Joe Barlow becomes ‘Mother Ginger’ for Nutcracker performance

AUSTIN (KXAN/KNVA) — It’s the 54th year of an Austin holiday tradition.

Ballet Austin was the first company in Texas to perform “The Nutcracker” in full.

Over the years a tradition developed where local “celebrities” were given a cameo in the show.

Past participants include Ann Richards, Lance Armstrong, and Robert Rodriguez.

Now we can add Joe Barlow to the list.

Watch the video above for more about this role and to see Joe’s performance.

Click here to buy tickets. See the 2016 Mother Gingers below.

Charles A. Phillips
Austinite, Manhattanite, Socialite
Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Kat Hursley
Stylist, Owner of KathurselyStyle
Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.

Joe Barlow
The CW Austin Entertainment Reporter
Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Gary Gibbs, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Texas Commission on the Arts
Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.

Rich Cleary
Business Director, the 3M Company
Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Tom Noonan
President & CEO, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.

Allison Miller
CBS Austin This Morning Anchor
Friday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Col. (P) John C. Ulrich
Commander, U.S. Army Operational Test Command
Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m.

Amanda Salinas
News Anchor, FOX7
Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m

Natasa Valocchi
Philanthropist
Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m.

Joe Loiacono
Loiacono Law Group PLLC
Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Cory Baker
CEO, the Long Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m.

Quevette Terrell
2015 Austin ISD Teacher of the Year
Thursday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.

Kathie Tovo
Mayor Pro Tem and City Council Member District 9
Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.

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