Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele will perform off the ice December 30 for a walk-on role in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker.
Scheifele is among 17 chosen Winnipeggers for this year’s Nutcracker walk-on roles.
Walk-on roles are typically reserved for Act 1’s famous Party Scene, but Scheifele’s skating skills will be put to use during the opening scene’s shinny hockey game on a frozen pond.
“The purpose of walk-on roles is to highlight notable members of the Winnipeg community,” said RWB’s artistic director André Lewis. “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm and participation from this year’s walk-on role guests.”
Tickets for the 1 p.m. performance are available starting at $29 for adults and $25 for children at RWB.org, in person through the RWB customer service office at 380 Graham Avenue or by calling (204) 956-2792.
The Nutcracker runs December 22-30 at the Centennial Concert Hall.