2023 Nutcracker Reimagined Cast List

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who auditioned for “The Nutcracker – Reimagined.” Your dedication and talent have truly shone through, making the selection process both inspiring and challenging. With great excitement, we are proud to announce the amazing cast list. Each one of you has showcased remarkable abilities, and after careful consideration, we firmly believe that this ensemble will create an unforgettable and captivating show. We hope you embrace the roles with enthusiasm, and we eagerly anticipate the magic you will bring to the stage. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey, and trusting our vision and decisions! We look forward to seeing your exceptional performances!

-Nutcracker Director Team

Clara – Claire Comon

Nutcracker – Nathaniel Williams

Mouse King – Benton Cooley

Maid – Deann Williams

Fritz – Christian Caliendo

Sugar Plum Fairy – Rebecca Scott

Snow Queen – Kayla Spencer (Understudy- Anna Hendershot)

Dew Drop – Mae Cooley ( Understudy- Sydney Pierce)

Spanish Hot Chocolate Queens – Sophia Williams, Emmie Cooley

Spanish Chocolate – Anna Hendershot, Sydney Pierce, Reece Victor, Rachel Weinstein

Arabian Coffee – Megan Bowen, Lucy Bowen (Understudy- Maya Bowman)

Arabian Coffee Bean – Evolet Ray

Chinese Tea – Giselle Decker, Olive Evans, Karli Pierce (Understudy- Emerson Owens)

Ballerina Doll – Nona Rudolph (Understudy- Ella Schwenn)

Mouse King Doll – Meagan Steadman

Lead Battle Mouse – Bella Caruso

Lead Battle Soldier – Emmie Cooley

Gingerettes – Rachel Weinstein, Lyndie Cooley, Paige Tinney

Singing Gingersnaps – Adelynn Bluth, Timmerie Bigler, Lyla Rodriguez

Mother Ginger – Shelley Van Shaar

Clara’s Best Friends – Brynlee Victor, MJ Millar

Clara’s Mother and Father – Andrea Pierce, Ryan Pierce

Party Girls – Timmerie Bigler, Lyla Rodriguez, Lila Harris, Camryn Neilson, Elliot Moffitt, Adelynn Bluth, Olivia Kriznauski, Madison Brown, Avery Brown, Shelise Miller

Snow Sprites (en pointe) – May be added after further evaluation

“What Sweeter Music” -Brooke Mower, Evie Bowden, Natalie Valdez, Kelsey Coulter, Megan Postert, Peyton Young, Kayla Spencer

(Understudy – Megan Bowen/Baylee Romney)


Waltz Of The Flowers – SPARK & IGNITE

Mice & Soldiers –  HIP HOP CREW

Russian Peppermint – SR. TAP CO

Party Guests – JR. TAP CO

Reed Flutes – FUSION & POWER

Plum Fairies – VIBE


Party Carolers – RESONATE


“Nutcracker Reimagined” Takes the Stage!

December 7, 8 & 9

All performances will be held at Combs Performing Arts Center – 2505 E Germann Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Story Overview

A modern spin on a beloved classic, “The Nutcracker: Reimagined” tells the familiar tale of Clara’s journey to the Land of Sweets. Meet hilarious characters, old and new, and become enchanted by this new take on a holiday treasure.

It’s Christmas Eve, and the Stahlbaum house is buzzing with excitement. Clara can feel the magic in the air. Drosselmeyer is coming again this year, with even more magic up his sleeve than usual.  Join Clara as she learns about the Nutcracker Prince, braves a battle against the Mouse King, journeys through the Snow Forest to the enchanting Land of Sweets, meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and uncovers the magic of being true to herself.