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Nutcracker Sponsored by:

Community Center Theater December 9 - 23, 2011

Ming Luke, Assistant Conductor • Jane Hill, Interim Executive Director Violin 1 Dan Flanagan Concertmaster Simeone Simeonov Assistant Concertmaster Cindy Lee Baker Peeples Heather Powell Dagenais Smiley Sandra Togashi Chong Ljubomir Velickovic Kate Homer* Ilana Thomas*

Bass Thomas Derthick Principal Andy Butler Assistant Principal Richard Duke Ben Tudor

Violin 2 Michelle Xiao You Principal Mark Tammes Assistant Principal Mary Blanchette Natasha Makhijani Ingrid Peters Darren Sagawa Zinovy Zelichenok Kerry Borgen* Rae Ann Goldberg*

Oboe Thomas Nugent Principal Adrienne Malley* Ruth Stuart Burroughs

Viola Emily Onderdonk Principal James Een Assistant Principal Gay Currier Daria D’Andrea Ying Ying Ho Fan Hu Ilana Matfis Melinda Rayne Pauline Metzgar* Deanna Said* Cello Robin Bonnell Principal Lena Bonhorst Andaya Assistant Principal Gretchen Egen Susan Lamb Cook Judith Waegell Richard Andaya* Sarah Fieni* Joan Hadeishi* Timothy Stanley*

Bass Trombone Steve Trapani Antonio Portella* Wayne Solomon* Timpani Kumiko Ito Principal

Flute Mathew Krejci Principal Elizabeth Coronata Gail Edwards

Clarinet Patricia Shands Principal Erin Finkelstein* Sandra McPherson Bassoon David Granger Principal Karen Gale Maryll Goldsmith Joan Burg* Horn Eric Achen Principal Pete Nowlen Susan Vollmer Cameron Kopf* Philip Richardson* Trumpet James Rodseth Principal Scott Macomber Gary Dilworth John Leggett Owen Miyoshi* Trombone Joel Elias Principal Craig McAmis* Brendan Lai-Tong*

Percussion Thomas Rance Michael Downing Keyboards Theresa Keene Harp Anna Maria Mendieta Principal Meredith Clark* * substitute musician Sacramento Philharmonic Musicians are represented by the American Federation of Musicians Local 12.

Through the determined efforts of arts leaders throughout the region, the funds needed to provide live music for the 2011 Sacramento Ballet production of The Nutcracker were raised! Live Music Sposored by: Sacramento Region Community Foundation Wells Fargo The Teichert Foundation Radiological Associates of Sacramento GenCorp Foundation Sacramento Ballet Association Sacramento Philharmonic Pacific Coast Building Products Foundation The Richard & Ursula Wertz Foundation Merchants National Bank Hank Fisher Properties

Message from the Artistic Directors Dear Friends, For almost a quarter century, Carinne and I have lovingly produced The Nutcracker, a magical and timeless classic that perfectly embodies the festive holiday Spirit. Generations of Sacramento families continue to delight in this magical tradition as grandparents, parents, and children of all ages thrill to the magic of Clara’s enchanting journey. Sparkling dancing, captivating children, opulent scenery, magnificent live music, and amazing special effects create memories that keep you enthralled year after year. Because you love The Nutcracker, we know you’ll fall in love with Cinderella, the most beloved character in all fairy tales. Many cultures around the world have versions of this rags-to-riches, happy-ever-after storybook fable and Ron Cunningham’s Cinderella has been applauded in major capitals throughout Europe, Asia, the Near East, and America. Join us in February over Valentine weekend and fall in love all over again. From traditional classic family fare to the cutting edge of modern creativity, the season continues with the finest of contemporary dance. In March, join us for Modern Masters at the Three Stages Theatre at Folsom Lake College featuring the West Coast premiere of Edwaard Liang’s magnificent Wunderland, a World Premiere by Darryl Grand Moultrie, and the return of Septime Webre’s saucy Fluctuating Hemlines with a live percussion ensemble direct from New York. If you’ve never seen our spectacular dancers up-close-and-personal in the intimate atmosphere of an in-studio performance, you must not miss our Genius program in April. The company has been granted the exclusive privilege of presenting repertory highlights of the legendary George Balanchine, the greatest choreographer of the 20th century. We also invite you to our instudio performances of Beer & Ballet, extraordinary evenings of experimental dance created by our very own talented dancers. Join our website and “friend us” on facebook to keep up with our fast paced, action packed calendar of performances and events. Shop local this holiday season by visiting our boutique in the lobby during intermission. Our fabulous 2012 calendar, featuring Sacramento Ballet Dancers and Sacramento Firefighters from the Burn Institute, make wonderful stocking stuffer gifts for the holidays. We thank you for your support and look forwarding to sharing great dance with you all season long. Happy Holidays,

