Nevada Ballet Theatre Gives Local Celebrities a ‘Sleigh Ride’ in Annual Nutcracker Production

December 15, 2008 by  

Nevada Ballet Theatre is pleased to announce the appearance of celebrity guests who will take part in its annual holiday production of The Nutcracker! Since 1981, Nevada Ballet Theatre’s version of this beloved ballet has been captivating local audiences each holiday season. This year, to add to the excitement, the company has gathered some of Las Vegas’ favorite people – from news anchors to entertainers, these V.I.P.’s are getting on board for a very, merry, “sleigh ride!”

Nevada Ballet Theatre’s celebrity guests include:

  • Clint Holmes ~ Wednesday, December 17 at 8 pm
  • Mary Wilson (Formerly of The Supremes) ~ Thursday, December 18 at 8 pm
  • Rita Rudner ~ Friday, December 19 at 8 pm
  • Robin Leach ~ Sunday, December 21 at 4:30 pm
  • Trent Carlini, “The Dream King” ~ Tuesday, December 23 at 8 pm
  • Kim & Dana Wagner, “Wake up with the Wagners” ~ Wednesday, December 24 at 1 pm
  • Norm Clarke ~ Sunday, December 28 at 1 pm

This annual production, staged by Ballet Mistress Clarice Geissel-Rathers, with original choreography by Bruce Steivel, will be presented on Wednesday, December 17 through Sunday, December 28, 2008 at UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Call (702) 895-ARTS (2787) or visit to reserve your Nutcracker seats. Tickets are available from $22.50 on select dates for phone and box office orders.

In addition to celebrity guests, Nevada Ballet Theatre will offer a special holiday boutique complete with Nutcrackers and other holiday treasures. And to make this year’s production even merrier, the beautiful dancers from the “Snow Scene” will be on-hand to pose for photos available for purchase during intermission!

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