Not that everything is always perfection onstage. During a past performance as Drosselmeyer, Broomhead had a costume malfunction. Not his own, mind you. Drosselmeyer performs magic tricks for the children during the party, and one of the tricks involves scarves that are hidden in a girl's dress. "Somehow the scarves got lost in the dress somewhere," he laughs. "There's this whole set of music that goes on what seemed like forever, and there were no scarves. So I finally just picked up the poor girl and spun her around; I never felt so awful in my whole life. Let's just say it was not a great moment in ballet history." Here's hoping all the scarves are in the proper places today at 7:30 p.m. Through December 26. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For a full schedule, call 713-227-2787 or visit www.houstonballet.org. $19 to $105.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 26. Continues through Dec. 26, 2010