American at Heart

Singer Bobby McFerrin, most famous for his 1988 tune "Don't Worry, Be Happy," teamed up with cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a 1992 album called Hush. That music became the soundtrack for a quirky, comic ballet by Christopher Bruce, in which he tells the story of a family of performers. Hush is one of three pieces in the Houston Ballet's current show, American at Heart. There's also George Balanchine's Apollo, about the Greek god and his education under three muses, and Jerome Robbins's 1944 Fancy Free, set to music by a then-unknown talent named Leonard Bernstein and about three sailors on shore leave. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-227-2787 or visit $18 to $160.
Thu., March 11; Sat., March 13; Sun., March 14; Fri., March 19; Sat., March 20; Sun., March 21, 2010

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