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Community Center Theater December 7 - 23, 2012

Sponsored by:

WORLD PREMIERE By Ron Cunningham Live Music by Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators

with George Balanchine’s Who Cares? Community Center Theater • February 7 - 10, 2013

The Great Gatsby sponsored by:

The Great Gatsby, Photo By: Keith Sutter. 1931 Auburn made possible through our partnership with the California Automobile Museum

Who Cares? sponsored by: The Dr. Richard and Ursula Wertz Foundation

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Decadence. Intrigue. Romance. Fast Cars. Booze. Murder. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s definitive American novel is brought to life in a spectacular world premiere by master storyteller, Ron Cunningham, complete with “Roaring Twenties” live music by Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators. Also on the program is George Balanchine’s Who Cares? to the Broadway music we know and love so well by George Gershwin. Enhance your enjoyment of the performance by joining Ron Cunningham 45 minutes prior to curtain for an informal and entertaining inside view.

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Sacramento Ballet Studios • February 1 • 7:00 PM How does one turn an iconic novel into dance? Ron Cunningham and the dancers give you an insider’s view of the creative process. Join us for an evening of fun entertainment and prohibition-style cocktails with excerpts from the upcoming premiere of The Great Gatsby. Bring your dancing shoes and get in on the act by learning the Charleston, the scandalous sensation of the Roaring 20’s. Tickets: $25 each - all inclusive

Memorial Auditorium • February 10 • 4:30 PM Sponsored by Radiological Associates of Sacramento and Classique Catering Produced by Pecorelli Productions Be the Cat’s Pajamas and join us for the knock-your-socks-off party of the season! Don your best flapper dress and you’ll be the Bee’s Knees as you Hob-Nob with High Society. Charleston the night away to the live hot licks of Peter Petty and his Jazz Orchestra. Prohibitionstyle cocktails and a sumptuous dinner complete the perfect Speakeasy atmosphere. And remember: What happens at Gatsby’s stays at Gatsby’s. Tell ‘em Joe sent ya! Food. Drinks. Live music. Dance if you want to! (Costumes Admired, Not Required)

$250 - all inclusive This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Table Sponsorships Available Contact Greg Smith for sponsorship details: gsmith@sacballetorg

The Company Artistic Directors Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Artists Lauren Breen Ava Chatterson Alexandra Cunningham Kaori Higashiyama Isha Lloyd Katie Miller Amanda Peet Evelyn Turner Lauryn Winterhalder Oliver-Paul Adams Alexander Biber Stefan Calka Sam Lariviere Keith McCann Christopher Nachtrab Richard Porter Richard Smith Mate Szentes Rex Wheeler Apprentices Julia Feldman Karina Hagemeyer Sarah Hicks Jackson Jirard Mila Louise Lavoie Jarrett Reimers Maggie Rupp Alex Stewart Trainees Christine Nankervis Character Artists Lynlee Towne Michael Separovich Bruce King Ballet Mistress Lynlee Towne Founder Barbara Crockett

Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda, Artistic Directors

Message from the Artistic Directors Dear Friends, Every holiday season gives reason to celebrate and this, my 25th Anniversary Season more than ever. For a quarter of a century, miles of smiles have warmed the hearts of Sacramento audiences through the magic of The Nutcracker. Countless children from the community have popped from ovens, scurried as mice, marched as toy soldiers, and tumbled from under Mother Ginger’s skirt. With simple hops, skips, jumps, and twirls, the infectious delight of these diminutive performers steal the show. I take pride in being known as “Mr. Nutcracker,” as randomly someone will stop me on the street and say, “remember me, I was a Reindeer in 1996!” This generational cycle continues as former children in The Nutcracker now have their children appearing in the production. The Nutcracker is a wonderful tradition that embraces the entire community and Carinne and I are grateful for its magic. In February, the celebration of my 25th Anniversary Season continues with the world premiere of my The Great Gatsby featuring live Roaring 20’s music by Billy Novick's Blue Syncopators along with the Broadway hits of George Gershwin in Balanchine’s toe-tapping Who Cares? In March, Shakespeare’s hilarious A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with ardent donkeys and mischievous sprites, is perfectly paired with Western Symphony, a sassy salute to the wild and wooly west. To view the wealth of entertainment offered all season long, visit our website at True to the spirit of the holiday season, the Sacramento Ballet continues to give back to the community with annual visits to Shriners Hospital, Children’s Receiving Home, Boys and Girls Clubs, and many other organizations and schools along with thousands of tickets through our Send a Child to the Ballet program. Your visit to our Boutique in the lobby, featuring holiday gifts from around the world, and our fabulous 2013 Dancer calendar help support these important programs. Thank you for your support and happy holidays to all.

Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda Artistic Directors


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 with the toy Nutcracker, attracting mischievous mice. Waking Clara, magically turns the Nutcracker into 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.

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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 photos by Keith Sutter

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 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


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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 Children with Skates Street Children Flower Seller

Nanny with Child

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

Alex Stewart or Christopher Nachtrab Cameron Eggers or Sam Lariviere or Jarrett Reimers or Alexander Biber Stefan Calka or Oliver-Paul Adams Lauren Breen or Ava Chatterson or Alexandra Cunningham Maggie Rupp or Alexandra Cunningham or Lauren Breen or Julia Feldman Alex Stewart or Rex Wheeler or Jackson Jirard or Sam Lariviere Jackson Jirard or Alex Stewart or Sam Ainley-Zoll Ava Chatterson or Mila Lavoie or Katie Miller or Christine Nankervis with Mate Szentes or Jarrett Reimers or Richard Porter with Grace Perry and Seth Wedel or Devon Alford and Savannah Burciaga or Etta Lauchland and Ezra Ybarra

Isha Lloyd or Lauryn Winterhalder or Alexandra Cunningham or Mila Lavoie Richard Smith or Alexander Biber


with Sophia Lyons and Will Lyons or Emma Huffman and Tyler Harrison or Delaney Amarel and James Mercer

Sam Lariviere or Rex Wheeler or Alexander Biber with Bella Hopkins, Olivia Morrow or Clara Urbina Phacelia Burmester, Riley Jacoby and Nadja Montoya or Taylor Earle, Katie Kritsova and Anastasia Salmon or Olivia Green, Lucy Karlsen and Brooklyn Kershner

Reina Baca, Lana Lacey, Lily Lyman and Mackenzie Stevens or Celleste Brusacoram, Jordan Clary and Audrey Solis

or Tierzah Chan, Abigail Fitzpatrick, Holly Jasper and Chloe Kershner

Madison Kilby, Ana Schloemann, Alex Sprague or Emily Tan

Julia Feldman or Lauryn Winterhalder or Karina Hagemeyer or Lauren Breen with Sarah Blincoe or Chandler Metcalf

Act I, Scene 1

The Christmas Party at the Stahlbaum’s House

Ron Cunningham or Bruce King Katie Miller or Amanda Peet Richard Porter or Stefan Calka Lynlee Towne or Mila Lavoie Alex Stewart or Christopher Nachtrab Lauren Breen or Ava Chatterson or Alexandra Cunningham Maggie Rupp or Alexandra Cunningham or Lauren Breen or Julia Feldman with Sarah Hicks or Karina Hagemeyer or Evelyn Turner or Maggie Rupp Clare Agustin and Jackson Margolis (Dec 6, 7, 8, 9) Clara McNatt and Brandt Porteus (Dec 14, 15, 16) Abigail Goehring and Noah Vasquez (Dec 21, 22, 23)

