Last night I attended the season announcement party for Texas Ballet Theater with my friend Rachel and I couldn’t wait to tell you about it! The cocktail party was held at the Perot Museum in Dallas, which I really ought to visit more often, and featured light bites and signature cocktails. Y’all should have seen my face when the bartender asked if I wanted a Beauty and the Beast cocktail. I thought I dreamed it for a second. Me? The Disney Dinners girl? Absofreakinlutely!
The sparkling Beauty and the Beast cocktail was a mix of gin, champagne, and a lemon simple syrup, glittering with Fancy Sprinkles prism powder. (Yes, I got that specific with the bartender!) It would have been a lovely addition to my Beauty and the Beast dinner party.
I wore a little black dress from J Crew with blush booties and a white wrap for the occasion. I pulled part of my hair back with a giant black bow. Can we normalize grown women wearing bows? Frankly I felt adorable and a ballet cocktail party felt like the perfect place to sport a big velvet bow.
The catering by Wolfgang Puck was amazing. There was a crunchy asian chicken salad in a phyllo cup (my favorite bite of the night!), a teeny tiny short rib grilled cheese with horseradish cream (have you ever had a grilled cheese at a cocktail party?!), a delicious burrata crostini, and a fancy little poke cone.
The 2023-2024 season begins with Dracula, which is probably one of my favorite shows I’ve ever seen by Texas Ballet Theater, September 15-17 in Dallas and October 6-8 in Fort Worth. I’m so pumped they’re doing it again! It’s a perfect way to kickoff spooky season.
Then of course there’s The Nutcracker, which I see every year, November 24-December 3 in Dallas and December 8-24 in Fort Worth. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker!
Next up is Brilliants February 23-25 in Fort Worth and March 1-3 in Dallas. The mixed repertoire features four short ballets in one: Rubies, Grand Pas Classique, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, and Without Borders.
Last but certainly not least for this Disney enthusiast is Beauty and the Beast May 3-5 in Dallas and May 17-19 in Fort Worth. I’ve never seen the ballet version of Beauty and the Beast before and could not be more excited, especially since Texas Ballet Theater is ending this season with Alice in Wonderland. Is this the start of an annual Disney show? Here’s hoping!
Cheers to the arts,