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I absolutely love the Houston twist to the Nutcracker story, the variety of dance genres that were included and the energy and participation of the audience. I strongly believe that representation matters and when my children's race is typically over represented, I believe it's important for me to intentionally surround them with diversity. This show was so much fun!
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...we went to see the Urban Nutcracker and we thoroughly enjoyed their unique spin on the traditional Nutcracker ballet. Clare's Urban Nutcracker takes her on a journey through the different ethnic neighborhoods in Houston and shows her the beauty of the cultures within them. Towards the end...Clare's journey takes her to TSU's campus for a Homecoming celebration that ended up being Abby's favorite scene!
it was worth every mile we drove and every penny spent! She literally sat at the edge of her seat and gasped in amazement for most of the show.I am certain that she left encouraged, exposed, and inspired
Houston’s Urban Nutcracker: ART, EXCELLENCE, and REPRESENTATION! The show was awesome and definitely a new Christmas tradition.
It was an awesome show! All of the cast did an amazing job! I loved every act! Looking forward to next year!
Is there a higher number than 5 stars?! Congrats to all involved!! You certainly displayed the melting pot that is HOUSTON, TX. I’m on Cloud 9 right now!
Amazing Performance. Every moment was exhilarating.
What a way to bring back the Christmas season. Houston’s Urban Nutcracker was absolutely incredible. So many talented and gifted young performers. Absolutely amazed and blown away.
Below My Feet Performing Arts
…went to the Houston Urban Nutcracker! And oh what a time!! We had a blast. The Houston Urban Nutcracker exceeded all our expectations. It was fabulous!
Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church
I cannot fully express the awesomeness of the Houston Urban Nutcracker show my daughter and I witnessed this afternoon…I tell you this show was so hype and everyone in it did sooooo well!! The choreography, costumes, diverse cast…was ALL on point! Kudos to the entire team!
The beautiful diversity that was shown. The talent of those kids and adults. I smiled from beginning to end. I could not sit still through out all the performances. Just a beautiful show.
…you have got to add this amazing musical celebrating Houston’s beautiful, diverse culture to your must do Christmas list
An Amazing Shoe and beautiful representation of the diversity and culture in Houston! I absolutely fell in love with this production.
The show was amazing! All the dancers were beautiful. My daughter has not stopped talking about it and wants to audition next year. Keep doing what you’re doing.
This was by far one of the best productions I’ve seen in my entire life it was an inspiring, representative, super engaging, informative, beautiful, diverse masterpiece. I am better because I took my 6 year old brown girl to this show.
ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Family fun. I had the opportunity to witness not only my granddaughter, but so many talented young people perform in the #URBANNUTCRACKER on last evening. The show was not only exhilarating but we learned a lot of Houston history. That was the most unique Nutcracker I'd ever attend it.
Omgggggggg!!! …The show was absolutely amazing!!!! So much talent on one stage!!! I will go see this play everyday if I could and definitely would travel to see them perform again. Lastly, let’s just say I’ve been living in Houston for seven years and after watching the play I’m like I need to get out and explore Houston, I was truly inspired. Houston Urban Nutcracker is a MUST see.
Two days isn’t enough! Please please, please extend performances!!
TOTALLY enjoyed the Fabulous Production. The entire cast displayed remarkable dancing and highlighted the entire city of Houston through dance.
Last Night, my family thoroughly enjoyed Houston’s Urban Nutcracker. I enjoyed the concept and marveled at how well this large number of mostly young performers completely owned the stage, My 13 year year isn’t impressed by much and he too was entertained by the entire production. Kudos to Traci Greene and the entire production staff for putting on such a great show. This was our first year to attend but it certainly won’t be our last.
We are Houston Urban Nutcracker proud, congratulations to all. Uniquely a wonderful production!
Thank you Traci Greene for your incredible labor of love to showcase diverse dancers with such amazing abilities!!
Congrats and Kudos to an outstanding and extremely talented performing cast and production! It truly was an enjoyable and exciting adventure on stage to inspire this Holiday season!
My first time attending and I purchased two tickets for guests…The event was AWESOME!
Phenomenal show! I absolutely love the way it showcased all of the diversity that the city has to offer! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful snapshot of Htown. I can’t wait to return next year!
I enjoyed Houston’s Urban Nutcracker tonight!” A good spin on the traditional! I laughed, clapped, and danced all evening!
My mom and I loved it and this will be our mother/daughter tradition from now on! I just can’t even find the words to express how wonderful, beautiful, and exciting the entire show was…Looking forward to 2020 and beyond!
Multicultural gem with high energy entertainment!!!
Wonderful!!! Houston came out strong!
I so enjoyed all three performances! My daughter is ready to audition for next year’s production. Thank you for allowing this opportunity for dancers from all over the Houston area and beyond to use their talent.
My girls were proud to be part of the production this year after being in the audience last year…great job!
PLEASE…extend the dates next year and the years to come because two days isn’t enough!
Thank you for sharing your dream with the city of Houston and beyond. You have given my daughter a wonderful experience. She is ready for next year…My friends and family look forward to attending the performance next year.
So happy and proud of you and your team Traci!!! My daughter is excited to participate again next year. So many dance friends get to dance together and good new friends are made through this production. As you develop the production, more students are hearing about the show and many Houstonians get a chance to see the talent that’s in our city!!! Press On in your mission. BRAVO!!
Enjoyed my evening at the Stafford Centre to see Houston’s Urban Nutcracker with my mother and son. Tonight was my sons first time experiencing the arts and by the end of the day he was “practicing” in his seat. The dancers were everything! The production was lovely. Can’t wait for next year.
IG post 2019
Super congrats to you Traci Greene and the HUN family. Bravo on a job well done. The show as even better than last year (if that is even possible) and I have no doubt it will get better each year. So happy to make this part of our Christmas tradition. See you next year! #wearefans
Thank you for having us. LGD loved the whole experience! All did amazing!
Lee’s Golden Dragon
This was an awesome show. My daughter had a life changing experience performing in the Uptown Galleria scene. Can’t wait for auditions!
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
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
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
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!!!
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!!
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!!!
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.
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.
December 2, 2018
The show was amazing!! You are in for a treat!
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!
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
December 2, 2018
Loved this show. Had a mix of all types of dance and cultures. My baby wants to audition next year!!!!
December 2, 2018
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
Magical❤ Your Dream Manifested Traci Greene! To God Be the Glory the Best is Yet To Come.
It’s a brilliant update of the classic showcasing the diversity of a world class city with a “Texas-sized heart for the arts!!
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. 🤗