Like Water for Chocolate

Joby Talbot

Like Water for Chocolate - ABT

Upcoming Performances


Two-time Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet Like Water for Chocolate brings the magical realism of the famous modern Mexican novel and award-winning film of the same name to ABT. Journey into Laura Esquivel’s acclaimed and captivating family saga where the central character Tita, bound by family duty and tradition, falls in forbidden love with her neighbor Pedro. When her emotions spill over into her cooking, her only form of expression, everyone around her is influenced in startling and dramatic ways. With masterfully crafted scenes and passionately amorous pas de deux, Like Water for Chocolate is a thrilling 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 40 mins

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    60 mins

  • Intermission

    20 mins

  • Act II

    35 mins

  • Intermission

    20 mins

  • Act III

    25 mins

  • Performance Ends