After every matinee the audience is invited to the Sugar Plum Party which takes place on the stage of the Capitol Theatre in the Land of The Sweets scene from The Nutcracker!
Party attendees can have their picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavlier, the Nutcracker Prince, the Mouse King, the Mouse Prince and Clara right on the Sugar Plum Fairy’s throne! Pages from the Land of the Sweets are at the party too!
There is punch and cookies and souvenir Nutcrackers. There is a magician and Cory A. Thorell – Ballet West’s Properties Master will show you how Mother Buffoon works. One can see the new sleigh and the Grandfather Clock which is the only scenic element of this production of The Nutcracker which has been in every performance since 1955, when Ballet West’s and America’s first full length production of The Nutcracker premiered.
There are only a few more matinee/Sugar Plum Parties left so be sure to check the calendar on the Ballet West Website’s opening page. Click on Sugar Plum Party for more details.
Don’t worry, the line to get in moves quickly!
Annie Breneman as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Christopher Anderson as her Cavalier and David Kim as the Nutcracker Prince
And now a bonus for you! Just a couple of backstage shots for fun.
Emily Adams, Christopher Sellars, Stephanie Fenz and Owen Gaj
Victoria Lock, Allison DeBona, Katherine Lawrence, Elizabeth Murphy and Silver Barkes as Mirlitons
Christiana Bennett and Christpher Ruud – Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier