2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry Debuts as a Cannon Doll in The Nutcracker

Lineup Includes Paralympians, Stars Lead Singer and WE Co-Founder
 
9 décembre 2019... Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada today announced the 2019/20 season lineup of Cannon Dolls for The Nutcracker. 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors' Guard Kyle Lowry makes his debut as a Cannon Doll in The Nutcracker on 19 décembre at 19:00.
 
Joining the National Ballet onstage as Cannon Dolls this season are Paralympians Cody Caldwell and Mike Whitehead from Team Canada, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis Athletes Gillian Cruz and Anne-Marie Dolinar from Team Ontario, Stars Lead Singer Torquil Campbell, Co-Founder of WE Marc Kielburger, Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Comedian Candy Palmater, Author Jesse Thistle and Host of Mary's Kitchen Crush Mary Berg.
 
Celebrity walk-on roles are a long-standing tradition with Nutcrackers all over the world. In the National Ballet’s production, the cameo roles are Cannon Dolls, colourfully costumed Russian Petrouchka dolls who shoot a cannon into the audience in Act I. To date, the National Ballet has invited 1 080 Canadian luminaries and personalities to appear onstage in the coveted roles.
 
Past Cannon Dolls have included Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater Tessa Virtue, Actress Sarah Gadon, members of ARKELLS, Comedian Rick Mercer, Author Emma Donoghue, Musician Brendan Canning, NDP Party Leader Andrea Horwath, Former Mayor of Toronto Barbara Hall and Mayor of Toronto John Tory.

This season’s Cannon Dolls:
11 décembre at 19:00
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Co-Founder of WE Marc Kielburger and CEO of ME to WE Roxanne Joyal
 
12 décembre at 19:00
Wheelchair Tennis Athletes Gillian Cruz and Anne-Marie Dolinar, Team Ontario, Ontario Para Network
 
13 décembre at 19:00  
Soprano Measha Brueggergosman
 
14 décembre at 14:00
Author, Keynote Speaker and Television Host Amber Mac
 
14 décembre at 19:00  
Blog TO Video Host and Producer Deepa Prashad
 
15 décembre at 13:00  
CBC Toronto and Here and Now Meteorologist Colette Kennedy
 
15 décembre at 17:30  
Singer and Actor Tyler Shaw
 
17 décembre at 19:00  
Afternoon Drive Announcer on 98,1 CHFI, Darren Osborne and Announcer on 98,1 CHFI Sarah Bartok
 
19 décembre at 19:00  
Toronto Raptors’ Guard Kyle Lowry
 
20 décembre at 19:00 
Greta Constantine Founders and Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong
 
22 décembre at 13:00  
Author of Kitchen Party and Host of Mary's Kitchen Crush Mary Berg  
 
22 décembre at 17:30  
Canadian Pole Vault Athlete Alysha Newman
 
24 décembre at 13:00  
Comedian and Broadcaster Candy Palmater
 
27 décembre at 13:00 
Author Terry Fallis

28 décembre at 13:00  
Sportsnet Hosts Caroline Cameron and Danielle Michaud
 
28 décembre at 17:30  
Maclean’s Editor-in-Chief Alison Uncles 
 
29 décembre at 13:00  
CBC Entertainment Reporter and Film Critic Eli Glasner 
 
29 décembre at 17:30  
Author Jesse Thistle
 
31 décembre at 13:00  
Paralympians Cody Caldwell and Mike Whitehead, Team Canada, Wheelchair Rugby Canada and Ontario Para Network
 
3 janvier at 14:00  
Stars Lead Singer Torquil Campbell and Writer of “STARS: Forever” Zack Russell
 
3 janvier at 19:00  
Host of CBC World Report Nil Köksal and Host, CBC The World This Hour, Joe Cummings
 
4 janvier at 17:30  
Television personalities Mike Holmes Jr. and Lisa Marie Holmes
 
The Nutcracker is choreographed by James Kudelka with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, set and costume design by Santo Loquasto and lighting design by Jennifer Tipton.
 
Nutcracker Story Time begins 45 minutes prior to every performance in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
 
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TD Bank Group presents The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lawrence and Ann Heisey and an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.

L’Heure du conte Casse-noisette est commanditée par le Groupe Banque TD.

Share the Magic is sponsored by Sun Life and generously underwritten by Ada Slaight.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada – Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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