The Company Artistic Directors Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Artists Lauren Breen Ava Chatterson Annali Rose Clevenger* Alexandra Cunningham Nicole Haskins Isha Lloyd Amanda Peet Lauryn Winterhalder Oliver Paul Adams Alexander Biber Stefan Calka Roberto Cisneros Colby Damon* Christopher Nachtrab Richard Porter Richard Smith Rex Wheeler Character Artists Lynlee Towne Nolan T'Sani Michael Separovich Apprentices Kelly Ford Tracy Jones Tess Lane Katie Miller Charlotte Munson Alex Stewart Trainees Dakota Crist Julia Feldman Mila Lavoie Ballet Mistress Lynlee Towne Founder Barbara Crockett

Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Artistic Directors

*Guest Artist

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The story of The Nutcracker Prologue A Street Outside Dr. Drosselmeyer’s Workshop It is Christmas Eve… the lamp lighter, the Christmas tree seller and the chestnut vendor are selling their wares along the main street of a quaint European village. Families, children, and townspeople hurry along the busy thoroughfare. In the midst of the holiday bustle, we catch a glimpse of Dr. Drosselmeyer in his workshop, adjusting mechanical dolls to take to a Christmas party. Act I, Scene 1 The Christmas Party at the Stahlbaum’s Home Servants and delivery boys pass in and out of the stately home as the Stahlbaum children, Fritz and Clara, eagerly anticipate the festivities of the annual Christmas party. At last the guests begin to arrive full of good cheer. Holiday greetings abound. The Christmas tree is unveiled and the dancing begins. Suddenly, the eccentric Dr. Drosselmeyer arrives with wonderful gifts: mechanical dancing dolls, which entertain and amaze both children and adults alike. Dr. Drosselmeyer has a special gift for Clara: a wooden Nutcracker and, in a fit of jealousy, Fritz breaks its jaw. The doctor bandages the Nutcracker with his handkerchief and, after a full and lively evening, the party comes to an end. Close to midnight, Clara leaves her sleepless bed and returns to the parlor in search of her Nutcracker. Unable to find him, she soon falls asleep and enters the magical world of dreams. Act I, Scene 2 The Transformation and Battle The mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer appears with the toy Nutcracker, attracting some mischievous mice. Waking Clara, he magically turns the Nutcracker into a life-sized warrior and commands the Christmas tree and the rest of the room to grow bigger and bigger. Clara now finds herself surrounded by life-sized Christmas toys and her beloved Nutcracker, who now has a regiment of toy soldiers to fight the vicious mice, who scurry from the walls. A fierce battle ensues. The excited mice are on the verge of victory when Clara intervenes by throwing her shoe at the Mouse King. Distracted, he turns from his adversary and the Nutcracker dispatches him with his sword. Impressed by Clara’s act of bravery, Dr. Drosselmeyer transforms the Nutcracker into a handsome prince.

Act I, Scene 3 Journey Through the Snowflake Forest In gratitude, the Nutcracker Prince leads Clara on a journey to the Kingdom of the Sweets, passing first through the beautiful Snowflake Forest. In the midst of a blizzard of dancing snowflakes, the majestic Snow Queen and King appear in a sleigh drawn by tiny reindeer. With royal courtesy, they welcome Clara and the Nutcracker Prince and escort them through their frosty domain. INTERMISSION Act II The Kingdom of the Sweets Clara and the Nutcracker pass through gossamer clouds and a company of angels as they approach the Palace of Sweets. Once again they receive a royal welcome, this time from the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. The Nutcracker tells of his fierce battle with the mice and the Sugar Plum Fairy rewards Clara for her bravery. The colorful residents of the kingdom are introduced to the visitors and the royal entertainment begins. First comes Chocolate from Spain, dancing a lively Bolero. The soft undulating strains that accompany Coffee from Arabia are followed by bubbling Tea from China and the sprightly Candy Canes. Marzipan Shepherdesses dance to the enchanting sound of reed flutes as Peppermints from Russia perform a lively Trepak. From France comes Mother Ginger with a skirt full of Ginger Bread Children. All of the beautiful Flowers from the kingdom gather for a waltz to honor Clara. The Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier crown the festivities with a Grand Pas de Deux. All dreams must come to an end, and, at last, it is time for Clara to depart. To bid farewell to their guests, each group of dancers return to wave good-bye as Clara sails for home in a beautiful hot air balloon.

