SAN ANGELO- The San Angelo Civic Ballet is proud to announce the local notables who will fill the dress of the popular Mother Ginger role in each performance of the 2011 Nutcracker production. Each of these local personalities will transform into the larger-than-life character and climb atop a platform into an 8-foot satin skirt, from which the 10 children will spill out to dance onto the Sugar Plum Fairy's court.

Nutcracker opens this Friday, December 16 and runs for four performances through Sunday, December 18. All performances will take place at Lake View High School Auditorium. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Alexander will play Mother Ginger on Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m.; pediatrician Dr. Hector Acton on Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Mr. Brad Holland, CEO of San Angelo Community Medical Center takes the role on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m.

Tickets to every performance are still available at the Civic Ballet office located at 15 West Beauregard, by phone at 325-653-8877, or online at

Ticket prices are $25 for premium seating, $15 for general seating, and $10 for children, seniors and military general seating. All seats are reserved and will be available at the door if the performance is not sold out.

The San Angelo Civic Ballet's production of the Christmas classic is now in its 28th year. The performance is partially underwritten by Mayfield Paper Company, San Angelo Community Medical Center, Multi-Chem, and Shannon Medical Center. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Ballet's dance classes, tuition assistance program, outreach programs and other season productions. SACB is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to offer high quality dance education and productions to the San Angelo community while reducing barriers that prohibit everyone from experiencing the art of dance.