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#1 Dale

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Posted 16 November 2002 - 08:43 AM

The casting for opening night and some nutcrackers has been released:

Casting
Program and Casting Subject to Change
*First time in role
+Guest Artist
OPENING NIGHT GALA
Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at 7:30pm

*Carousel (A Dance)
*ANSANELLI, *WOETZEL, *RUTHERFORD, *van KIPNIS, *HIGGINS, *ANGLE

Pause

*Land of Nod
*MARCOVICI, *La FOSSE, *FAIRCHILD, *ARTHURS, *Ku FROMAN, *Ky FROMAN, *ULBRICHT, *HALL, *SETH

Intermission

*Thou Swell
*KISTLER, *KOWROSKI, *BORREE, *RINGER, *SOTO, *ASKEGARD, *MARTINS, *FAYETTE


THE NUTCRACKER
November 29 - December 1, 2002

FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29, 8:00 PM [Fiorato]
Sugarplum: KISTLER
Cavalier: SOTO
Dewdrop: SOMOGYI
Marzipan: TINSLEY
Hot Chocolate: RUTHERFORD, HANNA
Coffee: HANSON
Tea: HENDRICKSON
Candy Cane: GOLD
Mother Ginger: TBA
Flower, S.R.: van KIPNIS
Flower, S.L.: A. STAFFORD
Doll (Girl): MANDRADJIEFF
Doll (Boy): BOUDER
Soldier: SEVERINI
Mouse King: SETH
Drosselmeier: La FOSSE
Hostess: NATANYA
Host: HOUSTON


SATURDAY MATINEE, NOVEMBER 30, 2:00 PM [Quinn]
Sugarplum: KOWROSKI
Cavalier: ASKEGARD
Dewdrop: TAYLOR
Marzipan: EDGE
Hot Chocolate: McBREARTY, FOWLER
Coffee: NATANYA
Tea: ULBRICHT
Candy Cane: MILLEPIED
Mother Ginger: TBA
Flower, S.R.: BAR
Flower, S.L.: BESKOW
Doll (Girl): DRONOVA
Doll (Boy): BARAK
Soldier: Ku FROMAN
Mouse King: *ORZA
Drosselmeier: La FOSSE
Hostess: ABERGEL
Host: ROBERTSON


SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 30, 8:00 PM [Kaplow]
Sugarplum: RINGER
Cavalier: BOAL
Dewdrop: ANSANELLI
Marzipan: RIGGINS
Hot Chocolate: van KIPNIS, SETH
Coffee: ASH
Tea: CARMENA
Candy Cane: ANGLE
Mother Ginger: TBA
Flower, S.R.: RUTHERFORD
Flower, S.L.: TBA
Doll (Girl): FAIRCHILD
Doll (Boy): RICARD
Soldier: Ky FROMAN
Mouse King: HANNA
Drosselmeier: KRAMAREVSKY
Hostess: BESKOW
Host: FOWLER


SUNDAY MATINEE, DECEMBER 1, 1:00 PM [Fiorato]
Sugarplum: BORREE
Cavalier: MARTINS
Dewdrop: TAYLOR
Marzipan: EDGE
Hot Chocolate: RUTHERFORD, HANNA
Coffee: HANSON
Tea: HENDRICKSON
Candy Cane: GOLD
Mother Ginger: TBA
Flower, S.R.: van KIPNIS
Flower, S.L.: A. STAFFORD
Doll (Girl): MANDRADJIEFF
Doll (Boy): BOUDER
Soldier: SEVERINI
Mouse King: SETH
Drosselmeier: La FOSSE
Hostess: NATANYA
Host: ROBERTSON


SUNDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1, 5:00 PM [Quinn]
Sugarplum: KOWROSKI
Cavalier: ASKEGARD
Dewdrop: SOMOGYI
Marzipan: RIGGINS
Hot Chocolate: McBREARTY, FOWLER
Coffee: NATANYA
Tea: ULBRICHT
Candy Cane: MILLEPIED
Mother Ginger: TBA
Flower, S.R.: BAR
Flower, S.L.: BESKOW
Doll (Girl): DRONOVA
Doll (Boy): BARAK
Soldier: Ku FROMAN
Mouse King: ORZA
Drosselmeier: KRAMAREVSKY
Hostess: ABERGEL
Host: HOUSTON

#2 rkoretzky

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Posted 16 November 2002 - 01:58 PM

Well, I have tickets to opening night. All praise to the fourth ring society! The $12 price tag was too good to pass up.

