AUSTIN (KXAN) — For the first time in Ballet Austin’s history, its production of “The Nutcracker” has sold out for every show.

“I was shocked when I went online yesterday or two days ago and all the tickets were sold out,” Christina Sedillo-Armstrong said. She has been taking her family to the performance for years.

A quick visit to, and you will find all 15 performances are sold out.

“This unprecedented response to this time-honored Austin holiday tradition makes this year’s 60th Anniversary Production both the top selling and top attended run of all time,” Ballet Austin Executive Director Cookie Ruiz said in a statement.

Ballet Austin has a section on why it recommends buying from its website. It states “you have access to the most affordable ticket prices. Ballet Austin tickets range between $15 – $125 dollars,” but with no tickets left, Sedillo-Armstrong said she searched online for tickets.

“Put in Ballet Austin tickets, and it shoots me straight to Ticketmaster,” Sedillo-Armstrong said. “$226, yes, that is a lot.”

Tickets on Ticketmaster range in price from about $75 to more than $200. There is also a fee you have to pay on top of those prices.

“This year, I guess, I waited too long, and we are not going to be able to go,” Sedillo-Armstrong said.

Ballet Austin said it is unable to add additional performances because other artists are booked to use the Long Center for shows.

This year, Ballet Austin performed “The Nutcracker” for 8,800 Central Texas elementary school students.

It is estimated since Ballet Austin’s production of “The Nutcracker” started in 1962, there have been more than 1.5 million people who have seen it.