BR Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker will take stage this weekend

World-class guest artists Corina Gill and Carlos Molina will make their debut in The Nutcracker—A Tale from the Bayou accompanied by Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s pre-professional corps and soloists, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and more than 300 local children.

Gill is a company dancer with Boston Ballet and has appeared on TV shows House and The Cleaner. Molina is a freelance principal dancer and has danced with the Ballet de Cali Company, Hartford Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet.

Local dancers cast in the role of Clara are Estelle Crawford, Giselle Doucet, Delaney Dufrene and Emelia Perkins.

The Nutcracker performances will grace the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts stage at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16.

Tickets range from $20 to $42 and may be purchased by calling the BRBT office at (225) 766-8379, through the River Center Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

  • CAST: Clara: Estelle Crawford, Giselle Doucet, Delaney Dufrene, Emelia Perkins; Parrain: Leonard Augustus; Fritz: Brent Helouin, Jr., Noah Nagle; Uncle Drosselmyer: Leonard Augustus; Mr. Stahlbaum: Brad Blanchard; Mrs. Stahlbaum: Sonya Blanchard, Pam Matassa; Grandfather: Rick Holden; Grandmother: Robbie Phillabaum, Norma Rutledge; party guests: Erin Diamond, Glen Duncan, Craig Freeman, Victor Gregoire, Jenny Heroman, Georffrey Hyams, Cody Ikerd, Ryn Jones, Nancy Little, Gaye Mack, Elizabeth Mathews, Kelly Poiencot; the maid: Erin Gilbert, Fannie Terrell; angels: Emma Camille Barbin, Grace Bordelon, Marissa Bosley, Brady Connelly, Charlotte Rose Coyle, Infiniti Eaglin, Elise Farris, Madeline Ford, Allyson Gonzales, Angelica Gonzales, Claire Gregoire, Kelsie Guzik, Sophia Marx, Brittany Nettles, Ana Luisa Rodriguez, Elizabeth Talbot, Campbell Wall; cherubs: Olivia Allen, Virginia Ard, Rose Attuso, Charlotte Balart, Avery Claire Bateman, Caroline Boone, Sarah Branstetter, Ansley Brown, Emma Brown, Caroline Causey, Andrea Chen, Isabel Clements, Kearston Cochran, Maggie Coyle, Emily Donaldson, McCall Emonet, Sydney Fisher, Mallory Frizell, Claire Garbutt, Grace Gonzales, Anne Scott Guglielmo, Emily Hampshire, Callie Hardy, Claire Johnson, Jena Johnson, Benton Jones, Leyla Kamyar, Olivia Landrem, Auri Mancik, Emalie Manuel, Emma Grace Marangos, Elaine McCrary, Elena Monette, Jenna Monette, Olivia Monette, LeAnn Morrison, Emily Poche, Lucy Rispone, Ella Roussel, Katherine Scott, Lexy Smicker, Maria Belle Smith, Laney Varnado, Cooper Willis, Kaylie Wood, Estelle Yeargin, Elizabeth Zaffuto; lambs: Elizabeth Baudoin, Anna Baumgartner, Noelle Braud, Madison Birdwell, Elle Black, Savanah Brose, Lilly Cambias, Emma Carroll, Caroline Cresap, Caylen Delaney, Madeline deVries, Lilly Fridge, Caroline Gaspard, Abigail Gibson, Gifford Greer, Greyson Halliday, Alexis Harvey, Lucy Hodges, Amanda Johnson, Isabella Landaiche, Elise Lathon, Caroline Latuso, Shyanne LeBlanc, Lilly Leonard, Ashleigh Lewy, Ellen Livingston, Olivia Mack, Leah Magee, Delaney Poiencot, Jenna Robinson, Catherine Rodriquez, Maggie Safer, Gillian Sawyer, Caroline Scrantz, Kyra Sorenson, Sarah Sprecher, Faith Stegall, Emmie Stevens, Elizabeth Usher, Jhada Wade, Ingrid Wagner, Ava Welborn, Caroline Wilcox, Carrington Wynn, Isabella Yan, Cassie Yang, Maeve Zelden; the butler: Jourdyn Puyau, Le’Tiger Walker; children: Da’Yan Ayala, Maile Braden, Autumn Braud, Catherine Carline, Carson Chassaignac, Leah Cox, Morgan Gallegos, Hayley Gregoire, Noah Hawkins, Martin Helouin, Ana Victoria Isaac, Jordyn Jones, Christian Mack, Anna Matherne, Caroline Petty, Kylle Poiencot, Alison Qi, Adrienne Simmons, Alex St. Cyr, Casey Stikes, Kennedy Walker, Claire White, Cindy Xu; dolls: Whitney