My other favorites were the Chinese Man (Why is it that whenever I am completely entranced by one of the characters, it turns out to be Heath Gill under the makeup?) and the Arabian couple. Heath Gill was powerful, precise, and ebullient. This is the first time the Chinese Man was
not upstaged by the eyelash-batting dragon. Alessa Rogers and Christian Clark were sensual and seductive as the Arabian couple, and they were the favorites of the opening night audience.
“The Nutcracker” will run through December 28, but don’t wait too long to order your tickets. This ballet should be a sellout.