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Rob Ford chosen to cameo in The Nutcracker ballet (cue last-minute cottage vacation)

Rob Ford chosen to cameo in The Nutcracker ballet (cue last-minute cottage vacation)

Every year the National Ballet of Canada works a celebrity cameo into its performance of The Nutcracker, and this Christmas, Rob Ford takes a turn in the role.

In the climactic battle scene of the renowned ballet, two outlandishly dressed dolls fire a cannon filled with confetti into the audience, and the mayor gets to choose whether he plays the timid or excited doll, as well as who plays his partner (naturally, we can’t think of a better pairing than a battle-ready Marg Delahunty alongside a cowering Ford). Given his extensive theatrical experience, Ford was an obvious choice for the part: he had a riveting cameo in a Thomas the Tank Engine live show earlier this year and a role in a school performance of The Princess and the Pea. Previous celebrity cameos include performances from former mayor David Miller, former Leafs captain Mats Sundin and Metro Morning host Matt Galloway. We just hope the good mayor shows up—we all know what happened the last time he was invited to something that featured outlandish dress. Read the entire story [Toronto Sun] »

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