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Sandi

Thanks for the detailed review! I look forward to all of your Nutcracker viewings.

Philip

I hope I don't run out of adjectives!

Bob

Since this was virtually the same cast as opening night, I just have to note how superior your review is to Ms. Dunning's in today's NY Times.

Philip

Usually I think Jennifer Dunning is one of the best dance writers, even when I disagree with her. An identical set of dancers can give variable performances from day to day in the same ballet, and also people look for different things and have different expectations while watching a performance. Dunning probably wrote accurately about what she saw. And I tried to, too!

Laura

This is a great Blog - it is nice to see somebody out there who loves ballet as much as I do! Keep up the good work.

Philip

Thank you, Laura...I have a bunch more NUTCRACKERs coming up, so stay tuned...

Sarah

Oh Philip... Casting for the week of the 12th is up. Look at this!
Sugarplum: *Morgan
Cavalier: Garcia
Dewdrop: *Lowery
Hot Chocolate: *Collins, R. Fairchild
Coffee: *Ostrom
Tea: *Renko
Candy Cane: *Peiffer

Talk about a NEW cast! I may have to double up on Nutcracker this year.


Marzipan: *Piskin
Mother Ginger: Tworzyanski
Drosselmeier: Hendrickson

Philip

Hi Sarah! Yes, I have circled that performance in red!! Hopefully we can meet there that day. In the meantime I'm going this Sunday matinee to see Scheller/Garcia/LeCrone and hopefully next Thursday for Wendy.

Sandi

So funny! when I saw this casting I came to post it here! I'm very excited and hope I can make it to see this cast.

Bob

I could not possibly miss Katie Morgan's debut as the Sugar Plum Fairy so I too hope to be there at that Saturday matinee on the 15th. But who is Renko (Tea)?

Philip

Matthew Renko is an apprentice; he appeared last season on the NYCB stage dancing a featured role in the Peter Martins ballet LES GENTILHOMMES and he was really good, so it's a fine opportunity for him to get a solo role while still in his apprenticeship.

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