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  1. AB'sMom

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    I’ve only heard great things about her, so I can’t wait to see her! I am also really looking forward to seeing Forster in a lead role. (I’ll be seeing him in Harlequinade as well, but that role is quite different).
  2. AB'sMom

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    I just bought more tickets, this time for Shevchenko/Forster. Hopefully that casting doesn’t change—I’m determined to see a cast I haven’t seen before.
  3. AB'sMom

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    Oh no! I have tickets for the matinee on the 16th. I wanted to see Abrera/Bell.
  4. It looks like you can use BOGO18 tomorrow for tickets to the Thursday night Harlequinade show.
  5. My daughter is dancing in Harlequinade, but they haven’t given us casting yet, so I wasn’t able to take advantage of the BOGO deal for tickets and I already bought my Nutcracker tickets. Maybe next year I’ll hold off until Black Friday.
  6. I just received an email saying that they need male supers for the performances this weekend, with rehearsal tonight! Any men out there interested?
  7. That analogy doesn’t really apply. If someone was looking at Google maps and a financial record popped onto the screen showing you were stealing from the person, then the analogy might fit. If I asked someone to borrow a pen, he directed me to a drawer, and there were clearly visible naked photos of me in the drawer, I wouldn’t just close the door and move along. Maybe I’m angrier, but I feel that your right to privacy ends the moment I discover you’ve violated mine.
  8. AB'sMom

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    When Cate Hurlin was Clara as a kid they told her she was going to be the next Gillian Murphy. My daughter was one of the Claras the past two years and they joked that if Cate was the next Gillian, then my daughter was the next Cate. It was sweet, but we don’t take it too seriously! The experience is great for all the kids.
  9. AB'sMom

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    Most of them, but the height limit is 5’2” (and I actually think it was kept a little shorter this year), so there are always a few from other schools. Harlequinade will only be kids from the ABT Gillespie School. The height limit was upped to 5’3” for that show. There are a lot of kids rehearsing both shows for the next couple of months.
  10. AB'sMom

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    I wish Segerstrom would send out emails when there are casting updates, but I guess they don’t want to flood inboxes with too many emails. I only heard about it from the ABT Gillespie School kids and then went to the website to see if they were right.
  11. AB'sMom

    2018 Nutcracker - Costa Mesa

    The TBA for Stella Abrera’s partner has been filled in with.....(drumroll)......Aran Bell.
  12. AB'sMom

    ABT in D.C. - Jan 2019

    Lane and Shevchenko will be in California for Nutcracker a couple of weeks earlier, but Boylston won’t be. I’m not sure if that’s a sign for Harlequinade or not.
  13. I read it as Finlay sending a photo of Waterbury to a former SAB student/current PNB dancer, not that the former student was in the photo.
  14. Yes, I believe NYCB said his donations were made between 2010-2016, so it seems he aged out of the Young Patrons program.
  15. That donor seriously disturbs me. I remember someone making a comment that seemed off to me on an ABT Corp member’s Instagram once, so I clicked on the name to see the profile of the commenter. It was him. I just went back to her Instagram to see if I could find him so I could clarify why it disturbed me. I couldn’t find the post but did find something else odd. She went on a non-work European trip and in the comments thanked him and her sister for making it possible. She was 20.