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American Youth Ballet - 4 performances

http://www.americanyouthballet.org/

Nutcracker 2017

In Yardley Hall, Johnson County Community College

Saturday 16 December 2016, 2 pm and 7 pm
and Sunday 17th 2 pm and 6 pm
( Note that evening times differ between Sat 7pm and Sun 6pm )
JCCC(dress/performance) in Yardley Hall (14,15 / 16, 17Dec)

Ticketing - JCCC Box Office: 913-469-4445
Via: https://www.americanyouthballet.org/nutcracker - at $15, $21 and $23

Tickets prices: Adults Orch.- $23 Tier/Terr - $21 Balcony - $15 Youth 12 & Under
Yardley Hall's capacity is 1341 seats
- Full or nearly full each performance

= = Pictures = =

See a full set (1,214) of pictures with options to buy prints at: http://www.kcdance.com/Events/Default.asp
These are in two folders, displayed as a very long page each:
1 - first folder of 607 files
2 - second folder of 607 files

The Updated Program from OCR (optical character recognition) scan is at the bottom of this page

In-Theater pictures at JCCC's Yardley Hall

Performance Sunday, pictures around the event

Exit stage right - My window shot (see below) on stage
Exit stage right - My "window shot" (see below) on stage

Last company class pep talk pre-Sunday evening show
Last company class pep talk pre-Sunday evening show

Backstage between acts, Angels getting ready to go on
Backstage between acts, Angels getting ready to go on


When they are not on

After the last show SUnday
After the last show Sunday

 

 

Peformance Saturday, pictures around the event (no stills during performance)

The Crew - Saturday after class, pre-performance pep talk from Kristopher Estes-Brown
The Crew - Saturday after class, pre-performance pep talk from Kristopher Estes-Brown

Company class before the Saturday evening performance - Hannah Baillie, Julia Harshbarger, Miriam Rogers, Annie Cook
Company class before the Saturday evening performance - Hannah Baillie, Julia Harshbarger, Miriam Rogers, Annie Cook

Re-cycling the snow Saturday, sweeping and placing it back into the overhead troughs before Act II can start
Re-cycling the snow Saturday, sweeping and placing it back into the overhead troughs before Act II can start

Entering the house Saturday
Entering the house Saturday

 

 

Pictures from Dress 2, Friday night (15th) Cast A

"Fritz" takes a leap at the party
"Fritz" (Julia Walewicz) takes a leap at the party

Nutcracker doll thrusts sword at a mouse
Nutcracker doll thrusts sword at a mouse

Rat queen - Jennifer Tierney
Rat queen - Jennifer Tierney

Snow king and queen - Jose Soares, Elise Johnson
Snow king and queen - Jose Soarez, Elise Johnson

Between acts, cleaning up the Snowbiz "snow" and recycling it back into the overhead bins it is dropped from
Between acts, cleaning up the Snowbiz "snow" and recycling it back into the overhead bins it is dropped from

Chinese
Chinese

Russian - Julia Walewicz
Russian - Julia Walewicz

Hannah Baillie
Hannah Baillie

Flowers - Julianna Kuhn, Julia Harshbarger
Flowers - Julianna Kuhn, Julia Harshbarger

Nutcracker/Prince - Asher Wilson
Nutcracker/Prince - Asher Wilson

Older Clara - Annie Cook
Grown Clara - Annie Cook

Spanish (sisson) - Elise Johnson
Spanish (sisson) - Elise Johnson

Russian - Julia Walewicz
Russian - Julia Walewicz

Sugar Plum Fairie - Malerie Moore
Sugar Plum Fairie - Malerie Moore

During notes after Friday's dress
During notes after Friday's dress

Pre-performance onstage behind the curtain - getting ready to start
Pre-performance onstage behind the curtain - getting ready to start


Upright bass player in the orchestra

Laura Jones and her future production assistant
Laura Jones and her future production assistant

Dancer Jose Soarez has attitude as he makes a purchase at the backstage vending machine
Dancer Jose Soarez has attitude as he makes a purchase at the backstage vending machine

 

Pictures from Dress 1, Thursday night (14th) Cast B

Asher Wilson, Curt Knupp, Tony Witt, Moe Graesner
Asher Wilson, Curt Knupp, Tony Witt, Moe Graesner

Behind the scrim, pre-show getting ready
Behind the scrim, pre-show getting ready - Elise Johnson, Emily Mushinski, ..., Trey Johnson

Snow Queen and King - Annie Cook and Jose Soares
Snow Queen and King - Annie Cook and Jose Soarez

