Posted on December 24, 2011 by Presidents Race Fan
For your enjoyment this Christmas weekend, the Washington Nationals released a behind-the-scenes video from the racing presidents’ guest appearance earlier this month in The Washington Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre.
The clip features an interview with director Septime Webre, who praises Thomas Jefferson for his “confident, nuanced artistry,” George Washington for his “virtuosic high kicks,” and Teddy Roosevelt for his “sophisticated” port de bras, but when pressed, he confessed that the hero of San Juan Hill was the most difficult to work with.
“Teddy did throw a diva fit at a moment during rehearsal,” said Webre, “but I had to put him in line.”
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Posted on December 1, 2011 by Presidents Race Fan
The Washington Nationals’ own racing presidents will make a special return guest appearance in The Washington Ballet production of Septime Webre’s “The Nutcracker” at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, December 14.
The Nationals racing presidents in last year's Washington Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" at the Warner Theatre
A Washington tradition, the Webre production stars George Washington as the Nutcracker, and features guest appearances by local celebrities throughout the season.
This will be the second year the presidents have appeared in the classic. This video from Mojo Factory Productions shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse of last year’s appearance, including an impressive arabesque by Abraham Lincoln:
Tickets are available at the historic Warner Theatre Box Office, or via Ticketmaster.
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