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Kansas City Ballet – Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was transformed into the Land of Sweets for the 24th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball on December 1st. Shelley Zucht served as chairman. Guests enjoyed a performance by the Kansas City Youth Ballet, caroling by the Ginger Frost High School Honors Artists from the Lyric Opera and shopping at the Nutcracker market. After delicious refreshments, face painting and the antics of magicians and jugglers, the pièce de résistance awaited: The Nutcracker, a presentation of the Kansas City Ballet. 

Kristin and Adele Osbern with Claire Brand, Kansas City Ballet board member


The beautiful tablescape


Cita Trice and Laci Brown


(Front row) Alexander Jenkins (as Fritz), Annabelle and Juliana Graham and Alexis Snyder (as Clara) (back row) Tatiana Graham and Zana Lange


Brynn Edwards, Annaston Alt and Adelynn Henderson

Also featured in the January 5, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Don Ipock


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