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The Watchmaker’s Song. A Drive-In Nutcracker Experience.

Dec 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - Dec 19, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


The Watchmaker’s Song is an immersive re-imagining of The Nutcracker, presented drive-in style.

‘Tis the season, y’all. We are bringing back the magic with The Watchmaker’s Song, this year as an immersive drive-in experience on December 11-12 & 18-19, 2020.

Visit www.VentanaBallet.com/watchmaker

Tickets go on sale on December 1st, at 10am. Tickets are $25 per driver, and $25 for each additional passenger (plus applicable taxes & Eventbrite fees). Capacity is capped at 20 cars per event. All tickets must be purchased in advance, no walk-ups.

Ventana Ballet partners again with Red Nightfall Productions for their third annual collaboration of The Watchmaker’s Song, an immersive re-imagining of The Nutcracker, presented drive-in style at 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., on December 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 6:30 and 8:00 pm.

This year, the audience will follow the Watchmaker and his loved ones through an entirely new narrative, as conceived by the creative team’s new Co-Artistic Director, Jerreme Rodriguez in an effort to make the most of this non-traditional venue.

The new adaptation of the narrative honors the elements of The Watchmaker’s Song that set it apart from traditional stagings of The Nutcracker Ballet. Set in part to Duke Ellington’s jazzy rendition of the original Tchaikovsky music, this year’s version is a more poetic blend of components from the ballet and the original story by E.T.A. Hoffman.

Previously presented at the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum, the show this year adapts to meet the highest standards of health and safety, allowing the audiences to participate in the event from their own vehicles. Though the audience this year will not be sharing the same air, there will be no shortage of holiday party fun, ballet, theater, and cultural dance performances.

More details at www.VentanaBallet.com/watchmaker


2400 E Cesar Chavez
2400 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, 78702 United States
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