through her stylish and energetic jazz piece. Her love for dance and her sincere and honest efforts to inspire the youth and showcase Houston's young and upcoming talent guaranteed #HUN's success from its inception to the last curtain call of its THIRD sold out show. KUDOS to you, Ms. Traci, your family, your choreographers, staff and cast, and all who assisted you to bring #HUN to fruition. Many blessings and congratulations! Lab Performing Arts Initiative, Inc. #browngirlsdoballet #jazzmoderncontemporarytaphiphop #notjustballetandstillonpointe

Kendra H.

December 2, 2018

Loved this show. Had a mix of all types of dance and cultures. My baby wants to audition next year!!!!

Racquel C.

December 2, 2018

So amazing!!♥

Janie Y.  

An amazing night! The Houston Urban Nutcracker will have you on the edge of your seat! The show is filled with dancers and actors as young as five to adulthood! The costumes are amazingly filled with striking colors. Marie and The Nutcracker takes the audience on a journey throughout Houston touching all cultures of the city with the a rousing closing which includes the Brass and Drum ensemble of Texas Southern University's Ocean of Soul. Kudos to all! Bravo to Dame Traci Greene, Creative Director

William D.

Magical❤ Your Dream Manifested Traci Greene! To God Be the Glory the Best is Yet To Come.

Regina J.

Great show!!!!!

Tiplah B.

It’s a brilliant update of the classic showcasing the diversity of a world class city with a “Texas-sized heart for the arts!!

Lecresha P.

That’s a wrap! Houston’s Urban Nutcracker’s debut was absolutely amazing! What a gift to Houston. Thank you Traci Green and Lab Performing Arts Initiative, Inc. for allowing me to be a part. It was an honor to choreograph the inaugural Montrose scene. 🏳️‍🌈 I watched the show all 3 times. 🤗

Harrison G.


Supporting Cast Auditions 2019

Supporting Cast Auditions August 24th

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Leading Cast Auditions August 25th


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Houston’s Urban Nutcracker: A modern, inclusive twist on a holiday classic


2018 Call For Sponsorship


2019 HUN Promo Video

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