Nutcracker

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

2023-11-29 19:00 2023-12-03 21:04 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Nutcracker

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33709

In-person event

Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra

Running time  
Act I: 52 minutes  
Intermission: 20 minutes  
Act II: 50 minutes 

A single gift from Clara’s godfather kicks off an amazing adventure. When the enchanted nutcracker mysteriously comes to life during the night, the stage is set for a tale filled with charm, nostalgia and magic. From a battle with the fiendish Mouse King to the opulent kingdom...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2023

≈ 2 hours and 4 minutes · With intermission

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Last updated: November 30, 2023

A Note From The Executive Producer, NAC Dance

Dear NAC Dance audience,

We’re thrilled to invite you to our highly anticipated annual rendezvous, a special occasion that brings us together to celebrate the magic of the holiday season.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) continues the cherished tradition of transporting us to the fairy-tale realm of Nutcracker.

Fall under the spell of Tchaikovsky’s iconic music performed by the outstanding NAC Orchestra, and immerse yourself in a world of mesmerizing dance, gorgeous costumes, and enchanting sets that will capture your imagination and touch your heart.

Nutcracker has been delighting audiences since it was first performed in 1892, and the RWB’s version incorporates typically Canadian imagery that makes it truly unique.

Our heartfelt thanks to André Lewis and the RWB company for sharing this wonderful treat with us. A big thank you also goes to our conductor, Julian Pellicano, who directs the musicians with a masterful hand.

We’d also like to express our deepest gratitude to you, our loyal audience, for always being there. Your presence is the finishing touch that makes our holiday season extra special.

We look forward to welcoming you back after the winter break as we continue our 2023–24 Dance season!

With warm wishes for the holidays,

Fun Facts!

Brian Perchaluk, the scenic designer, was a Gemini Award winner before designing Nutcracker, his first RWB production.

We have almost 250 costumes for 39 dancers – each dancer has three to eight costumes.

Nutcracker has about 35 tutus in the show alone, and it can take up to 50 hours to create just one snowflake tutu.

The RWB’s Wardrobe Department makes each costume in-house, sewing precious details by hand.

Nearly 76 young local dancers take part in Nutcracker production, which is often their first performing experience.

To transform the Nutcracker stage into a winter wonderland is no small feat. To make Nutcracker happen, 34 stagehands are needed for setup while 26 stagehands are staffed for the duration of the production.

To give an idea of the organized clamor behind the curtain, there are 18 fly cues that move 32 pieces of scenery. With the final minutes of Nutcracker requiring three major scene changes, it is no wonder Nutcracker planning begins in March!

Synopsis

Setting

Christmas 1913, in a large Canadian home. It’s a prosperous time in a prosperous city and the First World War is still half a year away.

Ouverture

‘Tis the night before Christmas and all through Clara’s house, everything and everyone is stirring – even the mice! The people inside are getting ready for the big Christmas party – cooking and wrapping and dressing and fussing. Outside, neighborhood boys play hockey on the street while friends and family start to arrive, carrying armloads of presents and anticipating a marvelous event.

ACT I

Scene I – Claras Bedroom

Twelve-year-old Clara is oblivious to all the noise and confusion. She’s dreaming in front of the mirror in her bedroom, practicing her ballet steps. She wants to be perfect when she dances for her glamourous Aunt Josephine, a singer who has traveled all the way from Montreal on the train. Mama interrupts. “Where is the bow that I made for your hair?” she demands. “And where is Dieter?”

Clara’s younger brother leaps out of a large armoire, brandishing a toy sword. Grandmother Marguerite finds her way to the bedroom and manages to calm everyone down. Things aren’t turning out the way Mama has planned; not even the Christmas tree has been delivered. “But Mr. Drosselmeier promised to bring a tree!” She runs off to check on things downstairs while Grandmother shows the children some favourite photographs of Christmas past.

Scene II – The Christmas Party

Mama, Papa and the butler are looking at the empty space in the big living room where the tree should be. What kind of a Christmas party is this going to be? Among the guests filling the room is Aunt Josephine. Resplendent in furs, she makes a grand entrance with her fiancé, Edouard, dashing in his military uniform.

At last! Mr. Drosselmeier carries in a tree. Clara suddenly feels shy when he introduces her to his grandnephew, Julien. In no time at all, the tree is decorated, and Clara has the honour of putting the star on the very top. Suddenly, the first-ever electric Christmas lights illuminate the tree!

Mr. Drosselmeier hands out his presents, all enchanting. Dieter’s army of toy soldiers has now been augmented by Mounted Police.

Mr. Drosselmeier’s masterpiece goes to Clara – a beautifully hand-crafted Nutcracker. During Christmas dinner, Clara slips away to admire her Nutcracker and imagines that he comes alive to dance with her. The doorbell rings and a bear scurries in, admires the tree and dances happily with the Christmas toys. The party breaks up in a flurry of dancing and silliness and romance. “Good night Everyone! Merry Christmas!”

Scene III – Bedtime

Clara falls asleep but is soon awakened by the terrifying Mouse King who is about to steal her beloved Nutcracker. The clock strikes midnight.

Scene IV – The Living Room

Moonlight shimmers through the window and the room starts to change into something strange and new. Clara finds Mr. Drosselmeier who tries to convince her that she has nothing to fear. Suddenly, before her very eyes, the room and the Christmas tree begin to grow. Clara is attacked by scurrying mice while trying to save her Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker comes alive and chases the mice away. Dieter’s squadron of toy soldiers and Mounted Police are now a living regiment and battle fiercely against the menacing mice with cannons, swords and every ounce of cleverness they can muster. The battle takes a turn for the worse when Fritz is wounded and the Nutcracker is shot by the Mouse King while attempting to help Dieter.

Scene V – A Magical Forest

Finally, Clara defeats the Mouse King and begs Mr. Drosselmeier to help her wounded Nutcracker. It’s only after Clara professes her love for Nutcracker that Mr. Drosselmeier can bring him to life again. The Nutcracker was Julien all along and he is now a handsome prince. They walk hand in hand into a magical pine forest, dancing under a sky filled with stars and the Northern Lights.

Snow begins to fall. As the snow falls, twelve polar bear cubs and one big bear playfully wander into the forest. The polar bears are happy to find Clara and the Nutcracker Prince there, and bid them farewell as the Nutcracker Prince and Clara depart to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s kingdom.

ACT II

Scene I – The Kingdom

The Nutcracker Prince and Clara travel to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s kingdom, where adorable little angels along with Mr. Drosselmeier help with the preparations for their arrival. The Sugar Plum Fairy gives Clara and Prince Julien a very warm welcome and an elaborate ceremony ensues to honour them.

In a beautiful pas de deux, the prince has the great honour of dancing with Clara. She simply floats in time to the music. In a grand farewell gesture, all the inhabitants of the magical land gather to bid Clara a happy journey home.

Scene II – Early Morning

When Clara wakes up, she is happy to be in her own bedroom. The Nutcracker stands proudly next to her. Remembering her dream, she’s relived to see her big brother Fritz striding into the room, alive and well, and announcing, “It’s snowing!” They bundle up, go outside, and watch the snow fluttering down. It was the best Christmas ever!

About Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

The Royal Winnipeg enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance. Founded in 1939 by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premier ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America. The RWB received its ‘Royal’ designation from Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, the first Royal Charter granted during her reign.

With the leadership of Artistic Director André Lewis, O.M., versatility, technical excellence, and a captivating style have become the trademarks of the RWB, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. The RWB’s superlative standards keep the Company in demand across North America and beyond. In addition to the Company, the RWB is home to the RWB School, consisting of both the Professional Division, our internationally renowned dance education and training centre for aspiring professional dancers and dance teachers, and the Recreational Division, which is one of Winnipeg's largest dance schools for all ages, levels, and interests.

