The Nutcracker

 
 
 
 
B A L L E T     B R A Z O S     P R E S E N T S
 
 
T H E     N U T C R A C K E R     B A L L E T
 

Ballet Brazos presents the 2019 Nutcracker Ballet from Flicker Film on Vimeo.

 
Friday, December 13, 2019
 
 
Evening | 7:00p
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
 
 
Matinee | 2:00p
Evening | 6:30p
 
 
Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M University
 
 
 
 
 
Ballet Brazos' 8th annual production of The Nutcracker features professional dancers, guest artists from Texas, and pre-professional performers from across the Brazos Valley. Behind the scenes, ballet instructors representing many area schools work with the dancers for months to rehearse and perfect choreography. Our production features beautiful costumes, sets, and scenery. Under the direction of Suzanne Moreau and Diana Wilcox, and guided by Artistic Advisor Katy Ellison and Theatrical Advisor Andrew Roblyer, the dancers of Ballet Brazos bring you the ballet world's time-honored holiday tradition that brings together young and old for an evening of magic and enchantment. Come travel to the Land of the Sweets and celebrate the magic with us!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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T H E   N U T C R A C K E R   B A L L E T
Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M University
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2019
 
Evening | 7:00p
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
 
Matinee | 2:00p
Evening | 6:30p
 
 
 
 
 
Ticket Pricing
Premium Center Orchestra
     *No Child Pricing
$35
Right, Middle, Left Orchestra and Mezzanine Boxes $25
Rear Orchestra, Mezzanine, Balcony $20
Child (3-12 years)
     *Not available in Premium seating
$  9
 
 
 
Tickets are available through the MSC Box Office at the box office window, by phone at 979-845-1234.
Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a-7:00p.
 
 
You may also purchase tickets online through the MSC Box Office below.
 
 
 
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PARKING
Now there are TWO locations for parking - University Center Garage or Cain Garage
 
 
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University Center Garage
 
Across from Rudder Auditorium
 
 
 
Pay in advance online
 
OR
Pay at entry CASH ONLY
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Cain Garage
 
500 Gene Stallings Blvd | College Station, TX 77840
Adjacent to the Memorial Student Center
 
 
 
Open at the regular hourly parking rates
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
G U E S T   A R T I S T S
 
 
FEATURING
Dancers with the New York City Ballet
 

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Photo: Erin Biano

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Portrait © Paul Kolnik

New York City Ballet Soloist
 
as the Sugar Plum Fairy
New York City Ballet Principal
 
as her Cavalier
 
 
 
 
 
Guest Artists
 
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Edward DeShane
as the Nutcracker Prince
as Uncle Drosselmeyer
Shohei Iwahama
as Arabian
as the Rat King and Russian
 
 
 
 
 
 Ballet Brazos Lead Dancers
 
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as Clara
 
as the Snow Queen
 
 
as the Dew Drop Fairy (Evening)
 
 
as the Dew Drop Fairy (Matinee)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N U T C R A C K E R   C A S T
 
 
This year marks Ballet Brazos' 8th Annual Nutcracker Ballet, proof that collaboration is a wonderful way to allow dancers, teachers, and audiences to experience the wonder of classical ballet. Dancers for our productions are cast by auditions open to the entire Bryan-College Station community and by guest professional ballet dancers.
 
 
 
 

Note from the Artistic Advisor
 
 
Congratulations to the more than 125 performers who have been cast in the 8th annual Ballet Brazos production of The Nutcracker! We are excited to welcome you to the Ballet Brazos family, and we look forward to the time we'll spend together in rehearsals and on the stage.
 
 
Performing in The Nutcracker is a rite of passage for ballet dancers everywhere. Many a ballet career has been launched as a tiny mouse scampers on stage past a growing Christmas tree and thinks, "This is what I want to do! There has never been a moment more magical than this!"
 
 
It is our hope that in the coming months, you will find your technique improving through the rehearsal process, that you will make new friendships, and develop a life-long desire to be a part of the performing arts. But most of all, we hope that when you step onto the stage in December, you feel the rush that so many before you have felt, and think, "There has never been a moment more magical than this!"
 
 
With admiration,
Miss Katy (former Mouse, Sugar Plum Fairy, and everything in between)
 

 
 
INTRODUCING OUR 2019 NUTCRACKER BALLET CAST
 
 
**Dancers declining a Party Parent role must do so by midnight August 28, or they will be ineligible to audition the following year.**
 
 
(Printable - Updated 9/14/2019)
(Printable - Updated 9/14/2019)
(Printable - Updated 9/14/2019)
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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N U T C R A C K E R
S T O R Y   T I M E
 
Ballet Brazos will perform excerpts of the 8th Annual Nutcracker Ballet for the community at Larry J. Ringer Public Library in College Station and Clara B. Mounce Public Library in Bryan to bring the wonder of The Nutcracker Ballet to children and their families to cultivate an appreciation for the arts. For the Nutcracker Storytime, a special guest will read the story of The Nutcracker while the dancers act out the scenes from the book. Following the performance, cookies will be served while children may have pictures taken with the Ballet Brazos dancers.
 
 
Last year's events filled up quickly so arrive early to get your free admission ticket.
 
 
 
December 4, 2019 | 5:30p & 6:15p
 
Larry J. Ringer Public Library
1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy, College Station
 
Free Admission
 
 
 
December 5, 2019 | 5:30p & 6:15p
 
Clara B. Mounce Public Library
201 E. 26th St., Bryan
 
Free Admission