October 31, 2014

Sugar Plum Tea

 

In their first effort, the new City Hearts Junior Board held a “Sugar Plum Tea Party” fundraiser featuring dancers from this year’s Topanga “Nutcracker” ballet.

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(Right) Young tea attendees had their own special table complete with personalized place cards. (L-R) Viktoria Balbin, Leila Iredell and Tessa Greene.



PHOTOS BY KATIE DALSEMER, MESSENGER, 2012©

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Young tea attendees were lucky enough to have some of The Topanga Nutcracker’s dancers serve them treats.



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Mollyann Davis (L) introduced some of the members of the City Hearts Junior Board who already understand the value of being of service to the non-profit children’s art organization. (L-R) Saisha Brody, Amelia Lampard, Leah Duff Gutentag and Amalia Astin.



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Saisha Brody was lovely en pointe in front of a spellbound audience.



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Mai and Scott Sykes seen here with daughter Augusta (R) and family friend Gracie Williams (L) lent their stunning home for The Sugar Plum Tea.



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Dancers and members of the City Hearts Junior Board showed-off donations made by Trader Joes. (L-R) Amelia Lampard, Eryk Escobar, Jordan Michaelson, Saisha Brody, Nutcracker artistic director and City Hearts founder, Sherry Jason and Jr. Board Coordinator Mollyann Davis.



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Before the performance, cast members invited audience members to be part of the rehearsal hijinks.



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Mollyann Davis who played the Sugar Plum Fairy dances en pointe in front of an appreciative audience.



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Face painter Natalie Rasdall worked magic on Catalina Brody.



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Alessandra Murray couldn’t wait to dive into some delectable treats.



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Mollyann Davis (L) with Amelia Lampard (R) talked about the VIP Nutcracker Package in the silent auction.



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Little guests at the tea (L-R) Viktoria Balbin, Leila Iredell and Tessa Greene were lucky enough to have some of the Nutcracker cast serve them treats (Back L-R) Amelia Lampard, Jordan Michaelson, Mollyann Davis, Saisha Brody and Eryk Escobar.



Sugar Plum Tea

One of the highlights of the mini showcase of Nutcracker scenes was audience participation at the end of the performance.