Tchaikovsky and the Music Tchaikovsky’s score for The Nutcracker is undoubtedly the most popular and familiar music ever written for the ballet stage. The Nutcracker was the last in a series of brilliant works by Tchaikovsky that defined the great classical era of ballet. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840. Like many composers of his generation, his family expected him to complete a formal education. Consequently, Tchaikovsky graduated from law school in 1859 before embarking on a career in music. Despite periods of deep depression, he was remarkably productive as a composer. His works include ten operas, six symphonies, three piano concerti, a violin concerto, incidental music for various plays and operas as well as three of the most famous classical ballets in the world: Swan Lake (1875), The Sleeping Beauty (1890), and of course, The Nutcracker (1892). Tchaikovsky died of cholera in St. Petersburg on November 6, 1893 leaving a legacy of music beloved the world over.

Ron Cunningham’s

The Nutcracker Accompanied by the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra The Nutcracker is sponsored by:

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Ron Cunningham after Marius Petipa Staged by Carinne Binda & Ron Cunningham Scenery by Alain Vaës Scenery underwritten by Wells Fargo Bank

Costumes by Theresa Kimbrough Lighting by Steve Odehnal Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Henrik Jul Hansen

Prologue

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A Street Outside Dr. Drosselmeyer’s Workshop

Lamplighter Chestnut Vendor Tree Vendor Governess Maid Delivery Boy Newsboy Wealthy Family Common Family Man with Child on Sled

Alex Stewart or Christopher Nachtrab Cameron Eggers Oliver-Paul Adams or Stefan Calka or Richard Smith Emily Hite or Annali Rose Clevenger or Alexandra Cunningham Kelly Ford or Alexandra Cunningham or Emily Hite or Nicole Haskins Roberto Cisneros or Rex Wheeler or Alex Stewart Alex Stewart or Rex Wheeler or Roberto Cisneros or Sam Ainley-Zoll Katie Miller or Ava Chatterson or Amanda Peer and Richard Porter or Oliver-Paul Adams or Stefan Calka

Lauren Breen or Isha Lloyd or Regina Park Suh

with Aidan

Eagle and Monique Lonergan or Lyndsie Henning and Derek Jasper or Will Lyon and Poppy Ruyak

Isha Lloyd or Regina Park Suh or Julia Feldman or Alexandra Cunninhgam and Richard Smith or Alexander Biber or Rex Wheeler

with Joey Sison and Samantha Smith or Henry Bauer and Hunter Heard or Kiley Junker and Alejandra Keaton

Alexander Biber or Stefan Calka or Rex Wheeler with Abby Gray, Kira Lienhard or Megan Commins

Children with Skates Street Children Flower Seller

Corinne Christian, Rachel Kedem and Audrey Solis or Sidalcea Burmester, Madeline Josa and Hailey Moore or Emma Blanchette, Abigail Fitzpatrick and Victoria Quaranta Estree Arenal, Dylan deGuzman, Clara Hunt, Sophie Kettela and Zoe Nauman or Jillian Harrington, Skyla Hoyle, Kaatje Matthews, Ari Samuel and Sophie Steele or Jacqueline Blanchette, Olivia Green, Alexis Lienhard, Gabriela Smith and Hannah Zimmer Solana Tanabe, Elise Borgfeldt or Madison Kilby

with Sarah

Nanny with Child

Dr. Drosselmeyer Frau Stahlbaum Herr Stahlbaum Grandmother Grandfather Governess Maids Clara and Fritz

Blincoe or Chandler Metcalf

Act I, Scene 1

The Christmas Party at the Stahlbaum’s House

Ron Cunningham or Nolan T’Sani Amanda Peet or Katie Miller Stefan Calka or Richard Porter Lynlee Towne Alex Stewart or Christopher Nachtrab Emily Hite or Annali Rose Clevenger or Alexandra Cunningham Kelly Ford or Alexandra Cunningham or Emily Hite or Nicole Haskins with Tess Lane or Kelly Ford or Nicole Haskins or Tracy Jones Molly Odell and Elijah Vasquez (Dec 9, 10) Kate Lidster and Jackson Margolis (Dec 11, 16, 17) Serrah-Gayle Neal and Luke Westerman (Dec 18, 22, 23)

