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  1. There are a lot of Mark Ryden fans in California. Whether that will translate to new ballet-goers in Costa Mesa remains to be seen, but one can hope.
  2. I love Mark Ryden so I'm very excited to see how this goes.
  3. Simkin danced with Lane at both of her shows last year. I'm guessing some of casting has to do with availability, but I think Misty getting three shows has a lot to do with ticket sales. Or, to be less cynical, giving more of her local fans an opportunity to see her perform. I checked last night and ticket availability for her shows is already less than other shows. My daughter was one of the children dancing in the production last year. We don't find out which shows our kids will be performing in until late in the game. This year people know that if they want to see Misty they will have to buy tickets first and then hope it's the same night their child performs. I'm hoping to see Stella this year.
  4. Since he was partnered with Part last year I'm guessing one of them is unavailable this year. They've also gone from 14 shows to 12 and have Copeland dancing in 3 rather than 2, so I'm wondering if tickets will be harder to get the longer one waits to buy them.
  5. Last year I saw Murphy/Whiteside and Lane/Simkin. Part was supposed to have opening night, but I think she was ill because Murphy danced instead. I think that was the only change, but I may not be remembering everything.
  6. CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ABT'S PERFORMANCES OF THE NUTCRACKER AT SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo Lead Opening Night Cast December 9-18, 2016 in Segerstrom Hall Tickets On Sale Now 9/12/2016 - COSTA MESA, CA – Casting for American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and ABT, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director and Terry Dwyer, Segerstrom Center President. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker will be given 12 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 9-18, 2016. The Nutcracker, set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The Pacific Symphony performs the beloved holiday score. In the Los Angeles Timesreview from last year’s inaugural Center performance, it declared, “Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky has made his own Christmas miracle: a joyful ‘Nutcracker’ ballet that is ravishing and clever enough to inspire multiple viewings.” Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo will lead the opening night cast of The Nutcracker dancing the roles of Clara, the Princess and Nutcracker, the Prince, respectively. Subsequent casts include Hee Seo and Cory Stearns, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, Isabella Boylston and Jeffrey Cirio, Stella Abrera and Alexandre Hammoudi, and Sarah Lane and Joseph Gorak in the leading roles. The engagement of The Nutcracker continues an on-going relationship between Segerstrom Center and American Ballet Theatre. The Company has appeared at the Center since the beginning in 1987. At the Center, ABT gave the world premiere of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Swan Lake in 1988, the West Coast premiere of Kevin McKenzie’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty in 2007 and the world premiere of a new production of Firebird by Alexei Ratmansky in 2012. In 2008, the Center and ABT co-commissioned Twyla Tharp¹s Rabbit and Rogue, receiving its world premiere in New York and West Coast premiere at the Center. In 1999, ABT’s production of Le Corsaire was taped in Segerstrom Hall for broadcast on PBS’ Dance In America, winning an Emmy Award. In 2003, The Dream was also taped at the Center for broadcast on Dance In America. In March 2015, Segerstrom Center presented the world premiere of ABT’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty as choreographed by Maurius Petipa with staging and additional choreography by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. In March of 2017, ABT will return to the Center performing in a world premiere work by Ratmansky. Principal Casting for The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center the Arts Artists and program are subject to change. Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Misty Copeland Herman Cornejo Sunday, December 11 at 12:30 p.m. Isabella Boylston Jeffrey Cirio Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. Isabella Boylston Jeffrey Cirio Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m. Misty Copeland Herman Cornejo Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. Hee Seo Cory Stearns Sunday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. Hee Seo Cory Stearns Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m. Misty Copeland Herman Cornejo Sunday, December 18 at 12:30 p.m. Sarah Lane Joseph Gorak Saturday, December 10 at 7 p.m. Gillian Murphy James Whiteside Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. Gillian Murphy James Whiteside Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. Stella Abrera Alexandre Hammoudi Sunday, December 18 at 5:30 p.m. Stella Abrera Alexandre Hammoudi Single tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker start at $29 are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. Special Sweet Seats are available for every performance and include: • Premier seating location in Orchestra rows A - F • Exclusive pre-show selfie opportunity with ABT dancer • Premium box of sweet treats • Nutcracker ornament
  7. Hello, I'm new here but have been around Ballet Talk for Dancers for a while.
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