Ballet West closed the 09 Nutcracker season with two performances of “Nutty Nutcracker” and a jolly time was had by all!
Henry Philofsky, Katie Chritchlow, Elizabeth McGrath and Aaron Orlowski , Jason Linsley and Artists of Ballet West boogie down in the Grandfather Dance Soul Train Line.
Disco Drosselmeyer (Jason Linsley) and his Disco Nephew. Drosselmeyer later rollerboogied through the transformation scene.
Christopher Ruud as the Snow King with Hat and Cane and a Chorus Line of Jingle Bell Reindeer Snow Flakes upstage of him.
The Mouse King (Rex Tilton) Knocks out the Nutcracker Prince (Alexander McFarlan) while the bored Sugar Plum Fairy (Christiana Bennett) and her Cavalier (Christopher Ruud) take care of their nails and text messages. The Groucho Marx Ladies in Waiting look on with concern.
For all the joking, the dancing never suffered. Katie Chritchlow, Elizabeth Murphy and Josey Silva as Mirlitons
Three couples for the price of one! Katherine Lawrence & Michael Bearden, Victoria Lock & Christopher Sellars, Christiana Bennett & Christopher Ruud
The audience seemed very happy with the performances and I know the cast and crew would love to offer Nutty Nutcrackers next season!