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NYCB Nutcracker casting for Dec 18-23, 2007

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From the company:

New York City Ballet Principal Casting December 18-23, 2007

Tue. Eve. Dec 18, 2007 at 6 pm [béran+]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM Sugarplum: Hyltin Cavalier: *R. Fairchild

Dewdrop: Mearns Hot Chocolate: Lowery, Ramasar

Coffee: Reichlen Tea: Hendrickson

Candy Cane: Ulbricht Marzipan: Dronova

Mother Ginger: J. Peck Drosselmeier: Kramarevsky+

Wed. Mat. Dec.19, 2007 at 2 pm [béran+]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM

Sugarplum: Morgan Cavalier: T. Angle

Dewdrop: LeCrone Hot Chocolate: Muller, Tworzyanski

Coffee: Ostrom Tea: Renko

Candy Cane: Peiffer Marzipan: Laracey

Mother Ginger: Danchig-Waring Drosselmeier: Froman

Wed. Eve. Dec.19, 2007 at 6 pm [Kaplow]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM

2000th Performance! ***Special Casting! Sugarplum: ***

Borree

Kistler

Kowroski

Mearns

A. Stafford

Whelan Cavalier: ***

J. Angle

Askegard

Garcia

Hanna

Martins

Millepied

Neal

Woetzel

Dewdrop: ***

Bouder

Hytlin

Scheller Hot Chocolate: Beskow, Danchig-Waring

Coffee: Krohn Tea: Carmena

Candy Cane: Gold Marzipan: Zungre

Mother Ginger: Tworzyanski Drosselmeier: La Fosse+

Thur. Eve. Dec. 20, 2007 at 6 pm [Kaplow]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM Sugarplum: Borree Cavalier: Millepied

Dewdrop: Lowery Hot Chocolate: Collins, R. Fairchild

Coffee: Arthurs Tea: Paradiso

Candy Cane: Hendrickson Marzipan: Piskin

Mother Ginger: J. Peck Drosselmeier: Froman

Fri. Eve. Dec. 21, 2007 at 8 pm [Otranto+]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM

Sugarplum: Bouder Cavalier: Garcia

Dewdrop: A. Stafford Hot Chocolate: Hankes, T. Angle

Coffee: Abergel Tea: Ulbricht

Candy Cane: Suozzi Marzipan: Dronova

Mother Ginger: Danchig-Waring Drosselmeier: La Fosse+

Sat. Mat., Dec. 22, 2007 at 2 pm [stelluto+]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM

Sugarplum: Whelan Cavalier: Woetzel

Dewdrop: LeCrone Hot Chocolate: Keenan, Tworzyanski

Coffee: Muller Tea: Laurent

Candy Cane: Severini Marzipan: Morgan

Mother Ginger: J. Peck Drosselmeier: Hendrickson

Sat. Eve., Dec. 22, 2007 at 8 pm [Otranto+]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM

Sugarplum: *Mearns Cavalier: Hanna

Dewdrop: *Pereira Hot Chocolate: Pazcoguin R. Fairchild

Coffee: Lowery Tea: Carmena

Candy Cane: Ulbricht Marzipan: Tinsley-Williams

Mother Ginger: Tworzyanski Drosselmeier: La Fosse+

Sun. Mat., Dec 23, 2007 at 1 pm [Otranto+]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM

Sugarplum: Scheller Cavalier: Ramasar

Dewdrop: Hyltin Hot Chocolate: Hankes, T. Angle

Coffee: Krohn Tea: Schumacher

Candy Cane: Villalobos Marzipan: King

Mother Ginger: Tworzyanski Drosselmeier: Kramarevsky+

Sun. Eve., Dec. 23, 2007 at 5 pm [stelluto+]

George Balanchine's The NutcrackerTM Sugarplum: A. Stafford Cavalier: Danchig-Waring

Dewdrop: Bouder Hot Chocolate: Lowery, Tworzyanski

Coffee: Pazcoguin Tea: Ulbricht

Candy Cane: Gold Marzipan: Pereira

Mother Ginger: J. Peck Drosselmeier: Hendrickson

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Oh boy, oh boy! Pereira in Dewdrop! I can't wait to see her in that!

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This goes into detail about the special performance on the 19th:

New York City Ballet Presents The 2000th Performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™

Milestone Performance on Wednesday, December 19, at 6 pm

On December 19 at 6 pm New York City Ballet will mark a milestone in the history of its landmark production of George Balanchine’s The NutcrackerTM, the 2000th performance of the ballet.

This production, which premiered on February 2, 1954, at the City Center of Music and Drama in New York, helped to establish The Nutcracker and its score as perennial favorites in the United States. The Company has performed the ballet in New York City every year since its premiere.

Set to Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky’s glorious score, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ features choreography by Balanchine, scenery by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, costumes by Karinska, and lighting by Mark Stanley, after the original design by Ronald Bates. The production includes the Company’s entire roster of more than 150 dancers and musicians, as well as two alternating casts of 50 children from the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet.

Highlights of this world-renowned holiday production include a one-ton Christmas tree that grows from 12 to 40 feet, an onstage snowstorm, and hundreds of elaborate costumes, including one for Mother Ginger that measures nine feet wide and weighs 85 pounds. The production’s grand finale involves one million watts of lighting, the most used in any New York City Ballet production.

For this 2000th performance, special casting surprises will include 17 different dancers in the roles of the Sugarplum Fairy, Her Cavalier, and Dewdrop.

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For this 2000th performance, special casting surprises will include 17 different dancers in the roles of the Sugarplum Fairy, Her Cavalier, and Dewdrop.

It would be a neater trick if they had 17 different dancers in the roles of Candy Cane, Coffee, and Tea.

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For this 2000th performance, special casting surprises will include 17 different dancers in the roles of the Sugarplum Fairy, Her Cavalier, and Dewdrop.

I recall something like this a few years back. I don't remember how many dancers were cast on that occasion but there must have been around a dozen.

The reason for that one was the 50th anniversary of the Balanchine Nutcracker and it was a lot of fun to see the dancers zipping in and out of the roles

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