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UMS Concert Program, December 16, 1979: 100 Years Of Great Performances -- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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Season: 101st
Concert: Thirty-seventh
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
PATRICK FRANTZ Artistic Director
GWYNNE ASHTON Ballet Mistress
Music Director
Resident Lighting
Ana Maria Castanon Gregory Glodowski
Michael Abbitt Sherri Ale Janetta Betzold Natalia Botha Arturo Fernandez Sharon Garber Patrick Garza Juan Gautreaux Nancy Glynn
Patricia Davis Lauren Rouse
Charles Hagan Elisabetta Kintzoglou Laura Lidral Bj. Martin
Bruce Paul Michelson Sharon Newton Kenneth Nickel Jacqueline O'Dell Tamar Rachelle
Taylor Degnan Deidre Salyer
John Paul Reaves Hilda Reverte Roberto Rodriguez Katherina Rumpler Paul Rutschmann Margo Scharlin Amy S toner Beth Zeldes Christian Zimmerman
Sunday Afternoon, December 16, 1979, at 3:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's five performances this week comprise a dance residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
101st Season -Thirty-seventh Concert
Ninth Annual Choice Series
(A ballet in two acts)
Music by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Keith J. Martin
Costume Design by Henry Heymann
Decor by Henry Heymann and W. Oren Parker
Lighting by Pat Simmons
ACT I, Scenes 1 and 2
Dr. and Frau Silberhaus and their children, Clara, Fritz, and Louise are welcoming neighboring families to their Christmas party when the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer arrives unexpectedly. He has brought gifts for all the children and for Clara a very special gift--a Nutcracker doll dressed as a handsome prince. Fritz jealously grabs the splendid toy and hurls it to the floor, breaking it. Clara is heartbroken but magically Herr Drosselmeyer repairs the Nutcracker doll. The festivities continue until late into the night.
ACT I, Scenes 3 and 4
After everyone has departed and gone to bed, Clara sneaks back into the living room to be with the Nutcracker doll. She suddenly feels a strange aura in the room, full of faint rustlings and a growing concert of curious noises. Magically the mice grow to gigantic proportions as does the room and the Christmas tree. Clara is terrified until the Nutcracker appears life-size and with his army of soldiers engages the mice in a fierce battle. He wins the battle and as he turns victoriously to Clara, she sees that he isn't a wooden doll but a handsome cavalier. With a flourish he invites Clara to journey with him to the Kingdom of Snow, a land of glittering crystal and ice.
Clara and her cavalier continue their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets where Herr Drossel?meyer introduces them to a court full of confections from many lands dancing just for them-chocolate from Spain, coffee from Arabia, tea from China, and other tasty treats. Clara suddenly finds herself transformed into a grown-up ballerina, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and she and her cavalier dance a beautiful pas de deux. The whole kingdom joins with Clara and her cavalier in a grand finale and pay homage to the couple as they continue on their journey to the Kingdom of Enchant?ment.
CAST (in order of appearance)
Lamplighter............Kenneth Nickel (Thurs., Fri., Sat.),
John Paul Reaves (Sun.)
Chestnut Man.........Bruce Paul Michelson (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Patrick Garza (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Ruffians..............Michael Abbitt, Paul Rutschmann,
Christian Zimmerman (Thurs., Fri., Sun.), John Paul Reaves (Sat.)
Parents (Act I, Scene 1).......Sherri Ale, Jacqueline O'Dell, Hilda Reverte,
Amy Stoner, John Paul Reaves (Thurs., Fri., Sun.),
Kenneth Nickel (Sat.)
Children.............Elisabetta Kintzoglou, Laura Lidral,
Nancy Glynn (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Katherina Rumpler (Sat. mat., Sun.),
Juan Gautreaux, Roberto Rodriguez,
Charles Hagan (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Arturo Fernandez (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Herr Drosselmeyer..........Patrick Garza (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve),
Bruce Paul Michelson (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Herr Silberhaus................Gregory Glodowski
Frau Silberhaus..................Beth Zeldes
Clara..............Francesca Corkle (Thurs., Sat. mat.),
Eleanor D'Antuono (Fri., Sat. eve.), Taylor Degnan (Sun.)
Fritz.............Arturo Fernandez (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Charles Hagan (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Louise............Katherina Rumpler (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Nancy Glynn (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Grossvater............Michael Abbitt (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Arturo Fernandez (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Grossmutter...........Janetta Betzold (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Margo Scharlin (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Bear..............John Paul Reaves (Thurs., Fri., Sun.),
Kenneth Nickel (Sat.)
Parents (Act I, Scene 2).......Sherri Ale, Jacqueline O'Dell, Hilda Reverte,
Amy Stoner, John Paul Reaves, Christian Zimmerman,
Bruce Paul Michelson (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Kenneth Nickel (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Michael Abbitt (Sat. mat., Sun.),
Patrick Garza (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Servants..............Natalia Botha, Sharon Garber,
Paul Rutschmann
Nutcracker.............Keith Martin (Thurs., Sat. mat.),
Miguel Campaneria (Fri., Sat. eve.), Kenneth Nickel (Sun.)