Cast and Characters

ACT I

THE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Clara
Elizabeth Lamont (29, 2 eve)
Alanna McAdie (30, 3 mat)
Amanda Solheim (1, 3 eve)
Emilie Lewis (2 mat)

Young Clara
Anna Ohi (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)
Aylin Contreras-Diaz (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)

Clara’s parents
Katie Simpson (29, 2 mat)
Jaimi Deleau (30, 2 eve)
Elizabeth Lamont (1, 3)

Joshua Hidson (29)
Tymin Keown (30, 2, 3 eve)
Stephan Azulay (1, 3 mat)

Clara's grandmother
Yayoi Ban (29, 30, 2 eve, 3 eve)
Katie Bonnell (1, 3 mat)
Alanna McAdie (2 mat)

Dieter
Jolie Kilpatrick (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)*
Éva Armijo-Chan (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*

Fritz
Liam Saito (29, 2 eve, 3 eve)
Cleighden Butler (1, 2 mat, 3 mat)
Marco Lo Presti (30)

Josephine, Clara’s aunt
Jaimi Deleau (29, 3 mat)
Amanda Solheim (30, 2 mat)
Kyra Soo (1, 2 eve, 3 eve)

Edouard, Josephine’s fiancé
Peter Lancksweerdt (29, 2 mat)
Michel Lavoie (30, 3 eve)
Logan Savard (1, 2 eve, 3 mat)

Drosselmeier, Clara’s godfather
Stephan Azulay (29, 2 mat, 3 eve)
Joshua Hidson (30, 2)
Tymin Keown (1, 3 mat)

Julien, Drosselmeier’s nephew
Nolan Saito

The Nutcracker Prince
Michel Lavoie (29, 2 eve)
Peter Lancksweerdt (30, 3 mat)
Marco Lo Presti (1, 3 eve)
Stephan Azulay (2 mat)

Clara’s friends
Emilie Lewis (29, 1, 3 eve) Taisi Tollasepp (30, 2, 3 mat), Brooke Thomas (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve) Maggie Weatherdon (30, 2 mat, 3 mat), Amanda Solheim (29, 2 eve) Julianna Generoux (30, 1, 2 mat, 3)

Logan savard (29, 2 mat) Liam Saito (30, 2 eve) Joshua Hidson (1, 3 eve), Cleighden Butler (29, 30, 2 eve, 3 eve), Felix Jinga (1, 2 mat, 3 mat)

Darya Boisvenue (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)*Angela Li (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Isabelle Faucher (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Delilah Rivers (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Payton Carter (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Evelyn Graham (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Véronique Noisette (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Mia Binks (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Leif Kwong (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Abel Caron Wheable (30, 2 mat, 3 mat), Lyon Kilpatrick (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Fitz Casey (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Sebastian Henderson (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Oliver Burrell (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*

Guests (Parents)
Kyra Soo (29, 2 mat) Teodora Dvoretski (30, 2 eve, 3 mat) Jaimi Deleau (1, 3 eve), Katie Bonnell (29, 30, 2 mat, 3 eve) Katie Simpson (1, 2 eve, 3 mat), Maggie Weatherdon (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve) Brooke Thomas (30, 2 mat, 3 mat), Taisi Tollasepp (29, 1, 3 eve) Emilie Lewis (30, 2 eve, 3 mat) Yayoi Ban (2 mat), Michel Lavoie (1, 2 mat, 3 mat) Timothy Gaulke (29, 30, 2 eve, 3 eve), Rafe Perry, Aidan Vaudreuil-Wakeham, Oliver Bastin

Filbert the Bear
Kyra Soo (30, 3 mat)
Julianna Generoux (29, 2 eve)
Teodora Dvoretski (1, 2 mat, 3 eve)

Butler
Felix Jinga (29, 30, 2 eve, 3 eve)
Timothy Gaulke (1, 2 mat, 3 mat)

Maids
Camilla Hood
Elisha Woo

Evil sorcerer
Cleighden Butler (29)
Liam Saito (1, 2 eve, 3)
Logan Savard (30, 2 mat)

Bats
Aylin Contreras-Diaz (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve) Anna Ohi (30, 2 mat, 3 mat), Irene Ta, Katrina Ouellette, Karen Hagiwara

*Ottawa students

THE BATTLE
Clara, Dieter, The Nutcracker Prince and The Mouse King

The Mouse King
Tymin Keown (29, 3 eve)
Liam Saito (30, 1, 2)
Marco Lo Presti (3 mat)

