Nutter to join cast of Pa. Ballet this weekend

Nutter: Cast your ballet.
Nutter: Cast your ballet.
Posted: March 16, 2014

DON'T EXPECT to see Mayor Nutter in tights and ballet slippers when he makes a one-time walk-on appearance at the Pennsylvania Ballet tomorrow.

Hizzoner will be joining the cast of "Coppelia!" for a matinee performance at the Academy of Music.

Nutter press secretary Mark McDonald said that for 30 to 35 minutes, and for one performance only, Nutter will appear on stage in a nonspeaking role as "the mayor."

He'll greet villagers gathering in a 19th-century village square as they meet a mysterious toymaker who names his doll "Coppelia."

"From time to time, the mayor is asked to participate in artistic events," said McDonald.

"The Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the city's very finest artistic companies. He will not be dancing, nor will he be in tights. He'll be wearing a hat, a cape and in a dark shirt and pants.

"It's to show support for one of the city's vital artistic institutions."


" @RuffTuffDH

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