Nutcracker

THE GEORGE S. AND DOLORES DORÉ ECCLES FOUNDATION PRESENTS WILLAM CHRISTENSEN’S

THE NUTCRACKER

“The best Nutcracker in the United States!” – The New York Times

Calling children of all ages! Take a fantasy tour around the world and beyond—to the Land of Sweets. Join us for America’s first and longest-running Nutcracker—still just as fresh as the day it was first created.

Step into Clara’s dream world for the first time or the hundredth with this enduring tale of a prince and an evil Mouse King, dancing snowflakes and magic sleighs, and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Tchaikovsky’s score and Willam Christensen’s choreography will restore your belief in magic and your most beloved childhood dreams.

Recommended ages 5 and up.

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THE NUTCRACKER

Choreography
Willam Christensen

Music
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Scenic design
John Wayne Cook

Additional Scenic design
Dick & Belinda Bird

Costume Design
David Heuvel

World Premiere
1944, War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, California

Utah Premiere
December 27, 1955 Kingsbury Hall

Programs, artists, and dates subject to change.

Ballet West Health and Safety Policy

Although masks are not required while attending Ballet West performances for the 2022-2023 season, we encourage patrons who wish to wear a mask to do so. If you are feeling unwell, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you follow CDC quarantine and isolations guidelines and prioritize your health and the health of your fellow audience members and stay home. Ballet West reserves the right to change or amend the health policy for performances in the future.

AT THE JANET QUINNEY LAWSON CAPITOL THEATRE

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE
December 2 Evening 7PM
December 3 Matinee 2PM
December 3 Evening 7PM
December 4 Matinee 12PM
December 8 Evening 7PM
December 9 Evening 7PM
December 10 Matinee 2PM
December 10 Evening 7PM
December 11 Matinee 12PM
December 11 Evening 5PM
December 15 Evening 7PM
December 16 Evening 7PM
December 17 Matinee 2PM
December 17 Evening 7PM
December 18 Matinee 12PM
December 18 Evening 5PM
December 20 Evening 7PM
December 21 Matinee 2PM
December 21 Evening 7PM
December 22 Matinee 2PM
December 22 Evening 7PM
December 23 Matinee 2PM
December 23 Evening 7PM
December 24 Matinee 12PM

CASTING

FOR THE MOST ACCURATE LIST OF PERFORMERS, BE SURE TO CHECK THE CASTING BOARD IN THE LOBBY.


Clara
12/2-12/4:  Olivia Humeniuk
12/8-12/11:  Stasha Petkovic
12/15-12/18:  Isabelle Latimer
12/20-12/24:  Kelsey Sukla

 

12/2, 12/10E, 12/16, 12/24

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince:  
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Amy Potter
Snow Cavalier: 
Brian Waldrep
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Hadriel Diniz
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Jenna Rae Herrera, Jordan Veit

12/3M

Drosselmeyer:  Joseph Lynch
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Emily Adams
Snow Cavalier: 
Hadriel Diniz
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Jordan Veit
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Amy Potter, Tyler Gum

12/3E, 12/10M, 12/21M

Drosselmeyer:  Tyler Gum
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Snow Cavalier: 
Jordan Veit
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Amy Potter
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Brian Waldrep
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Emily Adams, Hadriel Diniz

12/4

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince: 
Beau Chesivoir
Snow Queen: 
Amy Potter
Snow Cavalier: 
Brian Waldrep
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Chelsea Keefer
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
David Huffmire
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Kazlyn Nielsen, Jake Preece

12/8

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Snow Cavalier: 
Jordan Veit
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier:
  Hadriel Diniz
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Kazlyn Nielsen, Jake Preece

12/9

Drosselmeyer:  Adrian Fry
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Amy Potter
Snow Cavalier:
  Brian Waldrep
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Sugar Plum Cavalier:  
Jordan Veit
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Kristina Weimer, Dominic Ballard

12/11M

Drosselmeyer:  Adrian Fry
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Emily Adams
Snow Cavalier: 
Hadriel Diniz
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Jordan Veit
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux:  
Kazlyn Nielsen, Jake Preece

12/11E

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince:  
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen:  
Amy Pottter
Snow Cavalier: 
Brian Waldrep
Sugar Plum Fairy:  
Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Hadriel Diniz
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Kristina Weimer, Dominic Ballard

12/15

Drosselmeyer:  Joseph Lynch
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Kristina Weimer
Snow Cavalier: 
Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Kazlyn Nielsen
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Brian Waldrep
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Emily Adams, Hadriel Diniz

12/17M

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince: 
Vinicius Lima
Snow Queen: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Snow Cavalier: 
Jordan Veit
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier:
  Hadriel Diniz
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Katlyn Addison, Tyler Gum


 

12/17E

Drosselmeyer:  Adrian Fry
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen:  
Amy Potter
Snow Cavalier:  
Brian Waldrep
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Jordan Veit
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux:
Katlyn Addison, Tyler Gum

12/18M

Drosselmeyer:  Tyler Gum
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Jenna Rae Herrera
Snow Cavalier: 
Jordan Veit
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Amy Potter
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Brian Waldrep
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Katlyn Addison, Tyler Gum

12/18E, 12/20

Drosselmeyer:  Joseph Lynch
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Chelsea Keefer
Snow Cavalier: 
David Huffmire
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Katlyn Addison
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Tyler Gum
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux:
  Kristina Weimer, Dominic Ballard

12/21E

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince:  
Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: 
Katlyn Addison
Snow Cavalier: 
Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
Hadriel Diniz
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Jenna Rae Herrera, Jordan Veit

12/22M

Drosselmeyer:  Tyler Gum
Nutcracker Prince: 
Beau Chesivoir
Snow Queen: 
Katlyn Addison
Snow Cavalier: 
Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Chelsea Keefer
Sugar Plum Cavalier: 
David Huffmire
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Kristina Weimer, Dominic Ballard

12/22E

Drosselmeyer:  Joseph Lynch
Nutcracker Prince: 
Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Kristina Weimer
Snow Cavalier: 
Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: 
Kazlyn Nielsen
Sugar Plum Cavalier:  
Brian Waldrep
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Jenna Rae Herrera, Jordan Veit

12/23M

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince:
  Jacob Hancock
Snow Queen: 
Emily Adams
Snow Cavalier:
  Hadriel Diniz
Sugar Plum Fairy:
  Jenna Rae Herrera
Sugar Plum Cavalier:
  Jordan Veit
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux: 
Amy Potter, Tyler Gum

12/23E

Drosselmeyer:  Dominic Ballard
Nutcracker Prince:
  Noel Jensen
Snow Queen: 
Emily Adams
Snow Cavalier:
  Hadriel Diniz
Sugar Plum Fairy:
  Amy Potter
Sugar Plum Cavalier:
  Brian Waldrep
Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux:  
Katlyn Addison, Tyler Gum