Parents Party Children

Lauryn Winterhalder or Regina Park Suh or Lauren Breen or Alexandra Cunningham with Oliver-Paul Adams or Stefan Calka or Richard Smith Katie Miller or Ava Chatterson or Amanda Peet with Richard Porter or Stefan Calka or Oliver-Paul Adams Lauren Breen or Isha Lloyd or Regina Park Suh or Julia Feldman with Richard Smith or Alexander Biber or Rex Wheeler Isha Lloyd or Regina Park Suh or Alexandra Cunningham or Julia Feldman with Richard Smith or Alexander Biber or Rex Wheeler

Columbine Vivandiere & Soldier

Alexandra Cunningham or Isha Lloyd or Nicole Haskins or Lauryn Winterhalder Nicole Haskins or Kelly Ford or Lauren Breen or Tess Lane or Tracy Jones Rex Wheeler or Roberto Cisneros or Alexander Biber or Alex Stewart

Clare Agustin, Ben Ainley-Zoll, Kaleigh Bane, Madison Coleman, Aidan Conroy, Lauren Evans, Andress Jaimez, Brandt Porteus, Aidan Rector, Anna Sevilla, Sydney Tan, Logan Tiley, Noah Vasquez and Sarah Williamson or Viktoria Anderson, Cameron Banghart, Connor Chavez, Leopold Dippon, Olivia Fu, Anna Huber, Monica Martinez, Jacob Navas, Alexandra Osterman, Campbell Salmon, Jade Silva-Day, Alexander Simonetti, Darren Tack and Kylie Toy or Zack Chatters, Kanai Chaves-Kalama, Haily Foster, Fiona Galvin, Abigail Goehring, Makinzi Hanie, Michelina Hanlon, AJ Heard, Cal Kincaid, Rodney McGuigan, Finn McKay, Sydney Reese, Lainey Thompson and Patrick Westerman

Act I, Scene 2

The Nutcracker

The Transformation and Battle

Mouse King Mice

Roberto Cisneros (Dec 9, 10m, 11, 17m, 18e, 22e, 23) Rex Wheeler (Dec 8, 10e, 16, 17e, 18m, 22m) Michael Separovich Rex Wheeler or Roberto Cisneros, Sam Ainley-Zoll or Colby Damon, Cameron Eggers, Alexander Biber, Richard Smith or Christopher Nachtrab or Oliver-Paul Adams, Alex Stewart

Teeny Tiny Mice

Mia Caligiuri, Weslie Kliman, Arabella Phillips and Grace Salado or Maya Iniguez, Anna Kleist, Shaelyn Magreevy and Brynn Webb or Katy Heatherly, Audrey Josa, Collette Madden and Grace Salado or Amelia Hurtz, Collette Madden, Malia Marquez and Peyton Stoller or Avery Almendariz, Gwen Culleton, Audrey Kennedy and Ansley Riddell

Baby Mouse

Baby Bunny

Soldier Captain

Soldiers

Christmas Dolls

now Queen & King S

Alexis Downing or Harper Johnston or Samantha Pinto Kaylee Bame or Madeline Ching or Anneka Sharpe Noah Mackes or Christian Salmon Keysho Baxter, Monet Cook, Zoe Costello, Bailey Duff, Brooke Furukawa, Skyler Hurkens, Isabelle Kettela, Kayla Lardner, Brooke Lincoln, Jenna Love, Jordan Love, Kendyll Naso, Sadie Odell, Caitlyn Perry, Maren Plant, Emily Redmond, Marisela Salgado and Sara Welton or or Ozjalai Adams, Katie Anoskey, Jennifer Bicha, Karley Broadbent, Jayklynn Burns, Cally Gustafson, Isabelle Hesse, Allison Killmer, Kayla Lardner, Lianna Liu, Nicole Mackes, Logan Marable, Grace Nelson, Kayden Nyborg, Tina Reuter, Declan Smith, Grace Vermazen and Michelle Zamora

Isabelle Christian, Drew-Marie deGuzman, Sydney Gordon and Lillian Lachman or Claire Honig, Gianna Kettela, Kathryn Rasey and Shannon Williamson or Sarah Arata, Sylvie Cressman, Anna McNatt and Louisa McNatt or Sofie Baeseman, Savvy Bajar, Gia Costa and Kaitlin Dizon or Alyssa Cook, Mia May, Alea McGuigan and Baila Thompson

