Saturday, December 16 6:30 PM

 

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Saturday, December 16, 2017, 6:30 PM

Presented by

Tiffany’s Dance Academy & ConDanza Dance Company

Chabot Performing Arts Center

Hayward, CA

 

The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman.  Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. 

When Marius Petipa had the idea to choreograph the story into a ballet to a musical score composed by Peter Iilyk Tchaikovsky, it was based on a revision by a well-known French author Alexander Dumas. His version reflects more of what we have come to love as the Nutcracker Ballet.

The Party Scene – It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house — A large and grand house with the most beautiful tree imaginable.  The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, welcoming the arrival of their family and friends.  The children, Clara and Fritz, are dancing and playing as they welcome their friends too.

The party grows festive with music and dance as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives.  He is a skilled clock and toy maker and always full of surprises. Drosselmeyer draws everyone’s attention as he presents two life-size dolls.  They are the delight of the party, each taking a turn to dance.

The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents his to Clara and Fritz.  Although his gift to Fritz is quite nice, he gives Clara a beautiful Nutcracker that becomes the hit of the party.  Fritz becomes jealous and, having a bit more spunk than a boy should have, grabs the nutcracker from Clara and promptly breaks it.  Clara is heartbroken looking on as Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a handkerchief.

As the evening grows late, the guests depart and the Stahlbaum family retires for the evening.  Clara, worried about her beloved Nutcracker, sneaks back to the tree to check on him, falling asleep with him in her arms.

The Fight Scene – As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen.  Clara begins to shrink as her beautiful Christmas tree grows high above her.  The toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Mouse King.  As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice.  The Mouse King corners the Nutcracker and battles him one-on-one.  The Nutcracker seems to be no match for the Mouse King.

The Nutcracker and his army can go on no longer and are captured by the mice and their King.  In some versions Clara makes a final daring charge throwing her slipper at the Mouse King, hitting him square on the head.  The Mouse King drops to the floor and the mice run away, carrying off their leader’s lifeless body.

The Land of Snow – The Nutcracker turns into a Prince and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes.

The Land of Sweets – The Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy greets them.  The Prince tells her about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances from around the world.  As a finale, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier dance a beautiful Pas De Deux.

The Dream Ends – Clara awakens from her dream and finds herself with her beloved Nutcracker. 

The Nutcracker Finale 2014

Cast in Order of Appearance

Prologue

Drosselmeyer’s Workshop

                             

Drosselmeyer

Cesar R. Degollado

Drosselmeyer’s Nephew

Joshua Vergara


Act I

Party Scene Stahlbaum Residence

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, Clara, and Fritz

David Maurice, Allie Gomes, Sara Wilson and Amali Hart

Maid and Butler  

Tyler Hildenbrand and Devon Magee

Governess

Arianna Carter-Monah

Guests  

Dancing Parents

Tiffany Henderson, Millie Hanson, Thomas Peter, Rachel Mertes, Tim Mertes, Leah Feighner, Matthew Stein

Other Guests

Mike Dutra, Ruth Perez, Jennifer Smith, Robin Redding

Clara’s Friends  

Halle Henderson, Olivia Huyler, Jorden Kruzner, Ashley Torres, Ariana Hart, Farrah Zimmer                                   

Party Scene Children

Erin Abarquez, Madison Anderson, Summer Burchill, Miguel Castro, Ashley Cavalli, Colton Chui, Violet Clippinger, Lauryn Dalisay, Sophia Eisenbies, Kylie Fidow, Kaidence Hancock, Annabel Harper, Ava Hepner, Parker-Grace Hovanic, Mira Joshi, Jordan Kneizeh, Karson Knuth, Anna Kopach, Terra Kubiak, Naomi Morrison, Brookelyn Petit, Kayla Phan, Natalia Reszka, Isabella Stiener, Erica Stranutu, Isabella Tennyson, Ava Villareal, Kiara Antelo, Leilani Bartolome, Ceejae De Lumen, Elena Gutierrez, Aaralyn Johnston, Natalie Liddell, Eva Patel, Michelle Wilson    

