Guess Who’s Coming for Nutcracker!

Nov 27 2014 | Posted in Blog

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet welcomes 15 special guests to Nutcracker’s cast, who will grace the stage alongside dancers of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Guests include local Winnipeg celebrities and media personalities, as well as Winnipeg’s new Mayor Brian Bowman.

Filbert paid a visit to the Mayor’s office to personally deliver his walk-on role invitation.

Brian Bowman and Filbert. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.
Brian Bowman and Filbert. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.

Doug Speirs vying for the role of a lifetime.

Doug Speirs of the Winnipeg Free Press with Filbert. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.
Doug Speirs of the Winnipeg Free Press with Filbert. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.

When Ron Cantiveros went for a coffee at Second Cup, he had no idea his barista would be Filbert!

Filbert and Ron Cantiveros at Second Cup. Photo credit: Jane Puchniak.
Filbert and Ron Cantiveros at Second Cup. Photo credit: Jane Puchniak.

Beau and Heather couldn’t be more excited to join RWB’s Nutcracker cast!

Filbert with Beau and Heather of BOB FM. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.
Filbert with Beau and Heather of BOB FM. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.

Maria Aragon and Filbert trading music lessons for dance lessons.

Maria Aragon with Filbert. Photo credit: Jane Puchniak.
Maria Aragon with Filbert. Photo credit: Jane Puchniak.

Daria Zmiyiwsky’s ballet lessons are paying off.

Filbert and Daria Zmiyiwsky of the Winnipeg Sun. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.
Filbert and Daria Zmiyiwsky of the Winnipeg Sun. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.

Filbert visited Chrissy Troy at Virgin Radio to personally deliver her Nutcracker walk-on invitation.

Filbert and Chrissy Troy of Virgin Radio. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.
Filbert and Chrissy Troy of Virgin Radio. Photo credit: Maria Neufeld.

2014 Nutcracker Walk On Roles

December 20, 2 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Chrissy Troy, Virgin Radio 103.1 FM

December 20, 7 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Ismaila Alfa, CBC Radio One

December 21, 2 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Doug Speirs, Winnipeg Free Press
Gord LeClerc, CTV
Colleen Bready, CTV

December 22, 7 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Sierra Noble, Musician + Vocalist

December 23, 7 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Beau, 99.9 BOB FM
Heather Prosak, 99.9 BOB FM
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

December 27, 2 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Daria Zmiyiwsky, Winnipeg Sun

December 27, 7 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Ron Cantiveros, Filipino Journal
Maria Aragon, Musician + Vocalist

December 28, 2 PM (—> BUY TICKETS)

Mayor Brian Bowman
Ron Paley, Ron Paley Big Band

Thank you to Nutcracker’s Premier Sponsor Great West Life for generously supporting this production.

“Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition in Winnipeg during its run of over 40 years now,” said Jan Belanger, Vice President of Community Relations, Great-West Life. “Many members of our community have joined the RWB — both on and off the stage — to experience the wonder of the show and the sentiment it brings. We are proud to support this fixture of Winnipeg’s arts community.”