Snowflakes: Julia Harshbarger and Julianna Kuhn
Snowflakes: Julia Harshbarger and Julianna Kuhn

Between acts on stage, early notes and collecting (sweeping up) snow to put back into the snow bins on the overhead bars for the next use
Between acts on stage, early notes and collecting (sweeping up) snow to put back into the snow bins on the overhead bars for the next use

Angels backstage - stagedoors is open at the left and a quick-change area behind
Angels backstage - stagedoors is open at the left and a quick-change area behind

Angels at the start of act II
Angels at the start of act II

Hannah Baillie in the Arabian part
Practicing for the Arabian part behind the curtain between acts: Trey Johnson and Hannah Baillie

Hannah Baillie in the Arabian part
Hannah Baillie in the Arabian part

Orchestra 3 Panels
3-panel take on the orchestra (center is picture panel below)

James Funkhouser, orchestra leader seated in the picture waiting to start act II in dress no 1 cast B
James Funkhouser, orchestra leader seated in the picture waiting to start act II in dress no 1 cast B

Malerie Moore as grown Clara
Malerie Moore as grown Clara

Malerie Moore as grown Clara, practicing on stage, behind the curtain, between acts
Malerie Moore as grown Clara, practicing on stage, behind the curtain, between acts

Nutcracker and Clara - Asher Wilson and Malerie Moore
Nutcracker and grown Clara - Asher Wilson and Malerie Moore

Rat Queen - Jennifer Tierney
Rat Queen - Jennifer Tierney

 

 

 

Pictures from Tech, Wednesday night (13 Dec 2017)

ccOn-stage notes and putting down spot tape - (tech)
On-stage "notes" and putting down spot tape - (tech)

In the house, checking: Julianna Kuhn, Julia Harshbarger, Joshua Velazquez, Trey Johnson - (tech)
In the house, checking: Julianna Kuhn, Julia Harshbarger, Joshua Velazquez, Trey Johnson - (tech)

Kristopher Estes-Brown directing the party scene across the orchestra pit - (tech)
Kristopher Estes-Brown directing the party scene across the orchestra pit - (tech)

 

Studio Rehearsal Pictures at American Dance Center

Jennifer Tierney as The Queen with her waggish, wily, wayward, merry, mischievous, misbehaving, miscreant mice behind her.
Jennifer Tierney as "The Queen" with her waggish, wily, wayward, merry, mischievous, misbehaving, miscreant mice behind her.


Snowflakes flitting through the winter's air - Malerie Moore and Hannah Baillie

The "window shot" I like to get each year as five snowflakes exit stage right
Above: The "window shot" I like to get each year as five "snowflakes" exit stage right - Below: The "window shot" from a close location at the second run that day.
The "window shot" I like to get each year as five snowflakes exit stage right


The very stylish modelesque Queen (Jennifer Tierney)


Vivandiére and Soldier dolls at the party


Malerie Moore as a snowflake


Snow Queen and Snow King


Grandma punishes Fritz for breaking Clara's Nutcracker doll

 

American Youth Ballet


The Nutcracker - 2017

Program Credits from OCR scan of program.
Performances Saturday and Sunday December 16 & 17, 2017 at 2 pm each day and 7 pm Saturday, 6 pm Sunday in Johnson County Community College's Yardley Hall, Overland Park, Kansas.
ChoreographyKristopher Estes-Brown
Music composed byPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set DesignJason Phillips, Paul Mesner Puppets, Ryan Hasler, and Kristopher Estes-Brown
Lighting DesignKristopher Estes-Brown
Costuming DirectorJennifer Tierney with Deborah Green, Gayla Voss, Denna Flickner, Carol Brookover, & Kate Erlinger
Clara Party Scene Costume generously underwritten by the Acosta Family
Clara Nightgown costume generously underwritten by Jesse Cooper
Columbine Tutu generously underwritten by the Wilson Family & the Green Family
Growing Tree generously underwritten by Cliff & Elaine Tatham
Snow Fall generously underwritten by The Walewicz Family, The Peck Family, Linda Hensley, and The Moore Family with Madi Mali Homes
Snowflake Tutus generously underwritten by the Wang Family, Toby and Barbara Cook