Pantry Mouse

Makena Potencion

Toy Mice and Toy Soldiers

Cordelia Chang, Vanessa Chang, Madeline Chu, Avery Dorsett, Nyairie Garcia, Miraya Khemani, Amelie Limansky, Arya Malik, Kamila Oliva, Kaia Sanchez, Jessica Xu, Grace Yale, Lydia Yang                             

Columbine & Harlequin  

Reese Lundin and Joshua Vergara

Soldier Doll

Jack Henderson

 


                                  

Battle Scene

 

Nutcracker Doll

Gwen Tessman

Mouse King

Jack Henderson

Sentinel

Sara Alexis Sanchez

Nutcracker Prince

Joshua Vergara

                                 

Mice

Naomi Evans, Faith Lesuer, Annia McCormick, Laura Nguyen, Julia Olsen, Zeenia Shahpurwala, Yujin Shim, Madison Slavik, Ericka Stern

Soldiers  

Ceejae De Lumen, Elena Gutierrez, Aaralyn Johnston, Alyssa O’Rourke, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Alisa Ebel, Tatum Petit, Kai McCormick


Land of Snow

 

Snow Queen, Snow King, and Princesses

Amie Kilgore, Cesar R. Degollado, Lauren Gold and Katelin Young

Snowflakes

Arianna Carter-Monah, Gloria D’Amato, Olivia Gutierrez, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Colette Shew, Kate Cooper, Madeline Dutra, Lauren Gold, Halle Henderson, Olivia Huyler, Jorden Kruzner, Reese Lundin, Amaya Rodriguez, Yujin Shim, Kylie Steuben, Julie Takei, Ashley Torres, Alyssa Villareal, Sophia Welsh, Ashley Woodworth, Katelin Young, Sudiksha Bhaduri, Destiny Blythe, Julia Olsen, Amaya Rodriguez, Zeenia Shahpurwala, Yujin Shim, Ericka Stern, Kendelle Steuben, Julie Takei, Kami Teruya, Kendall Witters   

 

Snowballs  

Emma Anderson, Zara Bhalotra, Merritt  George, Caroline Hou, Jasmine Ji, Kayli Ligutom-Cabagbag, Isabella Rose Nazareno, Sophie-Rose O’Dwyer, Ariana Ortiz, Isabella Yamello                  


             

~INTERMISSION~


ACT II

 

Clara’s Dream

 

Guardian Angel

Katelin Young

Angels

Aishani Bandopadhyay, Abigail (Abbie) Johnson, Snigdha Karanam, Abigail Kim, Louella King, Cassidy Lee, Aria Nair, Saivi Nandamuri, Kamila Oliva, Noemi Ortiz, Sophia Piecuch, Inika Sharma, Cate Shimizu, Unnati Siledar, Fiona Yuan                                 

                                       

Sugar Plum Faeries  

Kami Teruya, Amali Hart, Aaralyn Johnston, Michelle Wilson, Arianna Hart, Farrah Zimmer                                          

Spanish

Principals

Shannon Taylor and Jack Henderson

Soloists

Kate Cooper, Madeline Dutra, Claire Mirkarimi, Kylie Steuben

Flamenco Dancers  

Ella Cary, Elena Gutierrez, Amali Hart, Ariana Hart, Aaralyn Johnston, Alyssa O’Rourke, Tessa Patel, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Skyy Warner, Farrah Zimmer                                    

Chinese

Princesses

Olivia Gutierrez, Colette Shew

Chinese Ribbons Dancers  

Marsanne Fetterer, Sherleen Gosal, Hailey Hamilton, Victoria Huang, Ella Jeon, Xinyu Ji, Aliz Lundbom, Victoria Paras, Preeti Polavarapu, Suchitha Reddy, Neha Varughese, Lanie Win       

Arabian

Pas de Duex

Cesar R. Degollado and Sarita Persaud

Arabian Princess Attendants  

Ella Cary, Elena Gutierrez, Amali Hart, Ariana Hart, Aaralyn Johnston, Alyssa O’Rourke, Tessa Patel, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Skyy Warner, Farrah Zimmer    

                                     

Marzipan

Ballerina

Lauren Gold

Shepardesses

Claire Mirkarimi, Noelle Tham, Ashley Torres, Katelin Young

Lambs  

Kiyah Andres, Sofia Bicalho, Vanessa Gripo, Sydney McNamara, Angelena Rael, Melina Reed, Victoria Sandoval, Mila Sherrod, Ja-Laya Sims, Madison Sneed, Polina Vaulina, Aurora Wong, Cherish Wong, Madelynn Yip   

