Local notables will once again fill the dress of the favorite Mother Ginger role in each performance. Each of these local personalities will transform into the larger-than-life character and climb atop a platform into an eight-foot satin skirt, from which the 14 children cast as Bon-Bons will spill out to dance onto the Sugar Plum Fairy’s court.
Making guest performances as Mother Ginger, this year’s production will feature:
December 5, 7:30 pm – Art Acevedo, Chief of Police
December 6, 2:00 pm – Lucy C. Nazro, Head of School St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
December 11, 7:30 pm – Terri Gruca, KVUE News Anchor
December 12, 7:30 pm – Marc Ott, Austin City Manager
December 13, 2:00 pm – Gail Goestenkors, Head Coach of UT Women’s Basketball
December 18, 7:30 pm – Pam LeBlanc, Fitness Writer Austin American‐Statesman
December 19, 2:00 pm – Col. Donald M. MacWillie, Fort Hood Commander of the United
States Army Operational Test Command
7:30 pm – Lee Leffingwell, Mayor of Austin
December 20, 2:00 pm – Terri McCormick, Majic 95 DJ
December 21, 7:30 pm – Sara Hickman, Musician
December 22, 7:30 pm – Robert Barnhart, Film Producer
December 23, 2:00 pm – Rich Segal, News 8 Austin Meteorologist
These Mother Gingers will join other Texas luminaries who have appeared in the beloved comical role of Mother Ginger in years past such as Michael Dell, Lance Armstrong, Governor Ann Richards, Kinky Friedman, and John Paul Dejoria.
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