Parents Party Children

Columbine Vivandiere & Soldier

Amanda Peet or Sarah Hicks or Karina Hagemeyer with Stefan Calka or Oliver-Paul Adams Ava Chatterson or Mila Lavoie or Katie Miller or Christine Nankervis with Mate Szentes or Jarrett Reimers or Richard Porter Julia Feldman or Lauryn Winterhalder or Karina Hagemeyer or Lauren Breen with Sam Lariviere or Rex Wheeler or Alexander Biber Isha Lloyd or Lauryn Winterhalder or Alexandra Cunningham or Mila Lavoie with Richard Smith or Alexander Biber Madison Coleman, Leopold Dippon, Danielle Hoffman, Clara Hunt, Andress Jaimez, Madeline Josa, Kanai Chaves Kalama, Laila Mayberry Rodney McGuigan, Elijah Neal, Aidan Rector, Sydney Scott, Darren Tack and Jadyn Williams or Laurel Bane, Cameron Banghart, Chloe Beck, Bridgitt Brooks, Connor Chavez, Hunter Clary, Aidan Eagle, Serena Feniger, Rachel Kedem Monica Martinez, Campbell Salmon, Alexander Simonetti, Michaela Terner and Luke Thompson or Romeo Blanco, Zack Chatters, Ryan DeLalio, Fiona Galvin, Derek Jasper, Kiley Junker, Cal Kincaid, Finn McKay, Julianna Morgan Marisa Petersen, Gabriela Smith, Karleigh Teal, Elijah Vasquez and Camille Zhang

Alexandra Cunningham or Isha Lloyd or Kaori Higashiyama or Lauryn Winterhalder Karina Hagemeyer or Lauren Breen or Evelyn Turner or Maggie Rupp Alexander Biber or Sam Lariviere or Alex Stewart or Rex Wheeler or Jackson Jirard

Act I, Scene 2

The Transformation and Battle

The Nutcracker

Mouse King Mice

Rex Wheeler (Dec 7, 8e, 15e, 16m, 23m) Alex Stewart (Dec 8m, 9, 15m, 21, 23e) Jackson Jirard (Dec 6, 14, 16e, 22) Michael Separovich Jackson Jirard, Sam Lariviere or Sam Ainley-Zoll or Paige Almendariz , Mate Szentes or Jarrett Reimers, Alexander Biber Cameron Eggers or Noah Mackes, Alex Stewart or Rex Wheeler

Teeny Tiny Mice

Kelsey Geweke, Kelly Gray, Mary Rose Kuvakos and Kyra Xiong or Giuliana Alvarado, Reese Berry, Mallorie Bradshaw and Kathryn Rasey or Isabelle Christian, Jada Grey, Anna McNatt and Louisa McNatt or Josie Blair, Arieanna Hooks, Bianca Tidwell and Harmony Whiteaker or Drew deGuzman, Mia Gandy, Gianna Kettela and Abigail Rodgers

Baby Mouse Baby Bunny


Christmas Dolls

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Alexis Downing, Madeline Ching or Kaylee Bame Anneka Sharpe, Miranda Tilton or Phoebe Salisbury Ebony Bibb, Emma Blanchette, Sidalcea Burmester, Monet Cook, Catherine Cordano, Lea Fehringer, Anna Huber, Sumana Kondle, Brooksley Matthews Hallie Mikacich, Maggie Murrell, Grace Nelson, Erika Patterson, Kimberly Riley, Rosalind Smith, Julia Stromick, Karina Wilbur and Olivia Tobin or Addison Beck, Avery Cervantes, Gabriella Fox, Cally Gustafson, Meghan Guthrie, Jamie Guthrie, Skyler Hurkens, Crystal Johnston, Isabelle Kettela Sophie Kettela, Allison Killmer, Victoria Marsh, Aryssa Montoya, Elsa Nordstrom, Esperanza Razo, Cedric Starks, Freya Starks and Hannah Zimmer

Lelis Fulton, Lillian Hoffman, Mary-Katherine Neal and Arabella Phillips or Shealee Lindsey, Isabella Monterroso, Violet Murray and Eva Pogue or Amalie Claus-Udarbe, Taylor Friesen, Brianna Johnson and Peyton Stoller or Mackenzie Bradley, Aurora King, Kaitlyn Phan and Vyvian Phan or Fallon Bynns, Sylvie Cressman, Lily Ruyak and Taylor White

Act I, Scene 3

The Snowflake Forest

Alexandra Cunningham and Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 7, 14, 15e, 23e) Isha Lloyd and Richard Smith (Dec 6, 15m, 22e) Amanda Peet and Stefan Calka (Dec 8m, 9) Alexandra Cunningham and Richard Porter (Dec 8e) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (Dec 16m, 22m, 23m) Lauryn Winterhalder and Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 16e, 21)