Act I, Scene 3

The Snowflake Forest

Alexandra Cunningham and Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 9, 23e) Amanda Peet and Stefan Calka (Dec 10) Nicole Haskins and Richard Smith (Dec 11, 17e, 23m) Isha Lloyd and Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 16, 18e) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (Dec 17m, 22) Alexandra Cunningham and Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 8, 18m)

Reindeer

Sage Dickinson, Darrian Dimalanta, Jamie Guthrie, Meghan Guthrie, Sydney Joe, Natalie Leon, Julianna Morgan and Erika Patterson or Tierzah Chan, Caty Cordano, Shea Harrington, Julianna Jungkeit, Brooklyn Kershner, Hallie Mikacich, Aryssa Montoya and Olivia Tobin or Gillian Anderson, Celleste Brusacoram, Sophie Lyons, Kimberly Riley, Julia Stromick, Cecily Trejo, Mary Elizabeth White and Madison Xiong

Snowflakes

Tess Lane, Isha Lloyd or Nicole Haskins, Lauren Breen, Lauryn Winterhalder, Emily Hite, Tracy Jones, Katie Miller or Dakota Crist, Kelly Ford or Mila Lavoie, Regina Park Suh or Julia Feldman, Ava Chatterson

INTERMISSION

Act II

The Kingdom of Sweets

Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier

Amanda Peet and Stefan Calka (Dec 9) Alexandra Cunningham and Richard Porter (Dec 10m, 11) Nicole Haskins and Richard Porter (Dec 8, 10e) Annali Rose Clevenger and Stefan Calka (Dec 16, 18m, 22m, 23m) Alexandra Cunningham and Richard Smith (Dec 17m, 22e) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (Dec 17e, 18e, 23e)

Center Angels

Jessica Bozzo or Megan Odell, Ana Schloemann, Brittney Almendariz, Emily Tan or Kaitlyn McKibben, Whitney Reese, Celia Rinstrom or Rose Vermazen and Isabella Rosen

Angels

Natalie Bourgeois, Jessica Bozzo or Megan Odell, Reilly Butler, Shannon Carroll, Abbott Edwards, Erin Edwards, Makenna Kelley, Eliana Kupperman, Katelynn Leeworthy and Kylie Rose

or Reesa Artz, Samantha Chizek, Autymn Fox, Ana Hansen, Jamie Kunz, Celia Ringstrom or Rose Vermazen, Jasmine Saenz, Elizabeth Simpson, Emily Simpson and Kalli WalkinHawk

Cherubs

Alyssa Aguirre, Maya Barber, Nicole Bates, Megan Benitez, Jamie Dacuycuy, Emily Delman, Ashleigh Hardy, Sierra Hardy, Claira Mincer, Grace Perry, Kara Porteus, Ana Salgado, Mackenzie Stevens and Vivian Zerkle

or Madison Alford, Gabriela Ballance, Kenedy Collins, Aubrey Rose Coyne, Fiona Coyne, Simone Gandy, Isabella Honig, Arieanna Hooks, Alexandra Jones, Aurora King, Natalie Michaels, Ryan Monroe, Kara Porteus and Paige Young

or Marnie Bauer, Kylie Benyuska, Marisa Cabrera, Madison Chase, Nikole Farina, Emma Harmon, Mariah Hill, Riley Jacoby, Arianna Moore, Jasmine Moore, Cheyenne Morgan, Megan Morgan, Olivia Morrow and Sydney Scott

or Helena Mae Batturaro, Bridgitt Brooks, Brianna Curtin, Isabella Fehringer, Zola Grey, Isabelle Grupp, Bethany Huffman, Emma Huffman, Etta Lauchland, Marianne Liu, Destiny Paraguas, Chelsea Reimche, Sarah Struckman and Marielle Winuk

or Summer Adams, Savannah Burciaga, Alexis Chayka, Alejandra Crumpacker, Meghan Hedin, Haley Hein, Mariah Hill, Addisyn Marlin, Megan Midkiff, Audrey Paoletti Fry, Safiya Peragallo, Annika Rea, Tristan Smith and Ava Urbina