Mouse King...........Gregory Glodowski (Thurs., Fri., Sun.),
Kenneth Nickel (Sat.)
Mice............Sherri Ale, Janetta Betzold, Natalia Botha,
Sharon Garber, Nancy Glynn, Elisabetta Kintzoglou,
Laura Lidral, Sharon Newton,
Katherina Rumpler, Yvonne Salcedo,
Margo Scharlin, Amy Stoner
Soldiers..........Michael Abbitt, Juan Gautreaux, Charles Hagan,
John Paul Reaves, Roberto Rodriguez,
Bruce Paul Michelson (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Kenneth Nickel (Thurs., Fri.),
Patrick Garza (Sat. mat., Sun),
Christian Zimmerman (Sat., Sun.)
Cavalier..............Keith Martin (Thurs., Sat. mat.),
Miguel Campaneria (Fri., Sat. eve.), Kenneth Nickel (Sun.)
Snowflakes.............Patricia Davis (Thurs., Fri., Sun.),
Lauren Rouse (Thurs., Fri., Sun.), Taylor Degnan (Sat.),
Ana Maria Castanon (Sat.)
Sherri Ale (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Janetta Betzold, Natalia Botha, Sharon Garber,
Nancy Glynn, Elisabetta Kintzoglou (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Sharon Newton, Jacqueline O'Dell (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Hilda Reverte, Katherina Rumpler, Margo Scharlin,
Amy Stoner, Laura Lidral (Sat. mat., Sun.),
Yvonne Salcedo (Sat. mat., Sun.),
Beth Zeldes (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Spanish.............Hilda Reverte, Bruce Paul Michelson,
Jacqueline O'Dell, Michael Abbitt, Beth Zeldes,
Roberto Rodriguez (Thurs., Sat. eve.)
Jacqueline O'Dell, Patrick Garza, Sherri Ale,
Paul Rutschmann, Amy Stoner,
Roberto Rodriguez (Fri., Sat. mat., Sun.)
Arabian............Sharon Newton (Thurs., Sat. eve., Sun),
John Paul Reaves (Thurs., Sat. eve., Sun.),
Patricia Davis (Fri., Sat. mat.),
Gregory Glodowski (Fri., Sat. mat.)
Chinese............Elisabetta Kintzoglou (Thurs., Sat. eve.),
Margo Scharlin (Thurs., Sat. eve.),
Arturo Fernandez (Thurs., Sat. eve.),
Janetta Betzold (Fri., Sat. mat., Sun.),
Katherine Rumpler (Fri., Sat. mat., Sun.),
Michael Abbitt (Fri., Sat. mat., Sun.)
Russian............Juan Gautreaux (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Charles Hagan (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Shepherd and Shepherdesses............Christian Zimmerman,
Ana Maria Castanon, Taylor Degnan (Thurs.)
Christian Zimmerman, Taylor Degnan,
Margo Scharlin (Fri.)
Arturo Fernandez, Nancy Glynn,
Margo Scharlin (Sat. mat.)
Kenneth Nickel, Ana Maria Castanon,
Taylor Degnan (Sat. eve.)
Juan Gautreaux, Ana Maria Castanon,
Nancy Glynn (Sun.)
Waltz of the Flowers.........Patricia Davis (Thurs., Sat. eve., Sun.),
Gregory Glodowski (Thurs., Sat. eve., Sun),
Lauren Rouse (Fri., Sat. mat.),
Kenneth Nickel (Fri., Sat. mat.)
Sherri Ale, Janetta Betzold, Natalia Botha,
Sharon Garber, Nancy Glynn (Thurs., Fri., Sat. eve.),
Laura Lidral, Jacqueline O'Dell (Thurs., Sat. eve),
Katherina Rumpler, Yvonne Salcedo,
Margo Scharlin (Thurs., Sat. eve., Sun.),
Amy Stoner, Beth Zeldes, Sharon Newton (Fri., Sat. mat.),
Hilda Reverte (Fri., Sat. mat., Sun.),
Elisabetta Kintzoglou (Sat. mat., Sun.)
Grande pas de deux...........Francesca Corkle and Keith Martin
(Thurs., Sat. mat.)
Eleanor D'Antuono and Miguel Campaneria
(Fri., Sat. eve.)
Taylor Degnan and Kenneth Nickel (Sun.)
Finale....................The Company
Announcing: Ann Arbor May Festival, 1980
Wednesday-Saturday, April 23, 24, 25, 26, in Hill Auditorium
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, Music Director and Conductor
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Guest Conductor
Isaac Stern, Violinist Rudolf Firkusny, Pianist
The University Choral Union performing the world premiere of a commissioned work by Gian Carlo Menotti
Wednesday, April 23--Ormandy and Stern: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Violin Concerto in
D major; Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition. Thursday, April 24--Skrowaczewski and Firkusny: Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503; Berlioz:
Symphonie fantastique. Friday, April 25--Skrowaczewski and Choral Union: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2;
Menotti: world premiere, "A Song of Hope"; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Saturday, April 26--Ormandy: Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Suite from "Love for Three
Oranges"; Schubert: Symphony No. 9 ("The Great").
Series orders are now being accepted, at $44, $34, $24, $20, and $15.
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 665-3717, 764-2538

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