Gillian Anderson, Angelina Baca, Maya Barber, Gabriella Corona, Krystina Corona, Abby Gray, Annabella Kliman and Megan Morgan or Estree Arenal, Megan Commins, Bree Howell, Natalie Leon, Kira Lienhard, Zoe Nauman, Victoria Quaranta and Mary White or Ana Calderon, Sage Dickinson, Jillian Harrington, Addisyn Marlin, Safi Peragallo, Taylor Robben, Poppy Ruyak and Cristiana Solomon


Lauren Breen, Ava Chatterson, Julia Feldman, Karina Hagemeyer, Sarah Hicks, Kaori Higashiyama Mila Lavoie, Katie Miller, Christine Nankervis, Maggie Rupp, Evelyn Turner, Lauryn Winterhalder or Isha Lloyd


Act II

The Kingdom of Sweets

Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier

Amanda Peet and Stefan Calka (Dec 7, 8e) Kaori Higashiyama and Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 6) Alexandra Cunningham and Richard Porter (Dec 8m, 9) Isha Lloyd and Richard Smith (Dec 14, 16e) Alexandra Cunningham and Stefan Calka (Dec 15m, 16m, 22m, 23m) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (Dec 15e, 21, 22e, 23e)

Center Angels

Jessica Bozzo, Victoria Coleman, Danielle Martin or Kylie Rose and Katya Schloemann or Erin Edwards, Autymn Fox, Julia Kamilos and Mira Spremich


Alexa Bravos, Erin Edwards or Anastazia Slolecki, Ariel Gastelum, Katherine Hay, Makenna Kelley, Kayte Long, Danielle Martin or Kylie Rose, Caitlyn Perry, Sarah Seabourne and Lily Williams

or Reesa Eliza Artz, Jennifer Bicha, Karley Broadbent, Samantha Chizek, Rachel Gilbertson, Desiree Ortega Grace Shelledy, Elizabeth Simpson, Anastazia Stolecki and Zoe Stromberg


Nyssa Alvarado, Gwen Culleton, Olivia Darrah, Bella Fehringer, Audrey Josa, Weslie Kliman, Becky Klusnick, Alea McGuigan Cheyenne Morgan, Lauren Riley, Isabella Runyan, Isabelle Siebum, Maya Snow and Rylei Trujillo

or Rowan Bailey, Kylie Benyuska, Mia Caligiuri, Ella Rose Chenkovich, Alejandra Crumpacker, Sierra Hardy, Ashleigh Hardy Grace Hartman, Isabella Heryford, Lilly Mason, Destiny Paraguas, Elizabeth Rizzo, Juliana Seltzer and Tristan Smith

or Madison Alford, Kaitlin Dizon, Annelyse Gould, Ada Guidotti, Katy Heatherly, Haley Hein, Eliza Mikacich, Lena Mikacich Shelby Miller, Kailey Nyborg, Huxia Russell, Brooke Tillinghast, Marielle Winuk and Jaclyn Zucco

or Sarah Arata, Lily Carothers, Alyssa Cook, Brianna Curtin, Madison Hause, Isabella Honig, Kayla Liotine, Collette Madden Nora McCutcheon, Alexandra Pedego, Charlotte Sheya, Angelika Stolecki, Morgann Winger and Paige Young

or Natalie Arredondo, Kara Chizek, Mia Bella Farmer, Samantha

Ana Konovaloff, Sydney Mercer, Kalina Oliva, Isabella Reynoso, Isabella Rojas, Kayla Spann and Ava Urbina


Sabrina Bell, Jaynica Dacuycuy, Mackenzie Deems, Cicilia Hagen, Jasmine Hsu, Kayla Hsu, Rowan Kliman Emily Monahan, Tomas Montoya, Sofia Quick, Sophia Ramdass and Morgan Thierry

or Christopher Barbusca, Megan Gawlick, Contessa Gonzalez, Rowan Haight, Emmet Hughes, Bianca Martin, Kassi Parsons Madilyn Rios, Taylor Thrower, Johanna Tokarski, Rachel Tokarski, Riley VanRees and Brynn Webb

or Miriam Arenal, Thaddeus Arenal, Savvy Bajar, Samuel Blincoe, Gabriella Ching, Emily Dykes, Madeline McDougall Marlies Nauman, Kayleen Nguyen, Julian Perales, Sydney Petrik, Lily Rose Rusk and Annabelle Wang

