Washington Nationals Racing Presidents to Perform in Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER, 12/17

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Washington Ballet is pleased to announce a special performance of Septime Webre's The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 17 at 7PM, featuring the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft will take the stage during Act II to perform Frontiersman, choreographed by The Washington Ballet's Artistic Director, Septime Webre.

The Presidents made their Nutcracker debut with The Washington Ballet in 2010. Since then, they've made a special guest appearance every year, performing for one night only.

Webre's patriotic version of The Nutcracker also includes celebrity cameos during the Act 1 Party Scene throughout the ballet's performance run at Warner Theatre. Special guests for each show are announced from the stage before the performance begins.

The Nutcracker will be performed at the historic Warner Theatre December 3-27 and at THEARC Theater in Southeast DC November 28-29.

Warner Theatre: 513 13th Street, Washington, DC 20004

THEARC Theatre: 1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020

Learn more at washingtonballet.org.

About The Washington Ballet: The Washington Ballet (TWB) was originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day and incorporated as a professional company in 1976. The Washington Ballet is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, including Choo San Goh, Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Hans van Manen and Ji?í Kylián, as well as neoclassical masterworks and fresh staging of 19th century classics. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre and Managing Director Arthur Espinoza, Jr., TWB has embraced a three-part mission: ensuring excellence in its professional performance company; growing the next generation of dancers through its Washington School of Ballet; and serving the community in which it resides through robust community engagement programs.

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