American Ballet Theatre’s WHIPPED CREAM

Attention, foodies and artists! There is a new delicious show in town – American Ballet Theatre (ABT)’s newest production, WHIPPED CREAM, will be performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for their World Premiere! Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence, Alexei Ratmansky, with sets and costumes by pop-surrealist, Mark Ryden, this whimsical and inventive premiere tells the story of a young boy who overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To help him break away from his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, along with Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and marching Marzipan which concludes in a festive celebration! WHIPPED CREAM is based on Schlagobers, a two-act ballet with libretto and score by Richard Strauss, that was first performed at the Vienna State Opera in 1924.


“I am so very intrigued by this unique story and the approach Alexei and Mark are taking,” said Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director. “The combination of fantasy and surrealism will prove something dreamlike from both of them.”



March 15 – 19, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the ArtsSegerstrom Hall600 Town Center DriveCosta Mesa, CA(714)

Tickets: Start at $29 In person

There will be seven performances March 15 – 19, 2017 in Segerstrom Hall. A free Preview Talk will be given one hour prior to each performance. The Center offers many services for patrons with disabilities including removable wheelchair locations, binoculars and assistive listening devices. To learn more, please visit Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change.


Updated Principal Casting for Whipped Cream at Segerstrom Center the Arts As of March 8, 2017. Artists and program are subject to change.

  • Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 PM: Daniil Simkin (The Boy) Stella Abrera (Princess Tea Flower) David Hallberg (Prince Coffee) Sarah Lane (Princess Praline)
  • Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 PM: Herman Cornejo* (The Boy) Hee Seo* (Princess Tea Flower) Cory Stearns* (Prince Coffee) Cassandra Trenary* (Princess Praline)
  • Friday, March 17 at 7:30 PM: Jeffrey Cirio* (The Boy) Isabella Boylston* (Princess Tea Flower) Alban Lendorf* (Prince Coffee) Skylar Brandt* (Princess Praline)
  • Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 PM: Daniil Simkin (The Boy) Gillian Murphy* (Princess Tea Flower) James Whiteside* (Prince Coffee) Sarah Lane (Princess Praline)
  • Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 PM: Herman Cornejo (The Boy) Hee Seo (Princess Tea Flower) Cory Stearns (Prince Coffee) Cassandra Trenary (Princess Praline)
  • Sunday, March 19 at 1:00 PM: Jeffrey Cirio (The Boy) Isabella Boylston (Princess Tea Flower) Alban Lendorf (Prince Coffee) Skylar Brandt (Princess Praline)
  • Sunday, March 19 at 6:30 PM: Daniil Simkin (The Boy) Stella Abrera (Princess Tea Flower) David Hallberg (Prince Coffee) Sarah Lane (Princess Praline)

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