Cooks

Mckenna Coleman, Lelis Fulton, Trinity Gomes, Kelly Gray, Lillian Hoffman, Skylar Jones, James Mercer, Sydney Mercer, Abigail Rodgers, Bianca Isabelle Tidwell, Ignacio Vasquez and Harmony Whiteaker

or Devin Alford, Romeo Blanco, Amalie Claus-Udarbe, Mia Gandy, Alyssa Kwong, Beatrice Lowman, Molly Mascal, Dakota McGlothen, Violet Murray, Julian Perales, Elizabeth Rizzo, Megan Sabol and Elise Thomas

or Giuliana Alvarado, Mackenzie Bradley, Siela Brunello, Ada Guidotti, Joelle Hansen, Kayla Liotine, Eleanor Love, Dylan Margolis, Lena Mikacich, Liza Mikacich. Isabella Monterroso, Malaya Moore and Seth Wedel

or Erin Akens, Reese Berry, Josie Blair, Gannon Blake, Taylor Friesen, Kelsey Geweke, Jada Grey, Katie Beth Quaranta, Isabelle Siebum, Rebecca Slutsky, Alexana Voudouris, Paxton Zimmer and Jaclyn Zucco

or Ryann Almendariz, Christopher Barbusca, Fallon Binns Briana Burgos, Xiaoiao Driver, Arik Medina, Kailey Nyborg, Emil Rea, Lauren Riley, Lily Ruyak, Brooke Tillinghast, Rylei Trujillo and Kyra Xiong

Spanish Arabian

Divertissement

Ava Chatterson (Dec 9, 10m, 11, 23m) Lauren Breen (Dec 10e, 16, 18m) Annali Rose Clevenger (Dec 17m, 22e) Isha Lloyd (Dec 17e, 23e) Alexandra Cunningham (Dec 8, 18e, 22m) with Oliver-Paul Adams, Alex Stewart, Alexander Biber, Christopher Nachtrab or Roberto Cisneros, Rex Wheeler, Richard Smith, Richard Porter Isha Lloyd and Richard Porter (Dec 9) Isha Lloyd and Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 10m, 11, 22e) Lauryn Winterhalder and Stefan Calka (Dec 8, 10e) Alexandra Cunningham and Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 16, 23m) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (Dec 17m, 18m, 22m) Annali Rose Clevenger and Stefan Calka (Dec 17e, 18e, 23e)

Arabian Attendants

Lily Holman, Annabella Kliman, Becky Klusnick and Jewel Turner or Courtney Banghart, Kalysta Roberts, Anastasia Salmon and Maya Snow or Ella Culleton, Jordan Clary, Alicea Lozano and Lily Lyman

Chinese

Rex Wheeler (Dec 9, 10m, 17m, 22e) Roberto Cisneros (Dec 10e, 16, 22m) Colby Damon (Dec 11, 23e) Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 17e, 18m, 23m) Alex Stewart ( Dec 8, 18e)

Dragon Attendants Chinese Attendants

Maren Plant and Sarah Welton or Ozjalai Adams and Karley Broadbent Marissa Adolphson, Gwendolyn Austin, Jayde Berk, Rachel Gilbertson, Emily Irvine, Kayte Long, Desiree Ortega, AnneMarie Rodgers, Victoria Tan and Lily Williams or Marcella Bertolino, Katie Blair, Alexa Bravos, AnnaRose Davis, Violet Hansen, Katherine Hay, Hannah Holly, Emalee Sault, Kiana Schoonmaker and Piper Todd or Bevyn Cassidy, Jacqueline Dizon, Caroline Grupp, Katherine Isherwood, Amethyst McKay, Corrina Rodacker, Kalia Rucker, Sydney Schmeltz, Ruby Tibet and Jasmine Xiong

Candy Cane

Richard Smith (Dec 9, 16, 23m) Colby Damon (Dec 10m, 22m) Rex Wheeler (Dec 8, 10e, 17e) Roberto Cisneros (Dec 11, 17m, 18e) Nicole Haskins (Dec 18m, 22e, 23e)

Candy Cane Attendants

or

Marzipan

Nicole Haskins (Dec 9, 11) Emily Hite (Dec 10m, 17e, 23m) Isha Lloyd (Dec 8, 10e, 16) Lauren Breen (Dec 17m, 18e, 22e) Ava Chatterson (Dec 18m, 22m, 23e) with Emily Hite, Katie Miller, Ava Chatterson, Lauryn Winterhalder or Lauren Breen, Regina Park Suh, Kelly Ford or Julia Feldman, Tracy Jones, Tess Lane

Russian

Colby Damon (Dec 8, 9, 10e, 22e, 23m) Stefan Calka (Dec 10m, 11, 17m) Nicole Haskins (Dec 16, 17e) Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 18, 22m, 23e) with Alexander Biber or Alex Stewart and Cameron Eggers