Army of mice
Kyra Soo (29, 30, 1, 2 eve) Karen Hagiwara (2 mat, 3), Julianna Generoux (29, 30, 1, 2 eve) Irene Ta (2 mat, 3), Maggie Weatherdon (29, 2 eve) Anna Ohi (30, 2 mat, 3 mat) Aylin Contreras-Diaz (1, 3 eve), Taisi Tollasepp, Elisha Woo, Camilla Hood, Katrina Ouellette, Teodora Dvoretski

Alice Lanoue (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Charlotte Tremblay (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Brienne Klein (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Isabel Alguire (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Danica Nielsen (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Laurane Dutrisac (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Karolina Kassis (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Sophie Villeneuve (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*

Soldiers
Joshua Hidson (29, 3) Tymin Keown (30, 2) Stephan Azulay (1), Logan Savard (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve) Michel Lavoie (30, 3 mat) Peter Lancksweerdt (2 mat), Cleighden Butler (2 eve, 3 eve) Marco Lo Presti (29, 30) Liam Saito (2 mat, 3 mat) Oliver Bastin (29, 20, 1, 2 mat, 3 mat), Felix Jinga, Rafe Perry, Timothy Gaulke, Nolan Saito

Leif Kwong (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Abel Caron Wheable (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Lyon Kilpatrick (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Fitz Casey (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*, Sebastian Henderson (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)* Oliver Burrell (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*

*Ottawa students

THE MAGICAL FOREST
Clara, The Nutcracker Prince and Snowflakes

Snowflakes
Katie Simpson (29, 2 eve, 3 eve), Alanna McAdie (1) Elizabeth Lamont (30, 3 mat) Amanda Solheim (2 mat)

Jaimi Deleau (2 eve) Katie Bonnell (29, 2 mat, 3 eve) Yayoi Ban (30) Emilie Lewis (1, 3 mat)

Brooke Thomas, Katie Simpson (30, 2 mat, 3 mat) Kyra Soo (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve), Julianna Generoux (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve) Teodora Dvoretski (30, 2 mat, 3 mat), Maggie Weatherdon, Taisi Tollasepp, Elisha Woo, Irene Ta, Aylin Contreras-Diaz, Katrina Ouellette, Anna Ohi, Karen Hagiwara, Camilla Hood

Hazel
Rafe Perry

Hazel’s Cubs
Alessia Sidoli*, Brynn Graham*, Charlotte Garat*, Gretchen Carter*, Isla MacDonald*, Milla Abrol*, Mirabella Kyer*, Noelle Lee*, Phoebe Ross Fisher*, Scarlett Beauchamp*, Sophia Hutter*, Zooey Ross Fisher (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)*, Allivea Jeffery*, Annabelle Olarte*, Audrey Hickes*, Aurora Fox*, Aviva Joice*, Catherine Lévesque*, Charlotte Perrier*, Coralie Pilon*, Lauren Jones*, Mahpari Ausareny*, Penelope Leonard*, Sophia Squires (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*

Reindeers
Aisha Winfield-Khan*, Kara Murray*, Lorie Gatien-Charbonneau*, Naomi Gascho*, Sophène Khabayan*, Victoria Noisette (29, 1, 2 eve, 2 eve)*, Anika Bauer-Beazer*, Anna Walker*, Jaëlle Dumel*, Lauren Shaikh*, Madeleine Garner*, Stella Cauchi (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*

*Ottawa students
 

ACT II

THE KINGDOM
Clara, The Nutcracker Prince, Drosselmeier and Sugar Plum Fairy

Sugar Plum Fairy
Jaimi Deleau (29, 2 eve)
Amanda Solheim (30)
Kyra Soo (1, 3 eve)
Katie Simpson (2 mat, 3 mat)

Angels
Chloe Srouji*, Jacqueline Kuttner*, Kaitlyn Hennessey*, Kara Dainty*, Maya Sourour*, Micaela Freire*, Olivia MacLean*, Sarah Waugh (29, 1, 2 eve, 3 eve)*, Amélie Carrière*, Emily Champagne*, Hanna McGhie*, Maja Khurana Simpson*, Malin McConnell*, Maren Troop*, Miho Takamura*, Sofia Cehajic (30, 2 mat, 3 mat)*

*Ottawa students

WALTZ OF FLOWERS ENSEMBLE & PAS DE QUATRE
Julianna Generoux (29, 1, 3)
Katie Simpson (30, 2 eve)
Kyra Soo (2 mat)

