Youth Ballet of Texas presents the 9th annual production of Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel. This delightful tale Is filled with humor, adventure, and all of your favorite Nutcracker ballet elements, seen from a completely different perspective. Krakatuk delights audiences with its clever retelling of the story of "The Hard Nut" from the original story, Nutcracker and Mouse King, by ETA Hoffmann. Narrated by Old Drosselmeier, this original script and choreography are enchantingly performed by the Youth Ballet of Texas company. Students from the Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory add a touch of adorable whimsey. Audiences always react with enthusiasm to this kid-friendly ballet full of mice, royalty, and a boy who would become the Nutcracker.