American Ballet Theatre has announced casting for the three principal roles (Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and Drosselmeyer) in Mikhail Baryshnikov's production of "The Nutcracker."
The ballet is scheduled for two Southern California engagements this year: an eight-performance run (Dec. 9-14) at the new Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa and a 16-performance run (Dec. 16-28) at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Casting for Orange County:
Dec. 9, 8 p.m.: Alessandra Ferri, Kevin McKenzie, Victor Barbee.
Dec. 10, 8 p.m.: Marianna Tcherkassky, Johan Renvall, Michael Owen.
Dec. 11, 8 p.m.: Amanda McKerrow, Patrick Bissell, Raymond Serrano.
Dec. 12, 8 p.m.: Cheryl Yeager, Julio Bocca (debut in the role of Nutcracker Prince), Barbee.
Dec. 13, 2 p.m.: Ferri, McKenzie, Barbee.
Dec. 13, 8 p.m.: Tcherkassky, Renvall, Owen.
Dec. 14, 2 p.m.: McKerrow, Bissell, Serrano.