Nutcracker

Nutcracker

Nutcracker

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Nutcracker returns this season to delight audiences young and old. This sparkling Holiday tradition is a festive feast for the senses with enchanting costumes, timeless choreography and a brilliant score by Tchaikovsky. Nutcracker features endearing Canadian scenes like a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill.

What could be more fun for the family than to join young Clara’s Christmas fantasy, where toys come to life, the Sugar Plum Fairy spreads her magic and a mischievous bear steals the Christmas pudding. A holiday classic for the whole family!

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Know Before You Go To Nutcracker

DOORS OPEN 1 Hour Before Curtain
TICKET PICK-UP If you’ve opted to have your tickets held, they will be available at the Centennial Concert Hall Box Office prior to showtime.
BAGS AND BACKPACKS The Centennial Concert Hall will not be accepting bags or backpacks at the coat check any longer.
PARKING Click here for more information about parking around the Centennial Concert Hall.

Pre & Post Show Entertainment

PHOTOBOOTH Come to the RWB photo booth before the show and at intermission to have a commemorative photo taken. The photo booth is a fun and FREE experience in the Concert Hall lobby. Photos are uploaded within a week from the show date to the RWB Facebook page so that attendees can have a copy of their photo.

MEET THE DANCERS Join us immediately after the performance on Saturday, December 21 & Sunday, December 22 for an opportunity to meet and chat with RWB dancers.

Saturday, December 21
Elizabeth Lamont
Sarah Davey
Joshua Hidson

Sunday, December 22
Ryan Vetter
Liam Caines
Bryce Taylor

PRE-SHOW CHAT
Rehearsing for Nutcracker: Now & Then. Three Winnipeggers get together to talk about what it is like rehearsing for Nutcracker, what they love about their roles and what it is like to perform in one of Winnipeg’s most cherished holiday traditions. Come early on Saturday, December 21 to catch the interview before the performance on the right side of the Concert Hall lobby.

Saturday December 21
12:15 – 12:30
RWB Corps de Ballet Dancer: Jaimi Deleau
RWB School Professional Division Students: Gabriel Belley (Dieter) & Joshua Sinclair (Julien)

PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT We are pleased to have live entertainment before the performance on the following days:
Friday, December 20 - Dale Rogalsky and Lester Espiritu
Saturday, December 21 - Joshua Gan and Students
Sunday, December 22 - Joshua Gan and Students

CREATIVE MOVEMENT CLASS Join us for 30 minutes of creative movement before your performance of Nutcracker to create true excitement for the amazing dance you are about to see on stage. Costumes & Parent Participation are encouraged.

Saturday, December 28
12:15 – 12:45
RWB School Artistic Faculty Karyn Maertens
Children Ages 3 – 7

