Houston Ballet presents The Taming of the Shrew

Photo by Pam Francis

John Cranko’s staging of The Taming of the Shrew is a masterful choreographic depiction of Shakespeare’s perpetually battling lovers, Petruchio and Katherina, and of Petruchio’s determination to bend the feisty, independent-spirited and tempestuous Katherina to his will. Incorporating a stunning array of dramatic moods, virtuoso dancing and vivid characterization, The Taming of the Shrew conveys Shakespeare’s wit, comic invention and sharp understanding of human character.

Originally created for Stuttgart Ballet in 1969, this two-act work has become a staple of the international repertoire, danced by companies across the globe including American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, The Australian Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet. 



Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002


Tickets start at $18
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