Mother Ginger

Mother Ginger’s Children

Victoria Coleman, Danielle Martin, Kylie Rose, Katya Schloemann, Nicole Smith, Mira Spremich, Madeline Williams and Lauren Wilson Macy Almendariz, Paige Almendariz, Dakota Cosgrove, Haley Finerman, Rachel Finerman, Julia Kamilos, Patricia Martin and Sofia Ringstrom

Nolan T’Sani or Michael Separovich Laurel Bane, Liana Dela Cruz, Taylor Earle, Danielle Hoffman, Tiana Lindsey, Bridgette Rodgers, Allyson Spurlock and Carly Stewart Chloe Beck, Ashlyn Bell, Ali Cordano, Bella Hopkins, Chloe Kershner, Marisa Martinez, Clara McNatt and Michaela Terner or Delaney Amarel, Serena Feniger, Elijah Neal, Annika Remme, Isabella Runyan, Luke Thompson, Clara Urbina and Jack Westerman or

Waltz of the Flowers

The Rose

Alexandra Cunningham (Dec 9, 10e, 17e, 18m, 23e) Amanda Peet (Dec 8, 10m, 11, 16, 22e) Nicole Haskins (Dec 17m, 18e, 22m, 23m)

Her Cavaliers

or

Two Roses

Lauren Breen and Nicole Haskins or Katie Miller and Ava Chatterson or Lauryn Winterhalder and Isha Lloyd

Flowers

Dakota Crist or Chloe Saalsaa, Julia Feldman, Kelly Ford, Tracy Jones or Ana Schloemann, Madison Kilby or Brittney Almendariz, Tess Lane, Katie Miller, Regina Park Suh or Kaitlyn McKibben, Solana Tanabe or Milka Kursar and Lauryn Winterhalder or Mila Lavoie

Sugar Plum Fairy Attendants

or

Christopher Nachtrab and Oliver-Paul Adams Richard Porter and Richard Smith or Roberto Cisneros and Rex Wheeler

Maya Gorman, Katelyn Hall, Sitsa LaTour Katie and Post Sarah Cabigas, Maggie Maue, Sarah Teodoro and Alexandra Unpingco or Jordan Aceves, Jessica Duncan, Katie Post and Jennifer Watembach

Grand Pas de Deux Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier Finale

Amanda Peet and Stefan Calka (Dec 9) Alexandra Cunningham and Richard Porter (Dec 10m, 11) Nicole Haskins and Richard Porter (Dec 8, 10e) Annali Rose Clevenger and Stefan Calka (Dec 16, 18m, 22m, 23m) Alexandra Cunningham and Richard Smith (Dec 17m, 22e) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (Dec 17e, 18e, 23e) Entire Company

m = matinee

e = evening

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Oliver-Paul Adams

Alexander Biber

Lauren Breen

Roberto Cisneros

Alexandra Cunningham Nicole Haskins

Amanda Peet

Richard Porter

Richard Smith

Stefan Calka

Ava Chatterson

Isha Lloyd

Christopher Nachtrab

Rex Wheeler

Lauryn Winterhalder

Apprentices

Kelly Ford

Tracy Jones

Tess Lane

Trainees

Katie Miller

Charlotte Munson

Apprentices and Trainees Underwritten By Mr. Thomas McCauley Dakota Crist

Julia Feldman Mila Lavoie

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Alex Stewart

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Sacramento Ballet is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Awards Program of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission with support from the City of Sacramento

Artistic Directors

Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Under the artistic vision and creative leadership of husband and wife team, Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda, the Sacramento Ballet has risen to national prominence for its artistic excellence and outstanding work in the community. Serving with distinction for over twenty years, they have transitioned the company from a small regional ballet to become an integral centerpiece in the rich cultural tapestry of Northern California. Having enjoyed extensive international careers as performing artists, Ron and Carinne have brought a wealth of experience, knowledge, and creativity to the Sacramento Ballet. Under their stewardship, the budget has expanded from $400,000 to $2.7 million, audience attendance has grown by 400%, and they have expanded from 6 to 25 professional dancers. They have added over 50 world premieres, and 50 Sacramento premieres to the repertory, including 18 masterpieces by the great George Balanchine. Ron Cunningham has created or staged over 40 of his original ballets to define the company’s esthetic with signature works such as; Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, Carmina Burana, Dracula, A Streetcar Named Desire, Etosha, and many others. Ron Cunningham’s The Nutcracker incorporates almost 500 children each year, making it the largest cast of children in a professional production anywhere in the world. Together, they have invented dozens of initiatives designed to deepen, broaden, and diversify audiences with innovative programs such as Modern Masters, Beer & Ballet, Inside The Director’s Studio, Living Sculptures, Red Hot Valentine Nights, and the Capital Choreography Competition. In 2007, the company made its first international tour to the People’s Republic of China receiving accolades and praise in both Shanghai and Beijing. Ron and Carinne have been in the vanguard of forging creative partnerships with their fellow arts organizations for many years, and are a key partner in the E.Claire Raley’s Studios for the Performing Arts. They have fostered outreach programs to over 40 different social service agencies, and full emersion education programs for children at risk in elementary, middle, and high schools. Together as a team, Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda embody the Sacramento Ballet’s mission statement to engage, inspire, and educate through the powerful vehicle of dance.