Featured Creative Team

    Choreography

    Galina Yordanova & Nina Menon

    Lighting Design

    Michael J. Whitfield

    Music

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Costume Design

    Paul Daigle

    Scenic Design

    Brian Perchaluk

Full Cast

Marley Patterson
Marley Patterson as Clara (19, 22, 26, 28)
Olivia Koppanyi
Olivia Koppanyi as Clara (20, 21, 23, 27)
Sophia Lee
Sophia Lee as Clara (19, 23), Clara's Grandmother (20, 26, 27, 28), The Sugar Plum Fairy (20, 22, 27), Gigue (20, 22, 27), Grand Pas (19, 23), Spanish (28), Arabian (21, 26)
Chenxin Liu
Chenxin Liu as Clara (20, 22), Clara's Friends (19, 23, 26), Snowflake (21, 27), Grand Pas (20, 22), Chinese (21, 27)
Elizabeth Lamont
Elizabeth Lamont as Clara (21, 26), Clara's Parents (20, 23), Josephine, Clara's Aunt (19, 22, 27), Snowflake (27, 28), Grand Pas (21, 26), Spanish (19), Chinese (22, 23)
Alanna McAdie
Alanna McAdie as Clara (27), Clara's Friends (19, 23 26), Snowflake (21,28), Grand Pas (27), Chinese (19, 26)
Yayoi Ban
Yayoi Ban as Clara (28), Clara's Grandmother (19, 21, 22, 23), Snowflake (20, 23), Grand Pas (28), Spanish (19, 23), Arabian (20, 27)
Sarah Davey
Sarah Davey as Clara's Parents (19, 22, 28), Josephine, Clara's Aunt (21, 26), Snowflake (20, 23), The Sugar Plum Fairy (21, 26), Gigue (20, 22, 27), Spanish (23), Arabian (22, 28)
Jaimi Deleau
Jaimi Deleau as Clara's Parents (21, 26, 27), Josephine, Clara's Aunt (20, 23, 28), Snowflake (19, 22, 26), The Sugar Plum Fairy (19, 23, 28), Gigue (20, 22, 27), Spanish (20, 21, 22, 26, 27)
Dmitri Dovgoselets
Dmitri Dovgoselets as Clara's Parents (19, 21, 23, 27, 28), The Nutcracker Prince (20, 22), Grand Pas (20, 22)
Tristan Dobrowney
Tristan Dobrowney as Clara's Parents (20, 22, 26), The Nutcracker Prince (19, 23), Waltz of the Flowers Couples (21, 26, 28), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (21, 26, 28), Grand Pas (19, 23), Arabian (20, 27)
Gabriel Belley
Gabriel Belley as Dieter, Clara's Younger Brother (19, 22, 26, 28)
Adrian Ramirez
Adrian Ramirez as Dieter, Clara's Younger Brother (20, 21, 23, 27)
Yue Shi
Yue Shi as Fritz, Clara's Older Brother (19, 22, 27), The Nutcracker Prince (21, 26), Clara's Friends (20, 23), The Evil Sorcerer (22, 28), The Mouse King (20), Grand Pas (21, 26)
Ryan Vetter
Ryan Vetter as Fritz, Clara's Older Brother (20, 23), The Nutcracker Prince (28), Clara's Friends (19, 22), The Evil Sorcerer (19, 26), The Mouse King (19, 26), Waltz of the Flowers Couples (20, 22, 26, 27), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (20, 22, 26, 27), Grand Pas
Yosuke Mino
Yosuke Mino as Fritz, Clara's Older Brother (21, 26, 28), The Nutcracker Prince (27), The Mouse King (23), Grand Pas (28)
Michel Lavoie
Michel Lavoie as Edouard, Josephine's Fiancé (19, 22, 23, 27), Party Children Parents (20, 21, 26, 28), Soldiers & Mounted Police, Waltz of the Flowers Couples (19, 21, 23, 28), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (19, 21, 23, 28)
Joshua Hidson
Joshua Hidson as Edouard, Josephine's Fiancé (20, 21, 26, 28), Party Children Parents (19, 22, 23, 27), Soldiers & Mounted Police, Waltz of the Flowers Couples, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre
Stephan Azulay
Stephan Azulay as Drosselmeier, Clara's Godfather (19, 23, 27), Party Children Parents (20, 21, 22, 26), Soldiers & Mounted Police (20, 21, 26), Hazel (21, 26), Spanish (19, 23, 27), Chinese (19, 23, 27), Gigue (19, 23, 27), Arabian (21, 22, 26, 28)
Liam Caines
Liam Caines as Drosselmeier, Clara's Godfather (20, 22, 28), Party Children Parents (19), Hazel (19, 23, 27), Spanish (20, 22, 28), Chinese (20, 22, 28), Gigue (20, 22, 28), Arabian (19, 23)
Peter Lancksweerdt
Peter Lancksweerdt as Drosselmeier, Clara's Godfather (21, 26), Party Children Parents (23, 27, 28), The Evil Sorcerer (20, 27), The Mouse King (22, 28), Soldiers & Mounted Police (23, 27), Hazel (20, 22, 28), Waltz of the Flowers Couples (19, 20, 22, 23, 27), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (19, 20, 22, 23, 27), Span
Joshua Sinclair
Joshua Sinclair as Julien, Drosselmeier's Nephew (19, 22, 26, 28)
Jin Spence
Jin Spence as Julien, Drosselmeier's Nephew (20, 21, 23, 27)
Jenna Burns
Jenna Burns as Clara's Friends, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Couples, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26)
Sarah Joan Smith
Sarah Joan Smith as Clara's Friends (20, 21, 22, 27, 28), Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Couples (19, 22, 23, 27), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (19, 22, 23), Chinese (20, 28)
Amanda Solheim
Amanda Solheim as Clara's Friends (20, 21, 22, 27, 28), Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Couples, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26)
Parker Long
Parker Long as Clara's Friends (21, 26, 27, 28), Party Children Parents (19, 20, 22, 23), Soldiers & Mounted Police, Waltz of the Flowers Couples (19, 21, 23, 28), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (19, 21, 23, 28)
Liam Saito
Liam Saito as Clara's Friends, The Evil Sorcerer (21, 23), The Mouse King (21, 27), Soldiers & Mounted Police (19, 22, 28), Waltz of the Flowers Couples (20, 22, 26, 27), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (20, 22, 26, 27)
Katie Simpson
Katie Simpson as Party Children Parents (19, 21, 22, 26), Filbert the Bear (20, 23, 27, 28), Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Couples, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26)
Katie Bonnell
Katie Bonnell as Party Children Parents (20, 23, 27, 28), Filbert the Bear (19, 21, 22, 26), Snowflake (19, 22, 26), Spanish (20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28), Arabian (19, 23)
Aoi Hatanaka
Aoi Hatanaka as Party Children Parents, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble
Elena Dobrowna
Elena Dobrowna as Party Children Parents, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Couples (20, 21, 26, 28), Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (20, 21, 26)
Irene Blanc Zoco
Irene Blanc Zoco as Party Children Parents, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble
Sebastian Fairley
Sebastian Fairley as Party Children Parents (21, 26, 27, 28), Soldiers & Mounted Police
Bryce Taylor
Bryce Taylor as Party Children Parents, Soldiers & Mounted Police
Cameron Fraser-Monroe
Cameron Fraser-Monroe as Butler, Soldiers & Mounted Police
Brooke Thomas
Brooke Thomas as Maid, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (27, 28)
Laura Flydorf
Laura Flydorf as Maid, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (27,28)
Ryley Krauss
Ryley Krauss as Bat, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble
Rachel Gibbs
Rachel Gibbs as Bat, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (27, 28)
Miranda Lazarenko
Miranda Lazarenko as Bat, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble
Emilie Lewis
Emilie Lewis as Bat, Mice Army, Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble, Waltz of the Flowers Pas De Quatre (27, 28)
Genevieve Galea
Genevieve Galea as Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble
Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson as Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble
Marin Greenan
Marin Greenan as Snowflake, Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble
Meghan Sangster
Meghan Sangster as Waltz of the Flowers Ensemble

All casting is subject to change