or Esmeralda Acevedo, Chloe Bessey, Jack Carlisle, Arina Chau, Sloane Creighton, Alison Fahlen, Olivia Guth, Claire Honig Keira LePage, Emily Marchetti, Julian Perales, Cecelia Starks and Paxton Zimmer

or Adrian Davis, Noel Davis, Abigail Fernandes, Mallory Hawks, Keiley Kilgariff, Nolan Kincaid, Avarie Marlin, Anissa Morgan Gabrielle Perrodin, Genevieve Waite, Mackenzie Welch and Martha Ybarra

Spanish Arabian

Ava Chatterson (Dec 7, 21, 23m) Alexandra Cunningham (Dec 6, 8e) Lauren Breen (Dec 15m, 16e, 22m) Isha Lloyd (Dec 9, 16m 22e, 23e) Sarah Hicks (8m, Dec 14) Karina Hagemeyer (Dec 15e) with Oliver-Paul Adams, Alex Stewart, Alexander Biber, Mate Szentes or Richard Porter, Sam Lariviere, Rex Wheeler, Jarrett Reimers or Christopher Nachtrab, Alex Stewart, Alexander Biber, Richard Smith Isha Lloyd and Richard Porter (Dec 7, 8e, 15m, 23m) Lauryn Winterhalder and Stefan Calka (Dec 6, 9, 22e) Amanda Peet and Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 8m, 16m, 22m) Amanda Peet and Stefan Calka (Dec 14) Alexandra Cunningham and Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 15e, 16e, 23e) Isha Lloyd and Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 21)

Arabian Attendants

Isabel Asker, Kristina Baca, Emily Delma and Eleanor Love or Erin Akens, Nikole Farina, Kara Porteus and Ana Salgado or Simone Gandy, Trinity Gomes, Marcia Huser and Grace Salado


Jackson Jirard (Dec 7, 16m, 21) Alex Stewart (Dec 6, 8e, 9, 15m, 22m) Rex Wheeler (Dec 8m, 14,16e, 22e, 23e) Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 15e, 23m)

Dragon Attendants Chinese Attendants

Emma Blanchette and Anna Huber or Meghan Guthrie and Skyler Hurkens Jordon Aceves, Marissa Adolphson, Sophia Candelario, Hope Hester, Nicole Mackes, Elana Sogard, Piper Todd Katherine Wolfenden, Jasmine Xiong and Madison Xiong or Keysho Baxter, Corinne Christian, Fiona Currin, Jacqueline Dizon, Lily Holman, Emily Irvine, Monique Lonergan Kayden Nybong, Alexandra Osterman and Kiana Schoonmaker or Amaya Aceves, Anna Rose Davis, Claire Nakamura, Noelani Nichols, Mary Ramon, Kalia Rucker, Hannah Salas Jade Silva-Day, Samantha Smith and Gabriella Uebelhoer

Fox, Emma Geitner, Joelle Hansen, Harper Johnston


Candy Cane

Richard Smith (Dec 7, 8m, 15e, 21, 22e) Karina Hagemeyer (Dec 6) Jackson Jirard (Dec 8e, 14) Rex Wheeler (Dec 9, 15m, 23m) Lauryn Winterhalder (Dec 16m, 22m) Alexander Biber (Dec 16e) Lauryn Winterhalder and Richard Smith (Dec 23e)

Candy Cane Attendants

Sarah Cabigas, Dakota Cosgrove, Jessica Duncan, Maya Gorman, Hayley Majernik, Jennie Watembach, Madeline Williams and Lauren Wilson or Kirsten Bernhardt, Caroline Grupp, Makinzi Hanie, Katherine Isherwood, Sitsa La Tour, Katie Post, Sarah Reed and Sarah Welton


Karina Hagemeyer (Dec 7, 9, 16e) Evelyn Turner (Dec 6, 23m) Isha Lloyd (Dec 8m, 15e, 22m) Ava Chatterson (Dec 8e, 15m, 22e) Lauryn Winterhalder (Dec 14, 21) Lauren Breen (Dec 16m, 23e) with Karina Hagemeyer, Katie Miller, Mila Lavoie, Evelyn Turner or Lauren Breen, Sarah Hicks, Christine Nankervis, Maggie Rupp or Lauryn Winterhalder, Julia Feldman, Kaori Higashiyama, Evelyn Turner


Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 7, 8e, 15m, 16m, 22) Alexander Biber (Dec 6, 14) Jackson Jirard (Dec 8m, 9, 15e, 23m) Stefan Calka (Dec 16e, 21) Stefan Calka, Jackson Jirard, Christopher Nachtrab (Dec 23e) with Alex Stewart and Sam Lariviere or Alexander Biber and Cameron Eggers or Jackson Jirard

Mother Ginger

Mother Ginger’s Children

The Rose Her Cavaliers Two Roses

Michael Separovich or Tim Stewart Ashlyn Bell, McKenna Coleman, Alise Cordano, Liana Dela Cruz, Dylan Margolis, Malia Marquez, Lilu Montoya and Carly Stewart or Regan Bane, Courtney Banghart, Zola Grey, Marisa Martinez, Mikaela Petrik, Katie Quaranta, Baila Thompson and Vivian Zerkle or Gabrielle Bailey, Isabelle Grupp, Mariah Hill, Amelia Hurtz, Nicole Martin, Samantha Pinto, Bridgette Rodgers and Ignacio Vasquez

Waltz of the Flowers Alexandra Cunningham (Dec 7, 14, 21, 22e) Amanda Peet (Dec 6, 9, 15m, 16e, 23m) Ava Chatterson (Dec 8m, 16m, 22m, 23e) Katie Miller (Dec 8e, 15e) Mate Szentes and Oliver-Paul Adams Christopher Nachtrab and Richard Smith or Rex Wheeler and Sam Lariviere or Richard Porter and Jarrett Reimers or

Kaori Higashiyama and Lauryn Winterhalder Julia Feldman and Isha Lloyd or Lauren Breen and Evelyn Turner or Ava Chatterson and Katie Miller or


Maggie Rupp or Ana Schloemann, Ana Schloemann or Veronica Jarboe, Madison Kilby or Alex Sprague, Sarah Hicks or Annelise Bryan, Christine Nankervis or Katie McKibben, Mila Lavoie or Claire Upton, Julia Feldman or Brittney Almendariz, Chloe Saalsaa or Emily Claypool, Emily Tan or Whitney Reese, Karina Hagemeyer or Emily Tan

Kate Lidster, Serrah-Gayle Neal, Sydney Reese and Kylie Toy or Viktoria Anderson, Kayleigh Bane, Lainey Thompson and Krista Walsh or Dylan deGuzman, Olivia Fu, Corrina Rodacker and AnneMarie Rodgers

Sugar Plum Fairy Attendants

Grand Pas de Deux Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier


Amanda Peet and Stefan Calka (Dec 7, 8e) Kaori Higashiyama and Oliver-Paul Adams (Dec 6) Alexandra Cunningham and Richard Porter (Dec 8m, 9) Isha Lloyd and Richard Smith (Dec 14, 16e) Alexandra Cunningham and Stefan Calka (Dec 15m, 16m, 22m, 23m) Amanda Peet and Richard Porter (Dec 15e, 21, 22e) Barbara Crockett and All Sugar Plum Fairies and their Cavaliers (Dec 23e) Entire Company

m = matinee

e = evening

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 25 years, they have transitioned the company from a small regional ballet to 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. 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 75 of his original ballets to define the company’s aesthetic 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. They have fostered outreach programs to over 40 different social service agencies, and full immersion 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. In recognition of their 25 years of service to the community, Ron & Carinne are the recipients of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sacramento Arts & Business Council. They are the first Artists to be recognized in this category.

