Adam Sklute, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
and National Cathedral School Lower School Singers
Choreography by Willam Christensen
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
"Captured the imagination of the audience and triggered spontaneous applause"
No winter is complete without hearing the sweet sounds of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"! Ring in the holidays with America's first full-length Nutcracker, when Utah's Ballet West presents Willam Christensen's beloved production. Hailed by New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay as "one of the best productions I've ever seen," Ballet West's The Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky's timeless score, and a brilliant blend of costumes, sets, and choreography to create a magical storybook world. Performed with live orchestra, choir, and a host of young children from the area, this is the seasonal gift everyone deserves to receive.
Performance Timing: Act One - 48 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 50 min.
PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
Wed. eve., Dec. 5 & Sat. eve, Dec. 8
Sugar Plum Fairy: Christiana Bennett
Cavalier: Christopher Ruud
Snow Queen: Haley Henderson-Smith
Snow King: Easton Smith
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Emily Adams, Rex Tilton
Thu. eve, Dec. 6 & Sun. eve, Dec. 9
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katherine Lawrence
Cavalier: Tom Mattingly
Snow Queen: Elizabeth McGrath
Snow King: Christopher Anderson
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Haley Henderson-Smith, Easton Smith
Fri. eve, Dec. 7 & Sun. mat, Dec. 9
Sugar Plum Fairy: Beckanne Sisk
Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Snow Queen: Jacqueline Straughan
Snow King: Ronnie Underwood
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki, Christopher Sellars
Sat. mat, Dec. 8
Sugar Plum Fairy: Arolyn Williams
Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Snow Queen: Allison DeBona
Snow King: Rex Tilton
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Jacqueline Straughan, Beau Pearson
The Kennedy Center’s Ballet Season is presented with the support of Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian.
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