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Posted on: September 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Teaming Up With BAHBT as Part of New Public Arts Initiative

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As part of League City’s new Public Art Initiative, League City is teaming up with the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre (BAHBT) to enhance cultural awareness and enrichment in our community through the performing arts. Founded in 1976, BAHBT strives to make the performing arts accessible through educational programs, collaborative projects, and interactive experiences, while providing a tutelage for aspiring artists in the Houston Bay Area. The company produces a season each year, which includes an eclectic array of classical ballet and contemporary dance under the direction of Artistic Director Nelson Madrigal, a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba and the Boston Ballet.

Coppelia October 8-10

BAHBT's 2021-22 season includes Coppélia —a comedic ballet about Doctor Coppélius, a fanatical dollmaker who creates Coppélia to be his companion and secretly dreams of discovering a way of bringing her to life. Performances of this family-friendly ballet run October 8-9 at the Bayou Theater at the University of Houston Clear Lake. Before each afternoon performance, children can come and enjoy a tea party with their favorite doll or stuffed animal from 12 to 1:30—complete with goodies and a meet and greet with the dancers. There will be a photo booth and League City will be there with special swag and treats. You can make your reservations now for the tea party and purchase tickets to the ballet at

Tea and Tickets Contest tea and ticketsDownload the new Visit League City App on your mobile device and then click on this link to enter a contest to win four tickets to the October 9 performance along with four seats to the pre-show tea party where you can meet Coppélia herself!  The winner of the contest will be announced LIVE on the City's Facebook page during a public reception at League City’s Art Gallery on Saturday, October 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery, located in the lobby of the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. Each month features a different themed exhibit. Visit for more information.

Breakfast and Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy November 20

League City is proud to sponsor BAHBT's 31st annual Breakfast and Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy at South Shore Harbour Resort on November 20. This League City holiday tradition is for all ages and features shopping at the Nutcracker Boutique, a preview of  BAHBT's performance of The Nutcracker, a photo taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy, and breakfast or tea. Reserve early at for the best seats.

Breakfast with Sugar Plum

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