Barbara Jackson •Artistic Directors’ Underwriter Barbara first became involved with The Sacramento Ballet as an audience member over 17 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. –9–


Lauren Breen

Stefan Calka

Ava Chatterson

Alexandra Cunningham Kaori Higashiyama

Isha Lloyd

Katie Miller

Christopher Nachtrab

Amanda Peet

Richard Smith

Mate Szentes

Evelyn Turner

Oliver-Paul Adams

Alexander Biber

Richard Porter

Apprentices Apprentices and Trainees Underwritten By

Mr. Thomas McCauley Rex Wheeler

Lauryn Winterhalder

Julia Feldman

Karina Hagemeyer

Sarah Hicks


Jackson Jirard

Mila Lavoie

Jarrett Reimers

Maggie Rupp

Alex Stewart

Christine Nankervis

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You can introduce a child to the magical world of ballet by contributing $20 per child to support Sacramento Ballet’s Send a Child to the Ballet program. Send a Child to the Ballet often gives children their first experience at a live performance, broadening their perspective of the world and helping them see beyond their front door to a world of possibilities. Last year, more than 1,700 children from 34 different social service groups and schools had the opportunity to attend a performance through the Send a Child program.

Where your money goes:

2012- 2013 Recipients Anna Kirchgater Elementary Boys and Girls Club Alalai Flats Breakthrough Sacramento Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento Ethel Macleod Hart Senior Center Fathers and Families Foster Hope Sacramento Language Academy of Sacramento Luther Burbank HS Rosa Parks Middle School Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center SCUSD Adult Education Program St. John's Shelter for Women and Children True L.I.F.E. Veteran Tickets Vista High School Washington Elementary Washington Neighborhood Center WEAVE William Land Elementary

Contact Sacramento Ballet’s Outreach Coordinator for more information: (916) 552-5800 x102

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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!

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of the Sacramento Ballet Ticket sales cover only a portion of the cost to maintain the artistic excellence you experience. Your generous gifts provide crucial support for our artistic work and the education and outreach programs that enrich the lives of children in our community. As a donor you also receive exclusive benefits, invitations to special events and access to insider information about the creative process.

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Individual Donor Benefits: Contributor’s Circle – ($150 - $299) Acknowledgement in Ballet programs Advance email notification and priority for single ticket sales

Supporter’s Circle – ($300 - $499)

All the above benefits plus: Exclusive in-studio Brown Bag Lunch for donors

Benefactor’s Circle – ($500 - $749)

All the above benefits plus: Two complimentary passes to see a working dress rehearsal Invitation to a Meet the Company event and an End of Season Reception

Patron’s Circle – ($750 - $999)

All the above benefits plus: Breakfast at the Ballet - Continental breakfast with the Artistic Directors and an up close look at the company in class

Your donations help us achieve great things on the stage, in the community and in the studio.

Choreographer’s Circle - ($1,000 - $2,499)

All the above benefits, plus: A hosted backstage tour at the Community Center Theater Personalized attention and VIP ticketing service

Director’s Circle – ($2,500 - $4,999)

All the above benefits, plus: Two complimentary tickets to one opening night performance Invitation to all cast parties Exclusive opportunity to watch guest choreographers in rehearsal

Producer’s Circle – ($5,000 - $9,999)

All the above benefits, plus: Priority reservations and reserved seating for in-studio performances and events

Sponsor’s Circle – ($10,000 – $29,999)

All the above benefits, plus: Special backstage seating for two at a performance of The Nutcracker Recognition as “sponsor” in the program, brochure, on lobby signage and on print materials of your chosen production

Underwriter’s Circle – ($30,000 and above)

All the above benefits, plus: Receive a special benefits package based on your interests Benefits extend for one calendar year from the date of your qualifying gift.

For more information, contact our Executive Director: 916-552-5800 x107

Here are just a few of the on-going fundraising campaigns that we have this year. Every dollar helps us reach our yearly goals.

Every Dollar Helps

Individual Donor $150 and above (see benefits) Silver Giving $25 for 25 Years of Excellence Send A Child $20 and above Fantabulous 5 $5 End of Year Gift Any Amount (December) End of Season (our Fiscal Year) Gift Any Amount (February - May)

Donation envelopes available in the lobby

with George Balanchine’s Western Symphony Community Center Theater • March 21 - 24, 2013 Sponsored by:

Ron Cunningham’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Photo By: Jay Mather

Donkeys and Dance Hall Girls “What fools these mortals be,” says the mischievous Puck, who then proceeds to turn the life of the mortals of Athens upside down. Ron Cunningham’s hilarious comedy of mismatched lovers, an ardent donkey, and playful sprites returns to the stage in a whirlwind of pandemonium. Also perfect for the whole family is George Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Watch cowboys and dance hall girls strut their stuff to famous classic American folk tunes such as, “Turkey in the Straw” and “Red River Valley.” Enhance your enjoyment of the performance by joining Ron Cunningham 45 minutes prior to curtain for an informal and entertaining inside view.