Dufrene, Alexis Herrington, Natalie Knight, Mary Beth Maddox; Bear: Erin Molly Mann, Fannie Terrell; Mouse King: Marlon Grigsby; The nutcracker: Le’Brian Patrick; mice: Camille Avery, Jahi Rigoberto Ayala, Alexis Bailey, Molly Beth Blanchard, Catherine Bonaventure, Shelby Cadarette, Caroline Creech, Olivia DeJohn, Christian Francis, Parker Garrett, Blythe Hebert, Grace Hidalgo, Chloe Higgins, Nicholas Honoré, Madelynn Johnson, Lauryn Knight, Haley Major, Lily Martin, Joanna McBride, Madisyn Paige McCarthy, Jessi Nickens, Hannah Pedigo, Pratima Pinnepalli, Cristina Riazuelo, Anna Thibodeaux, Bailey Wells, Karaline Wells; head chefs: Ketreon Butler, Le’Tiger Walker; chefs, Juliet Alise, Fannie Terrell; pages: Beau Blanchard, Anna Guidroz, Lena Laroussi, Hailey Parker, Cristina Pellicero-Calvo, Mary Grace Talbot, Leongé Turner, Avery Yeargain; Spanish (chocolate): Rebecca Acosta, Natalie Knight, Christine Perkins; Arabian: Marci Mallet, Le’Brian Patrick, Jackie Xu; Chinese (tea): Suzannah Burke, Manon Doucet, Hannah Gale, Angelica Gonzales, Alexis Herrington, Mary Beth Maddox, Elizabeth Talbot, Olivia Zachary; Russian (Trepak): Cydney Clark, Leah Courter, Rebecca DiTusa, Tessa White; Marzipan: Alexis Herrington, Natalie Knight, Mary Beth Maddox, Marci Mallet, Jackie Xu, Olivia Zachary; Marzipan understudy, Lauren Crawford; Azalea Fairy: Laura Catalanello; flowers: Claire Broyles, Suzannah Burke, Jonna Cox, Lauren Crawford, Madison Dillenberger, Manon Doucet, Hannah Gale, Alexis Herrington, Mary Beth Maddox, Marci Mallet, Mary Kate Rigolo, Jackie Xu, Olivia Zachary: Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier: Corina Gill, Carlos Molina; soldiers: Juliet Alise, Grace Asevedo, Mary Grace Beck, Grace Bordelon, Jordan Boshea, Charlotte Rose Coyle, Infiniti Eaglin, Sarah Franklin, Natalie Gaspard, Allyson Gonzales, Kelsie Guzik, Vivienne Johns, Elizabeth Jones, Aubrie Juneau, Eva Kruger, Jessica Litolff, Megan Littleton, Sophia Marx, Delanna Poiencot, Alyssa Rainey, Ana Luisa Rodriguez, Abby Shortess; Snow Queen: Corina Gill; Snow King: Carlos Molina; snow soloists: Alexis Herrington, Marci Mallet; snowflakes: Claire Broyles, Suzannah Burke, Lauren Crawford, Madison Dillenberger, Manon Doucet, Elise Farris, Madeline Ford, Hannah Gale, Angelica Gonzales, Claire Gregoire, Mary Beth Maddox, Brittany Nettles, Abigail Onnebane, Mary Kate Rigolo, Elizabeth Talbot, Campbell Wall, Jackie Xu, Olivia Zachary; snow understudies: Emma Camille Barbin, Marissa Bosley, Brady Connelly; Sugar Plum Fairy attendants: Ketreon Butler, Lauren Crawford, Manon Doucet, Antonio Dupre, Hannah Gale, Marlon Grigsby, Georffrey Hyams, Marci Mallet, Mary Kate Rigolo, Le’Tiger Walker, Nelson Williams, Jackie Xu, Olivia Zachary; cooks: Kynleigh Avants, Kailyn Borne, Alyse Bourgeois, Annabelle Brinkman, Madison Broussard, Lacey Budd, Brooke Butler, Emily Carpenter, Candace Chatman, Kaitlyn Collier, Katherine Collins, Sinclair Cotter, Joni Cowart, Lily Coxe, Megan Denicola, Emma Durnin, Virginia Foshee, Anne Marie Frisby, Aynsley Gaspard, Sophia Greeson, Gabrielle Haggenmacher, Hannah Hall, Isabella Hewitt, Diamond Johnson, Madeleine Juneau, Kaitlyn Kelly, Eryn Kennedy, Sarie Knight, Destiny Lewis, Abigail Loupe, Andrea Matus, MaKenzie Maurer, Victoria Montgomery, Isabella Nuñez, Anna Katherine Parker, Blaise Putnam, Amelia Quebedeaux, Anna Rainey, Elise Saloom, Demi Sanderson, Raven Sanfie, Sage Simon, Celeste Stewart, Molly Stutes, Olivia Suter, Temple Trapp, Olivia Varden, Camille Weindorf, Emily White, Natalie Wilder, Hannah Wilkinson; Mother Ginger: Elizabeth Mathews; bonbons: Grace Asevedo, Mary Grace Beck, Jordan Boshea, Sarah Franklin, Isabella Galindo, Natalie Gaspard, Elizabeth Jones, Eva Kruger, Katherine Landrem, Revathi Menon, Lauren Michelli, Alyssa Rainey, Abby Shortess and Sydney Veazie

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