Like Water for Chocolate

Christopher Wheeldon

Like Water for Chocolate - ABT

This production ran: Jun 23 - Jul 1

This production is in the past.


Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magical realism of this famous modern Mexican novel and award-winning film to American Ballet Theatre. Journey into Laura Esquivel’s acclaimed and captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. The ballet’s heroine, Tita, is deeply in love with but forbidden to marry Pedro as she must care for her mother. With masterfully crafted ensemble scenes and passionately ardent pas de deux, Like Water for Chocolate is a thrilling new co-production with The Royal Ballet.

Parental Advisory: This ballet contains mature themes and adult situations that may not be suitable for young children. Discretion is advised for children under the age of 13.


Timeline for the show, Like Water for Chocolate - ABT

Estimated Run Time

2 hrs 41 mins

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    59 mins

  • Intermission

    20 mins

  • Act II

    36 mins

  • Intermission

    20 mins

  • Act III

    26 mins

  • Performance Ends