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“There’s a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know,” said John Dryden. So, here’s YOUR chance to get a peek behind the scenes of our Midsummer madness with this preview of excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Western Symphony; along with fun, themed refreshments and a chance to join in the “madness” with a little Western Symphony-themed square dance lesson. Only one evening for this special event, so plan early to attend. It’s sure to be a sell-out! Tickets: $25 each – all inclusive.

Individual Tickets On Sale: 916-808-5181 Save 15% with a 2 Show Subscription!

Subscriptions available through the Sacramento Ballet Box Office Only: (tickets)

St. Francis High School Performing Arts Center May 16 - 19, 2013 Sponsored by: Mark Otero with additional sponsorship for individual choreography from: James Hargrove & Wendy Stevens Steven & Niko Mayer Gary & Abby Pruitt

Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Jazzin’, Photo By: Keith Sutter

The Best and Brightest Rising Stars This year’s Modern Masters harvests the fruits of a quarter century of Ron & Carinne’s commitment to developing and nurturing the next generation of choreographers. Welcome the return of protégés Amy Seiwert, Jared Nelson, and Ilana Goldman as they create bold new works of uncommon creativity and astonishing invention. Additional choreographers to be announced.

Tickets for Modern Masters sold through the Sacramento Ballet Box Office Only. Call: 916-552-5800 x2 or online: (tickets)

Also in May

Sacramento Ballet performs at the Mondavi Center May 2- 4, 2013 - Vanderhoef Studio Theatre The Sacramento Ballet is thrilled to be featured in the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts’ inaugural Studio Dance Series. In an exhilarating program of solos, duets, and trios, highlights include excerpts from Edwaad Liang’s Wunderland, Darrell Grand Moultrie's Jazzin’, Septime Webre’s Fluctuating Hemlines, Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, and duets from the inimitable George Balanchine. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a wealth of brilliant repertory all in a single evening in the intimate atmosphere of the Mondavi Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. The Studio Dance Series tickets on sale through the Mondavi Center Box Office ONLY. Tickets available now:

April 6, 2013 Three Stages

Inside Director's Studio


Discover Dance: A family’s perfect introduction to dance! Accompany us on a journey of pure imagination into a fantasy world where any and all things can happen. What do Swan Queens, Cheshire Cats, and Fairy Tale Characters have in common? Tune in and discover a whole new world of fun and adventure. This hour long performance is appropriate for audience members 4 years and older.

Photos By: Keith Sutter

Tickets will be available soon!

Join us for these unique in–studio events intended to enhance and broaden your experience of the Sacramento Ballet and its dancers. Balanchine meets Broadway: John Clifford on Who Cares? January 13, 2013 • 4:00pm The Making of Gatsby: A World Premiere January 25, 2013 • 6:00pm Balanchine goes American: John Clifford on Western Symphony February 22, 2013 • 6:00pm The Art of the Laugh: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bloopers March 8, 2013 • 6:00pm The Next Generation: Ilana Goldman/Protégés March 29, 2013 • 6:00pm Tickets: $15 each through the Ballet Box Office only: 916-552-5800 x2 or Online: (tickets)

Studios: 1631 K Street, Sacramento CA 95814 • Box Office: 916-552-5800 x2


Executive Director Gregory Smith Business Manager Diane Bailey Marketing Director Mimi J. Kent Marketing & Design Coordinator Amy Gallina Rossi Enhancement Manager Sara Stout Development Intern Solana Tanabe Education & Outreach Coordinator Vanessa Bautista Box Office Coordinators Christine Pierson Hannah Sapunor House Manager Mike Payne


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 David Stephens 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

The School

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Sacramento Ballet's The Nutcracker Performance Program  
Sacramento Ballet's The Nutcracker Performance Program  

December 2012 Nutcracker performance program