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Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Sunday, December 9, 2018

Ballet Holidays

Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker, which was unveiled in Salt Lake City last year. Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights.

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Ballet West
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
and the Arlington Children's Chorus

"Witty, crisp, and enchanting"
 —The Salt Lake Tribune

No company holds a more storied relationship with The Nutcracker than Ballet West, which has kept the celebrated first complete American version of the ballet in its repertoire since 1963.

Utah’s preeminent company captivated our audiences in 2014 with a dazzling production of the timeless tale of holiday enchantment. Now, Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker, which was unveiled in Salt Lake City last year. Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights. Featuring grand sets and fantastical costumes alongside Tchaikovsky’s cherished score, this Nutcracker is a glittering, larger-than-life adventure. Don’t miss an unforgettable journey to the Land of Sweets and a festive holiday treat for the entire family.

Performance Timing: Act One - 48 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 50 min.

Note:  Award-winning illustrator, designer, and paper designer Yevgeniya Yeretskaya will autograph various pop-up books in the Grand Foyer outside the Opera House on this schedule: Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-10:30 p.m; Saturday, Dec. 8 from 12-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9 from 12-4 p.m.

PRINCIPAL CASTING 
(subject to change)

Dec. 5, 6 & 8 eve.
Clara: Makenzie Hymes
Fritz: Corbin Holloway
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Emily Adams
Snow King: Adrian Fry
Sugar Plum Fairy: Beckanne Sisk
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Chase O'Connell
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Katherine Lawrence, Christopher Ruud

Dec. 7 eve.
Clara: Makenzie Hymes
Fritz: Corbin Holloway
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Beckanne Sisk
Snow King: Christopher Ruud
Sugar Plum Fairy: Arolyn Williams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki, Tyler Gum

Dec. 8 & 9 mat.
Clara: Annabelle Eurich
Fritz: Simon Tischler
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Katherine Lawrence
Snow King: Chase O'Connell
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katlyn Addison
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Beckanne Sisk, Hadriel Diniz

Dec. 9 eve.
Clara: Annabelle Eurich
Fritz: Simon Tischler
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Beckanne Sisk
Snow King: Christopher Ruud
Sugar Plum Fairy: Arolyn Williams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Waltz of the Flowers pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki, Tyler Gum

Watch and Listen

Ballet West: The Nutcracker at The Kennedy Center

A Super Story - The Supernumeraries of Ballet West's Nutcracker at The Kennedy Center