But now I am wondering about the "substance" of this program. There is no "big" work that I can see, no chance to see a large corps. I hope that we won't be seeing three little ditties for our trouble!

Who else will be there?

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Posted 16 November 2002 - 02:21 PM

I did not mean to imply, btw, that I only like big cast ballets. In fact, many of my NYCB favorites have small corps, or no corps--I am thinking of Apollo, Barocco, Dances at a Gathering.

I more meant that, after four months of no NYCB for me, and even longer for anyone who couldn't get to Saratoga, there are lots of dancers that I want to see--RIGHT NOW. That's all.

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Posted 16 November 2002 - 05:16 PM

You can get 4th Ring Soc. tickets for the opening? Dang. I'll have to get my order in right away. There's always standing-room.

For the Nuts, I'm most excited about the Dewdrops. Taylor, Ansanelli, Somogyi. Can't wait.

Although I'm sad not to see Whelan's name anywhere...

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Posted 16 November 2002 - 11:24 PM

Hmm...A. Stafford's appearances seem to have decreased as well after the first few years!

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Posted 17 November 2002 - 03:56 AM

Nutcracker is always tough casting for the women. Aside from Dewdrop and Sugarplum, the rest is just "demi" work. And the first week always brings out the "top" principals. I'm sure Stafford will be cast.

Still no sign of Weese :)

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Posted 17 November 2002 - 09:33 AM

OK. Who has tickets to which performances? It has been years since I've ventured into the city to see Nutcracker, but this year with my daughter in college in NY, always good for an excuse to go in....we just might take in a performance. But I'd like to be a bit picky about casting and see who I want to see.

I like the looks of Saturday night November 30, but that is one performance that just won't work, so I'll just wait and see what develops after the first week.

It is strange to see an entire week sans Whelan, is it not? Don't know when I have ever seen such a thing. I thought she might be injured, but I see that she will be up in Albany doing several performances with a local ballet school on December 6 and 7. Might have to get a ticket for that.

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Posted 17 November 2002 - 01:19 PM

to rkoretsky,
I've heard that one of the Gala pieces has a big corps, so you may be seeing a lot more dancers than the principal casting indicates.

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Posted 17 November 2002 - 03:23 PM

Thanks, I didn't even think of that! I've been too long without NYCB and I'm in withdrawl!

I did play a little game on my own, trying to guess the choreographer of each piece, based on my knowledge of the dancers that each of them likes to use. I think I did pretty well.

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Posted 18 November 2002 - 02:25 AM

Who are the choreographers for each piece?
I'm guessing on the casting
LaFosse, Wheeldon and Martins, in that order?

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Posted 18 November 2002 - 03:43 AM

But I would put the first two in reverse order:

Those listed on the first ballet are among the dancers that Chris Wheeldon seems to use frequently.

The second ballet features lots of male principals, I think I have seen LaFosse do this before. He is also in the ballet: does he generally choreograph for himself?

A week from tomorrow and we will know:)

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Posted 20 November 2002 - 09:39 AM

I'll be at my usually post (volunteering) for both performance on Sunday the 1st. Not too happy about the matinee casting.

Delighted to see Somogyi as first cast Dewdrop, even if it's due, in some part, b/c Whelan is out.

Is Whelan injured?

-amanda

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Posted 20 November 2002 - 11:51 AM

I'll be in the Third Ring on Opening Night and will be at Nutcracker December 3 with other members of SAB's Founders Society.

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Posted 20 November 2002 - 02:48 PM

Wendy Whelan has some Nutcracker's in Dallas, TX during that first weekend of performances. It is very hard for the dancers to get released during the season, but they make such good money guesting and sometimes they get to dance with people they may not ususally dance with such as Wendy with Philip Neal. Damian Woetzel and Julie Kent do Nuts in Lewisvile, TX that same weekend.

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Posted 21 November 2002 - 05:26 AM

They clarified on NYCB's website the choreographers

Carousel (A Dance) -Wheeldon
Land of Nod-LaFosse
Thou Swell-Martins


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