Russian

Jack Henderson

Russian Dolls  

Kiara Antelo, Mia Cardenas, Tayla Husson, Raquel Ibay, Cadence Law, Natalie Liddell, Jazlyn Luken, Alexandria Martinez, Keilee Matsu, Tiffany Mendez, Phoebe Miles, Tristin O’Rourke, Isabel Padia, Makena Potencion, Isabella Vanegas, Kendra Wilson

Mother Ginger

Shannon Gaines

Lollipops  

Vanessa Cuadra, Cassandra Hoyt, Alexa Jimenez, Lourdes Keegan, Aiesha Lignan, Vivian Lopez, Chrissy McPhee, Natalie Miles, Charlotte Nichols, Juliana Pasco, Emmeline Wong                                        

Candy Canes  

Hokulea Ahyat, Sophia Beltran, Isabella Cheng, Siya Chibber, Annalise Couture, Gwen Grasso, Anjoli Hackenberg, Annelise Hackenberg, Victoria Huang, Emma June, Amanda Lawson, Suchitha Reddy, Dhruvi Shah, Lillian Zhang                                          

Cotton Candy  

Maya Alper, Samantha Arevalo, Bellerose Carner, Kaylie Chang, Aurelie Herlambang, Chloe Iwan, Camila Jimenez, Maria  Konovalova, Elyse Lieu, Jada Machado, Jaenna Paderanga Solorzano, Indie Zimmer

Sugar Plum Fairy Variation

Amie Kilgore


Waltz of the Flowers

 

Dew Drop  

Lauren Gold

Flowers

Arianna Carter-Monah, Gloria D’Amato, Olivia Gutierrez, Sara Alexis Sanchez, Colette Shew, Kate Cooper, Madeline Dutra, Lauren Gold, Halle Henderson, Olivia Huyler, Jorden Kruzner, Reese Lundin, Amaya Rodriguez, Yujin Shim, Kylie Steuben, Julie Takei, Ashley Torres, Alyssa Villareal, Sophia Welsh, Ashley Woodworth, Katelin Young, Sudiksha Bhaduri, Destiny Blythe, Julia Olsen, Amaya Rodriguez, Zeenia Shahpurwala, Yujin Shim, Ericka Stern, Kendelle Steuben, Julie Takei, Kami Teruya, Kendall Witters    

Waltz Cavalier

Jack Henderson       

Butterflies

Halle Henderson, Olivia Huyler, Jorden Kruzner, Ashley Torres

Dragonflies

Ashley Taira, Kendall Witters, Sophia Welsh

Sugar Plum Faeries

Sudiksha Bhaduri, Destiny Blythe, Ericka Stern, Kami Teruya, Amali Hart, Aaralyn Johnston, Michelle Wilson, Arianna Hart, Farrah Zimmer                                         

Sugar Plum Pas de  Deux

Amie Kilgore and Cesar R. Degollado

Choreography and Staging

Cesar R. Delgollado

Additional Choreography

Hannah Varga

Rehearsal Assistant

Cassidy Stoker

Staging Assistants

Desiree Dela Pena

Leah Feighner

Katy Felsinger

Kelly Gordon

Tyler Hildenbrand

Jadell Lee

Devon Magee

Kirsten O’Malley

Cassidy Schweibold

Cassidy Stoker

Jessica Stupak

A word from Nutcracker Director, César Degollado:

I’d like to acknowledge the team of collaborators and talents; those teachers at Tiffany’s Dance Academy whose willingness and graceful involvement in the production is invaluable. I’d also like to thank the gorgeous professional company dancers from ConDanza and the administrative staff from Tiffany’s Dance Academy. They go beyond their responsibilities to extend a helping hand. Thank you to Robbie Teruya and Tiffany Henderson, not only for keeping me in line, but for believing in and supporting this creation. Thank you parents, for entrusting us at TDA with your child’s dance  education and for allowing me to fulfill my vision and mission. Lastly, to the students who are the reason for our tireless work and creative inspiration,  HAVE A GREAT SHOW!!! TOI TOI TOI…