The public can now reserve seats for Peter Pan, Good Vibrations and The Nutcracker

The 2022-2023 season kicks off with two spectacular ballets — Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan (September 9-18) and Good Vibrations (September 22 – October 2) before closing out the year with one of the Ballet’s most celebrated traditions, Welch’s The Nutcracker.

“We are excited to return to the stage with these two fantastic fall performances before ending the year with Houston’s ultimate holiday tradition, The Nutcracker,” said Stanton Welch AM, Houston Ballet Artistic Director. “Our team is hard at work preparing our spectacular fall performances, and we can’t wait to share another holiday season with the Houston community.”

Peter Pan (2004)

Choreographer: Trey McIntyre | Music: Sir Edward Elgar, Arranged Niel DePonte

September 9 – 18, 2022

Houston Ballet’s season begins on September 9 with Peter Pan. Based upon the popular children’s story by Sir James M. Barrie, Peter Pan is a captivating performance following Wendy, John, Michael and Peter’s escape to Neverland. Told through the eyes of a child, this interpretation of the children’s classic tale features flying sequences, swashbuckling swordfights, giant puppets, and costumes inspired by punk fashion sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages. Experience what Broadway World calls, “a magical ballet produced by a supremely talented dance company.” Houston Ballet’s performances of Peter Pan are sponsored by The Wortham Foundation, Inc. and King and Spalding

Good Vibrations

Red Earth (1996)| Choreographer: Stanton Welch AM | Music: Peter Sculthorpe

The Letter V (2015) |Choreographer: Mark Morris | Music: Joseph Haydn

Good Vibrations (World Premiere)| Choreographer: Arthur Pita | Music: Christopher Austin

September 22 – October 2, 2022

On September 22, Houston Ballet presents Good Vibrations. Good Vibrations sets the stage with a triple bill full of energy with Red Earth, The Letter V and a long-awaited world premiere by internationally acclaimed choreographer, Arthur Pita. Red Earth celebrates Australian artistry, transporting audiences to a world where adversity is expressed through movement, accompanied by an original score from Peter Sculthorpe and artwork from scenic designer Kevin “Pro” Hart. In The Letter V, created by famously musical choreographer Mark Morris on Houston Ballet in 2015, dancers move to the music of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 in G Major.

Rounding out the program is Pita’s world premiere, Good Vibrations, originally set to debut in the 2019-2020 season. This work marks the first time Pita has choreographed on Houston Ballet. Set to a commissioned score by Christopher Austin, with references to The Beach Boys’ legendary song, ‘Good Vibrations,’ this program is a whole vibe. Houston Ballet’s performances of Good Vibrations are funded in part by The City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Arthur Pita’s Good Vibrations is underwritten by Leticia Loya.

The Nutcracker (2016)

Choreographer: Stanton Welch AM | Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

November 25 – December 24, 2022

The ultimate holiday tradition returns with the grandeur audiences expect from Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker. From snowflakes to sword fights to the Christmas tree that reaches the sky, this ballet is a nostalgic annual tradition and perfect holiday experience for the whole family. Be there as Clara and Drosselmeyer make their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets and meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her prince in the land where the real magic happens. Welch’s The Nutcracker features hundreds of roles and a myriad of exquisite details that will leave you finding something new in every performance. This year’s performances are dedicated to Patsy Chapman for her decades of service to Houston Ballet and the Nutcracker Market. [Houston Ballet’s performances of The Nutcracker sponsored by Houston Methodist, Baker Botts LLP, Bank of America, H-E-B, United Airlines, Shell Oil and KPRC]

To learn more about Houston Ballet’s fall 2022 performances at the Wortham Theater Center, please visit

Photos courtesy of Houston Ballet