Marco Lo Presti (3 mat)
Felix Jinga (30, 1)
Tymin Keown (29, 2, 3 eve)

Maggie Weatherdon (29, 30, 3)
Katie Bonnell (1, 2)

Logan Savard (2 eve, 3 eve)
Peter Lancksweerdt (29, 2 mat)
Michel Lavoie (30, 1, 3 mat)

Brooke Thomas (29, 1, 2)
Yayoi Ban (30, 3)

Cleighden Butler (29, 1, 2, 3 mat)
Liam Saito (30, 3 eve)

Taisi Tollasepp (29, 30, 1, 2, 3 eve)
Emilie Lewis (3 mat)
Rafe Perry

Anna Ohi, Elisha Woo, Aylin Contreras-Diaz, Irene Ta, Karen Hagiwara, Katrina Ouellette, Camilla Hood, Teodora Dvoretski

SPANISH
Drosselmeier with

Katie Simpson (29)
Jaimi Deleau (30)
Yayoi Ban (1)
Julianna Generoux (2)
Amanda Solheim (3 mat)
Katie Bonnell (3 eve)
Kyra Soo (29, 30)
Maggie Weatherdon (1, 2)
Brooke Thomas (3)

ARABIAN

Yayoi Ban (29, 2)
Katie Bonnell (30, 3 mat)
Katie Simpson (1, 3 eve)
Marco Lo Presti (29, 2)
Stephan Azulay (30, 3 mat)
Joshua Hidson (1, 3 eve)

CHINESE
Drosselmeier with

Alanna McAdie (29, 2 mat) Elizabeth Lamont (30) Emilie Lewis (1, 2 eve, 3 eve) Taisi Tollasepp (3 mat)

RUSSIAN

Emilie Lewis (29, 30)
Amanda Solheim (2)
Jaimi Deleau (1, 3)

Logan Savard (29, 30, 2 mat)
Peter Lancksweerdt (2 eve, 3 eve)
Nolan Saito (3 mat)

Liam Saito (29, 2 eve)
Cleighden Butler (30)
Felix Jinga (2 mat, 3 eve)
Peter Lancksweerdt (1) 
Timothy Gaulke (3 mat)

GIGUE
Drosselmeier with Sugar Plum Fairy

GRAND PAS
Clara & The Nutcracker Prince

FINALE

The Company

Artists

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    Featuring Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • nina-menon
    Choreographer Nina Menon
  • Choreographer Galina Yordanova
  • andre-lewis-2017-credit-ian-mccausland
    Artistic Director André Lewis, C.M., O.M., M.S.M.
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    Executive Director Elena Tupyseva
  • Costume Designer Paul Daigle
  • Principal Conductor Julian Pellicano
  • perchaluk-brian
    Scenic Designer Brian Perchaluk
  • michael-whitfield
    Lighting Designer Michael J. Whitfield

Credits

ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET

Founders
Gweneth Lloyd & Betty Farrally 
 
Artistic Director Emeritus 
Arnold Spohr, C.C., O.M. 
 
Founding Director, School Recreational Division 
Jean Mackenzie 
 
Founding Director, School Professional Division  
David Moroni, C.M., O.M., D.Litt, (h.c.) 
 
Artistic Director
André Lewis, O.M. 
 
Executive Director 
Elena Tupyseva 

Artists
Elizabeth Lamont, Alanna Mcadie 

Stephan Azulay, Yayoi Ban 
Jaimi Deleau, Peter Lancksweerdt, Michel Lavoie

Katie Bonnell, Marco Lo Presti 
Liam Saito, Katie Simpson 

Jenna Burns, Cleighden Butler 
Julianna Generoux, Joshua Hidson 
Tymin Keown, Emilie Lewis, Parker Long 
Logan Savard, Amanda Solheim, Kyra Soo
Brooke Thomas, Taisi Tollasepp, Maggie Weatherdon 

