Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER

The theatre at New Village Arts was packed on November 29, 2014 with eager eyes waiting for the West Coast Premiere of The House Theatre of Chicago's THE NUTCRACKER. The fresh take on the holiday classic is directed by Kristianne Kurner, featuring choreography by Colleen Kollar Smith and Musical Direction from Cris O'Bryon. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

A new spin on the holiday classic centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas with the help of a magical nutcracker. This modern production weaves together magic, original song and spellbinding spectacle -- fit for the whole family!

The cast features Steve Froehlich as David, Rin Ehlers Sheldon as Martha, David Macy-Beckwith as Uncle Erich/Teddy, Edred Utomi as Frtiz, Shaun Tuazon Martin as Monkey, Brian Butler as Hugo, Jennifer Paredes as Phoebe, Michael Parrott as Scary Rat, Amanda Morrow as Quite Scary Rat, Justin Tuazon Martin as Really Quite Scary Rat, & Abby DeSpain as Clara.

Parents, are you interested in bringing your kids to the show? Check out the Parents' Guide. Tickets available online at www.newvillagearts.org, by visiting the Box Office, or by calling 760.433.3245.

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Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
The cast of THE NUTCRACKER

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
David Macy-Beckwith as Uncle Erich dances with Abby DeSpain as Clara

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
The cast of THE NUTCRACKER

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Abby DeSpain as Clara

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Abby DeSpain as Clara and Company

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Rin Ehlers Sheldon as Martha and Steve Froehlich as David

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Jennifer Paredes as Phoebe, BrIan Butler as Hugo, Edred Utomi as Fritz, and Shaun Tuazon Martin as Monkey

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Abby DeSpain as Clara and Company

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
The cast of THE NUTCRACKER

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Abby DeSpain as Clara and Company

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
The cast of THE NUTCRACKER

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
The cast of THE NUTCRACKER

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Abby DeSpain as Clara

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Amanda Morrow as Quite Scary Rat, Justin Tuazon Martin as Really Quite Scary Rat, and Michael Parrot as Scary Rat

Photo Flash: First Look at New Village Arts' West Coast Premiere of THE NUTCRACKER
Shaun Tuazon Martin, BrIan Butler, Justin Tuazon Martin, Amanda Morrow, Rin Ehlers Sheldon, Abby DeSpain, Edred Utomi, Jennifer Paredes, Michael Parrot, Steve Froehlich, and David Macy Beckwith



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