‘Tis the season for Nutcracker

Published 12:01 am Saturday, December 4, 2010

Front, from left, Meagan Langley, Julia Smith, Kole Varner, Emily Ann Morgan, Jonathon Weed, Addie Hutchison and Catherine Weed; standing, Olivia Amerson, Halle Burkhardt, AnaSara Kipp, Eric Lidh, Hannah McCalman, Gabby Godwin and Kelly Bourassa.

The Andalusia Ballet’s 28th holiday performance of The Nutcracker features four guest dancers from the Montgomery Ballet, four members of the LBWCC baseball team, and scads of ABA students.

Guest dancers Laura Villalobos and Joseph Villalobos will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier, while Joseph Jacoby and Shahar Dori will partner with local students in the performance.

Andalusia Ballet artistic director Meryane Murphy said this year’s performance includes a few new twists. While two dancers share the role of Clara for different performance each year, this year most won’t catch the role change. Twin sisters Elizabeth and Hannah McCalman are sharing the role (For more about them, see next Wednesday’s edition of The Star-News.)

LBWCC drama instructor Eric Lidh returns as Drosselmeyer, a role that has been his in each of the ballet’s performances.

Other cast members include:

• Friz – Kole Varner

• Mother and Father Stahlbaum – Suzanne Stokes with Robert Foreman

• Grandfather – Tim Trent

• Grandmother – Linda Trent

• Nurse – Kim Baumgartner

• Butler – Sam Fairley

• Party scene guests – Jessica Cobb, Ryan Doty, Mary Ashton McMillan, Cameron Morgan, Shelly Smith

• Party Scene – Olivia Amerson, Kelly Bourassa, Halle Burkhardt, Gabby Godwin, Mary-Morgan Pierce, Addie Hutcheson, AnaSara Kipp, Meagan Langley, ElizabethmcCalman, Hannah McCalman, Julia Smith, Catherine Weed,, Emily Ann Morgan, Jack Barrow, Jonathan Weed

• Pierrot doll – Hannah Elizabeth Miller, Emily Pierce

• Columbine doll – Halle Burkhardt, Gabby Godwin

• Harlequin doll – MeaganLangley, Mary-Morgan Pierce

• Mice – Aliana Anderson, Hannah Grace Blackstock, Kristen Hunter, Isabella Kipp, Bailey Lewis, Molly Logue, Ashli Parker, Jack Barrow and JOnathan WEed

• Tree Fairy – Sneha Bang and Erica Bernstein

• The Nutcracker – Jarrod Jacoby of the Montgomery Ballet

• Rat King – Sam Fairley

• Soldiers – Olivia Amerson, Kelly Bourassa, Anabell Bryant, Rexanne Butler, Elizabeth Cravey, Merrill Ann Culverhosue, Hannah Goodwin, Olivia Jones, Taylor Mancil, Emmy Ellyn Rabren, Julia Smith, Lindsey Stephens, Sydney Ward

• Crystal Fairies – Addie Hutcheson, Catherine Weed

• Snow queen – Ander Helms, Lakin Thornton

• Snow king – Cameron Morgan

• Snowflakes – Sneha Bang, Erica Bernstein, Tori Bernstein, Sydney Brunson, Taran Carrasco, Taylor Donaldson, Katie Frasher, Ander Helms, Emily Kelley, Tori Mack, Natilee Mathews, Mary Ashton McMillan, Hannah Elizabeth Miller, Kayla Mitchell, Savannah Claire Morgan, Kelsey Nix, Sydney O’Brien, Anna Payne, Emily Pierce, Lakin Thornton, Jodie Watson, Kathryn Williams

• Lead Angel – Tori Mack and Natilee Mathews

• Angel demi-soloists – Olivia Amerson, Kelly Bourassa, Elizabeth Cravey, Addie Hutcheson, Tori Mack, Natilee Mathews, Taylor Mancil, Julia Smith, Catherine WEed

• Angels – Ava Bailey, Anabell Bryant, Ingram Dugger, Rachel Fleming, Hannah Goodwin, Brooke Mancil, Madelin Miller, Hannah Sellers, Mary Taylor Seymore, Sydney Ward

• Crown bearer – Rexanne Butler, Lindsey Stephens

• Jesters – Jack Barrow, Kolke Varner and Jonathan Weed

• Candy canes – Merrill Ann Culverhouse, Audrey Danford, Carly Hunter, Kassidy Mears, Ella Kate Nichols, Emmy Ellyn Rabren, Cameron Stephens, Micahelyn Russell, Emily Ward

• Spanish – Savannah Claire Morgan, Kelsey Nix, with Cameron Morgan

• Arabian – Ander Helms, Lakin Thornton with Shahar Dori

• Arabian Corp – Erica Bernstein, Sydney Brunson, Taran Carrasco, Katie Frahser, Savannah Claire Morgan, Kelsey Nix, Anna Payne Jodie Watson, Kathryn Williams with Keelin Alsobrooks, Mathew Barber, David Carter and Gavin Free.

• Chinese – Tori Bernstein with Sam Fairley

• Chinese dragon – Elizabeth Cravey

• Russian lead – Taylor Donaldson

• Russian – Emily Kelley, Tori Mack ,Taylor Mancil, Natilee Mathews, Hannah Elizabeth Miller, Kayla Mitchell, Sydney O’Brien, Emily Pierce

• Marzipan lead – Emily Kelley, Sydney O’Brien

• Marzipan – Sneha Bang, Halle Burkhardt, Gabby Godwin, AnaSaraKipp, Olivia Jones, Meagan Langley, Elizabeth McCalman, Hannah McCalman, Mary-Morgan Pierce with KayLynn Wagoner as the little sheep

• Lead gingersnap – Merrill Ann Culveryhouse, Emmy Ellyn Rabren

• Gingersnaps – Rosemary Bass, Kate Day, Adeline Fischer, Emma Henley, Abigail Lee, Emma Piggott, Sarah Piggott, Ada Short

• Dewdrop fairy – Mary Ashton McMillan

• Flowers – Sydney Brunson, Taylor Donaldson, Ander Helms, Emily Kelley, Tori Mack, Natilee Mathews, Savannah Claire Morgan, Kelsey Nix, Sydney O’Brien, Anna Payne, Lakin Thornton, Jodie Watson and Kathryn Williamson