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#1 sneds

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Posted 28 November 2002 - 10:35 AM

Hi!
Next week's Nutcracker casting has been posted and there are some interesting debuts. Jonathan Stafford is the newest Mother Ginger, and James Fayette and Adam Hendrickson (!) are debuting as Drosselmeyer (sp?).

The two dancers still not being cast are Millipied and Weese. Does anyone know if they are injured, or just dancing elsewhere in the beginning of December?

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#2 vila

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Posted 28 November 2002 - 10:37 AM

I can't see Hubbe anywhere either...

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Posted 28 November 2002 - 04:04 PM

i also don't see abi stafford being cast much, has she been injured? its nice to see alexandra ansanelli doing so many sugarplums though, i love her in that role. :)

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Posted 04 December 2002 - 04:49 AM

Hi!
Millipied is dancing...

More debuts...

Robert Tewsley has officially joined the company and is dancing the Cavalier on the 13th.

Carla Korbes & Jonathan Stafford are making their debuts at the SugerPlum Fairy and the Cavalier at the matinee on the 14th

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Posted 04 December 2002 - 05:00 AM

carla should be a wondeful sugarplum. unfortunately i won't be able to see that performance so i hope that anyone that attends will post some comments. (i am in england for the year and have been going through nycb withdrawal):)

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Posted 07 December 2002 - 07:21 PM

I never thought of Jonathan Stafford playing Mother Ginger... he just tought two classes I had the other day, and I can't really see him as Mother Ginger without giggling. Has anyone seen him perform yet? If so, how did he do?

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 02:37 PM

Does anyone know when Sofiane Sylve will perform her first Sugar Plum Fairy as a guest artist? I'm dying to see her...!!

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Posted 10 December 2002 - 04:04 PM

I noticed that for the 17th, their website lists Abi Stafford as both Dewdrop and Flower, S.L. That should be interesting...:)

PS: I think they've fixed it by now...

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Posted 28 December 2002 - 12:54 AM

Sofiane Sylve will make her NYCB debut next week in Nutcracker. Here's the link to the casting:

http://www.nycballet...ts_casting.html

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Posted 28 December 2002 - 07:08 AM

It's interesting to me to see the different roles various people play from performance to performance - for example, today, Hanna plays the Cavalier in the matinee and Mother Ginger at Night... Two very different roles.

And then poor Bouder is cast as the "(Boy)" Doll - which I am assuming must be a mistake, unless she has a brother? ;)

We're going tonight. :)

#11 Mel Johnson

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Posted 28 December 2002 - 07:21 AM

Harlequin and Columbine used to be ordinarily danced by two women in years past.

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Posted 28 December 2002 - 07:27 AM

Doll (Girl): MANDRADJIEFF
Doll (Boy): BOUDER

I'm not familiar with "Mandradjeiff" so can't be sure if this will be an historic style of casting or not. :)

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Posted 28 December 2002 - 07:34 AM

Doll (Girl): MANDRADJIEFF
Doll (Boy): BOUDER

I'm not familiar with "Mandradjeiff" so can't be sure if this will be an historic casting style or not. :D

Just checked and you're right Major Mel! :) Both dolls are played by young women. :)


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