Felix Jinga, Myles Mackesy 
Rafe Perry 

Associate Artistic Director 
Tara Birtwhistle 
 
School Director 
Stéphane Léonard 

Music Director & Principal Conductor 
Julian Pellicano 

Ballet Masters 
Caroline Gruber, Jaime Vargas 

Principal, Recreational Division  
Nicole Kepp 

Principal, Professional Division  
Suzanne André 

Director, Anna McCowan-Johnson Aspirant Program 
Vanessa Léonard 

Director, Teacher Training Program  
Johanne Gingras 

Stage Manager 
Candace Jacobson

Stage Manager 
Michael Duggan 

Assistant Stage Manager 
Paige Lewis 

Production Team, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Company Manager
Ryan Bjornson

Ballet Master
Caroline Gruber

Conductor
Julian Pellicano

Physiotherapist 
Katie Zwingerman

Head of Lighting
Jarret Borodenko

Head Audio
Kevin Davis 

Head of Lighting 
Scott Henderson

Head Flyman 
Doug Kiddell

Wardrobe Assistant 
Barry Malenko

Head Wardrobe
Diana Miller

Carpenter 
Greg Rekus

Production Manager
Jef Ward

NAC Orchestra

First Violins
Yosuke Kawasaki (concertmaster)**
Jessica Linnebach (associate concertmaster)
Noémi Racine Gaudreault (assistant concertmaster)
Marjolaine Lambert
Jeremy Mastrangelo
Manuela Milani
Emily Westell
Carissa Klopoushak 
Martine Dubé*
Andréa Armijo Fortin* 
Oleg Chelpanov*

Second Violins
John Marcus* (guest principal)
Emily Kruspe
Frédéric Moisan
Leah Roseman
Mark Friedman
Zhengdong Liang 
Edvard Skerjanc 
Winston Webber**
Karoly Sziladi**
Erica Miller*
Marc Djokic*
Heather Schnarr*
Renée London*

Viola
Jethro Marks (principal)
David Marks (associate principal)
David Goldblatt (assistant principal)
David Thies-Thompson
Paul Casey
Tovin Allers

Cello
Rachel Mercer (principal)
Julia MacLaine (assistant principal)**
Leah Wyber
Marc-André Riberdy
Timothy McCoy
Karen Kang*
Desiree Abbey* 

Double Bass
Max Cardilli (assistant principal)
Vincent Gendron
Marjolaine Fournier
*Paul Mach 

Flute
Joanna G'froerer (prinicpal)
Christian Paquette*
Stephanie Morin

Oboe
Charles Hamann (principal)
Anna Hendrickson*
Anna Petersen

English Horn
Anna Petersen 

Clarinet
Kimball Sykes (principal)
Shauna Barker*
Sean Rice

Bassoon
Darren Hicks (prinicpal)
Vincent Parizeau

Horn
Jessie Brooks (guest principal)*
Julie Fauteux (associate principal)**
Lawrence Vine 
Lauren Anker 
Louis-Pierre Bergeron 
Micajah Sturgess*

Trumpet
Karen Donnelly (principal)
Steven van Gulik
Taz Eddy*

Trombone
Steve Dyer* (guest principal)
Colin Traquair

Bass Trombone
Zachary Bond 

Tuba
Chris Lee (principal)

Timpani
Matthew Kibort (guest principal)* 

Percussion
Jonathan Wade
Andrew Johnson*

Harp
Angela Schwarzkopf*

Celeste 
Olga Gross*

*Additional musicians
**On leave

Production Team, Southam Hall

Head Carpenter
James Reynolds

Head Electrician
Shane Learmonth 

Assistant Electrician
Fred Malpass 

Property Master 
Timothy Shannon 

Head Sound Engineer 
Dan Holmes 

Assistant Sound Engineer
Thomas Stubinski 

Head Flyman
Ross Brayne 

Projectionists, Wardrobe Mistresses, Masters and Attendants are members of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 471.

NAC Dance Team

Executive Producer  
Caroline Ohrt 

Senior Producer  
Tina Legari 

Special Projects Coordinator and Assistant to the Executive Producer  
Mireille Nicholas 

Company Manager  
Sophie Anka 

Education Associate and Teaching Artist  
Siôned Watkins 

Technical Director  
Brian Britton 

Communications Strategist  
Alexandra Campeau 

Marketing Strategist  
Marie-Chantale Labbé-Jacques 

Marketing Strategist 
Marie-Pierre Chaumont

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees