PHILADELPHIA There will be no tights.
That's the word from Mayor Nutter's office as the mayor prepares for his first appearance with the Pennsylvania Ballet, scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Academy of Music.
The city's 56-year-old chief executive has a one-performance-only role as "The Mayor" in Coppélia, a production described by the company as "ballet's greatest comedy."
Nutter will be on stage about 35 minutes, wearing a dark shirt, dark slacks, a top hat, and a cape, his press secretary, Mark McDonald, said.
"He's not dancing, and he doesn't have a speaking role per se, but he may be greeting and talking to townspeople in the background while things are going on in front of him. That is more or less it," McDonald said.