Besides featuring a plucky protagonist, Welch’s version of Cinderella weaves minotaurs, ghosts and lions into the dark fabric of the ballet. Expect a Gothic set and sumptuous costumes by Kristian Fredrikson, all of which lend the story an air of the macabre. 7:30 p.m. February 25. Through March 4. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For a full schedule, call 713-227-4872 or visit www.houstonballet.org. $18 to $148.
Thu., Feb. 23; Sat., Feb. 25; Sun., Feb. 26; Fri., March 2; Sat., March 3; Sun., March 4, 2012