Act I

Dr. DrosselmeyerCurt Knupp
NephewAsher Wilson
Frau StahlbaumEmily Mushinski
Fritz Julia WalewiczElise Johnson
MaidsAnnie Cook, Erica Domen, Ximena Flores
Columbine DollJuliana Kuhn, Julia Harshbarger
VivandiereJulia Harshbarger, Julia Walewicz
ClaraMadalyn Hesterlee, Annika Jones
GrandmotherJennifer Tierney
Herr StahlbaumTony Witt
LouisaMalerie Moore
GovernessAudrey Merckling
Soldier DollJoshua Velazquez
Party Guest Parents Maureen Borberg, José Soarez, Hannah Baillie, Moe Graenser, Sophia Egger, Trey Johnson
Party Guest ChildrenRebeca Flores, Elsa Pineda, Ellie Johnsonl, Lily Leach, Tara Cook,Christine McCubbins, Nadine Peck, Caroline Taliaferro, Alexandria Tan, Lexi Arp, Mason Cook, Max Isaac, Herbert Walewicz
MiceHalle Jaeger, Jonina Ouyang, Arielle Li, Liliana Witt, Sara Ye, Jamie Chapple, Annabella Choi, Sophia Qui, Koyuri Morita, Alexandria Tan
Baby MiceSkyla Neo, Ella Wang, Sophia Sitzes, Hazel Leach, Betsey Rodrigues
Toy SoldiersOlivia Ayres, Ann Nelson, Reese Duston, Annika Jones, Nadine Peck, Ella Huggins, Anne Chen, Madalyn Hesterlee, Avani Lakkireddy, Maureen Borberg, Elyse Jackson
NutcrackerAsher Wilson
CavalryErica Domen, Sophia Egger
BunnyDaphne Johnson
GrownClara Annie Cook, Malerie Moore
Rat QueenJennifer Tierney
Pirate MouseCindy Jiang
Snow KingJosé Soarez
Snow QueenElise Johnson, Annie Cook
SnowMalerie Moore, Elise Johnson, Ximena Flores, Julia Harshbarger, Juliana Kuhn, Maureen Borberg, Audrey Merckling, Hannah Ballie, Anne Chen, Alexis Applegate, Ella Hiebert, Miriam Rogers, Ann Nelson, Hannah Chong, Julia Walewicz, Elyse Jackson
— intermission —
Cherub costumes generously underwritten by the Witt Family
Sugar Plum Fairy Tutu generously underwritten by the Mueller Family
Sheep Costume generously underwritten by 3GenWealth and The Peck Family
Russian costume generously underwritten by the Wang Family

Act II

Sugar Plum FairyMalerie Moore, Juliana Kuhn
Chinese LeadsHannah Chong, Ximena Flores
Maureen Borberg, Miriam Rogers, Ella Hierbert, Ann Nelson, Elyse Jackson
Russian LeadsJulia Walewicz, Julia Harshbarger
Angel LeadsJulia Harshbarger, Audrey Merckling, Alexis Applegate, Julia Walewicz, Maureen Borberg
Spanish LeadsElise Johnson, Annie Cook
Mirliton LeadElla Hierbert, Julia Walewicz
Arabian LeadsJuliana Kuhn, Hannah Baillie
with Trey Johnson
Rose QueenHannah Baillie, Elise Johnson
Black SheepElsa Pineda, Tara Cook
PageOakley Allen
AngelsOlivia Ayres, Annika Jones, Reese Duston, Nadine Peck, Ella Huggins, Madalyn Hesterlee, Avani Lakkireddy
CherubsNoelle Green, Madeline Davenport, Rivka Albee, Gracelyn George, Danielle Harvey, Isabel Vithayathil, Niara Leshzl, Claire Wheat, Sophia Teplyn
Chinese CorpsCindy Jiang, Daphne Johnson, Joruna Ouyang, Arielle Li, Halle Jaeger, Sara Ye, Annabella Choi
Mirliton CorpsElyse Jackson, Hannah Chong, Alexis Applegate, Audrey Merckling, Ximena Flores, Anne Chenn, Sophia Egger, Ann Nelson
SheepWren VersIuis, Mikayla Neo, Mia Maciula, Matalin Patel, Bella Gladish, Madalyn Clark, Juliet Lothyan, Maya Li
Russian CorpsRebeca Flores, Nadine Peck, Avani Lakkireddy, Olivia Ayres, Ella Huggins, Reese Duston
GingerbreadsLily Leach, Lexi Arp, Ellie Johnson, Christine McCubbins, Caroline Taliaferro, Alexandria Tan, Tara Cook, Elsa Pineda, Olivia Ayres, Avani Lakkireddy, Reese Duston, Ella Huggins
Gumdrop ButtonsLillian Meier, Kyla Hess, Fiona Ye, Bella Breithaupt, Madeline Harvey, Estella Stawarz, Addison Tharp
CooksHannah Oufnac, Shiloh Nelson, Isabella Li, Chloe Hanks
FlowersElise Johnson, Ximena Flores, Julia Harshbarger, Juliana Kuhn, Maureen Borberg, Audrey Merckling, Hannah Ballie, Anne Chen, Alexis Applegate, Ella Hiebert, Miriam Rogers, Ann Nelson, Hannah Chong, Julia Walewicz, Elyse Jackson, Annie Cook, Sophia Egger

American Youth Ballet

Artistic DirectorsJennifer Tierney and Kristopher Estes-Brown
Company Manager and Rehearsal DirectorLaura Jones
Senior CompanyAbbey Crews, Alexis Applegate, Annie Cook, Audrey Merckling, Elise Johnson, Ella Hiebert, Hannah Baillie, Julia Harshbarger, Juliana Kuhn, Julia Walewicz, Malerie Moore, Miriam Rogers, Ximena Flores
Junior CompanyAvani Lakkireddy, Annika Jones, Ella Huggins, Elsa Pineda, Elyse Jackson, Erica Domen, Hannah Chong, Madeline Hesterlee, Maureen Borberg, Nadine Peck, Olivia Ayres, Rebeca Flores, Reese Duston, Ann Nelson
Apprentice CompanyAlexandria Tan, Caroline Taliaferro, Christine McCubbins, Ellie Johnson, Lexi Arp, Lily Leach, Tara Cook, Vivian Hsiao

American Youth Ballet Supporters

Friend & up to $300The Tan Family, The Leach Family, The Taliaferro Family, Amanda and Tyler Cook, The McCubbins Family
Enthusiasts to $500The Duston Family, The Egger Family, The Huggins Family, The Applegate Family, The Jones Family, The Payton Family, The Pineda Family, Charles Rogers and Family, Barbara and Toby Cook, The Merckling Family, The Flores Family, The Hiebert Family, The Blackwood Family, The Chong Family, The Domen Family, The Jackson Family, The Li Family, The Chen Family, The Peck Family, The Nelson Family, Patrick and Janet Jackson, The Huggins Family, The Lakkireddy Family, The Knief Family, The Wright Family
Dancer's Circle up to $1500The Kuhn Family, The Walewicz Family, Lathrop and Gage LLP, The Harshbarger Family, The Borberg Family, The Crews Family, The Johnson Family, The Moore Family
Choreographer's Circle upto $5000James and Kerry Albertson, The Hesterlee Family
Artistic Director's Circle over $5000Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, The Seeley Foundation, Huhtamaki North America
In Kind DonationsETC Institute, Doug Frost, Deborah Green, Jessica Brown, As You Wish KC
American Youth Ballet is a 501 c3 Tax Exempt Nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible, exclusively used to continue AYB's mission, and greatly appreciated. For more information on supporting the American Youth Ballet, visit our website at www.americanyouthballet.org.

The Overland Park Orchestra

ConductorJim Funkhouser
Violin IVicki Hauser, (Concertmaster), Joyce Ahn, Cynthia Dong, Kara Hess, Rebecca Hill, Ella Menees, Sherry Saylor
Violin IIDarren Moring, (Principal), Mary Adams, Richelle Basgall, Edwin Fukunaga, Katie Marshall, Ted Quast, James Taylor, Ernestine Wildman
ViolaJackie Ives,(Principal), Kelly Childers, Karen Sowers, Erin Wilson
CelloCelia Arnold, Gail DeGeer, Kelly Irvin, Becky Miller, Leyla Wilkerson, Betsy Wright
BassCarolyn Thurlby, (Principal)
FluteNancy Clark, (Principal), Emily Smith, Charles Jessup
PiccoloCharles Jessup, (Principal)
OboeRoy Messick, (Principal), Hannah Thurlby
English HornKristin Thurlby, (Principal)
ClarinetCalvin Winkler, (Principal), Ben Murdock
Bass ClarinetAudra Elford
BassoonCarissa Kasper, (Principal), Kailey Peterson
HornJerry Old, Principal, Christian Buller, Conja Summerlin, Daniel Graham
TrumpetDavid Clark, Principal, Tim Gillispie
TromboneBob Wilson, Principal, Michael Anthony Sturm, David Hass
Tuba Jacob Neiman, (Principal)
TimpaniMark Lowry
PercussionBrian Jackson
Harp Devanee Williams, (Principal)
CelestaMark Pretzel


 

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