Barbara Jackson •Artistic Directors’ Underwriter Barbara first became involved with The Sacramento Ballet as an audience member over 15 years ago, attending not only performances at The Community Center Theater, but also regularly attending in-studio previews, brown bag lunches and Beer & Ballet performances at the Ballet’s Studio location. We thank her for her patronage and ongoing support.

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Send a Child to The Ballet You can introduce a child to the magical world of ballet by contributing $20 per child to our “Send a Child to the Ballet” campaign. Complimentary tickets are made available to children in need and social service organizations.

Recipients

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Language Academy of Sacramento,

Sacramento City Council Members Angelique Ashby Steve Cohn Darrell Fong Robert King Fong Kevin McCarty Bonnie Pannell Sandy Sheedy Jay Schenirer

William Land Elementary School

Sacramento County Supervisors Roberta MacGlashan Don Nottoli Susan Peters Phil Serna Jimmie Yee Dancer Health Cary Caufield, PT, CSCS Dr. David S. Gunther, DC Laura Elliott-Sisterson, RD Dr. Robert W. Larsen, DPM, FACFAS Dr. Ernesto Quinto, DO Lenny Volynets, CMT Wendy Voss, PT Dr. Alan Zarembski, DC Doctor in the House Thank you to our participating Doctors from Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento

A Special Thank You to those who have helped with The Nutcracker: The Sacramento Ballet is deeply grateful for the commitment and participation of all of The Nutcracker families in this year’s production. The extra effort and contributions you make in costuming, backstage volunteering, make-up, photo shoots, transportation, public relations, hospitality, and general helpfulness make this production the annual family holiday tradition for thousands. With a production of this size, we simply would not be able to do it without you!

Washington Elementary School Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services WEAVE Breakthrough Sacramento Allison Elementary Fathers and Families Rosa Parks Middle School St John's Shelter Anna Kirchgater Elementary School Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center Martin Luther King Jr. School Women's Empowerment Contact Sacramento Ballet’s Outreach Coordinator for more information: (916) 552-5800 x102 vanessa@sacballet.org

Sacramento Ballet Administration

Executive Director Gregory Smith Executive Assistant Diane Bailey Marketing Director Mimi J. Kent Marketing Assistants Amy Gallina Rossi Development Assistant Michael Vester Education & Outreach Coordinator Vanessa Bautista Box Office Coordinator Christine Pierson House Manager Mike Payne

February 9 - 12, 2012

at The Community Center Theater

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Production

Production Manager Caitlin Sapunor Davis Wardrobe Supervisor Theresa Kimbrough Wardrobe Assistant LeeAnne Larsen Music Director Henrik Jul Hansen Accompanists Karen Hunt Nicolai Prisacar Children’s Coordinator Marla Quinn

December Production

Lighting Designer Steve Odehnal Head Carpenter Mark Mauricio Head Props Tina Cahill Head Electrician Lawrence A. Murdock Head Sound Randy Palmer Head Flyman Jimmy Loveless Light Board Operator Kristin Tucker Stagehands Members of I.A.T.S.E Local #50 Wardrobe Members of I.A.T.S.E Local #874

Not seen in Sacramento since 1997, the world’s most beloved fairy tale returns just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend to inspire and captivate your imagination. Seen in major capitals throughout the world, Ron Cunningham’s Cinderella is the perfect family entertainment to make you fall in love all over again.

Ticket prices: $17 - $68 Call: 916-808-5181

Community Center Theater Box Office, M-Sat 10am - 6pm

Dance Education Training Program

Online: www.tickets.com additional fees apply

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The Sacramento Ballet presents The Nutcracker