Toronto Raptors’s Kyle Lowry is among the celebrities to make an appearance in “The Nutcracker” with the National Ballet of Canada, in a Dec. 9, 2019 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Kyle Lowry among celebs to make onstage cameos in ‘The Nutcracker’

Toronto Raptors all-star Kyle Lowry is set to be a pointe guard in “The Nutcracker.”

The NBA champion is among the Canadian celebrities who will grace the stage as ”cannon dolls” in the National Ballet of Canada’s holiday production.

The ballet company enlists notable personalities to make cameo appearances in each show at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

The colourfully costumed characters show up as a cannon goes off to begin the battle scene in the first act, which is set in a winter wonderland in 19th-century Russia.

Other special guests this season include soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Stars lead singer Torquil Campbell and WE co-founder Marc Kielburger.

The lineup also features wheelchair rugby players Cody Caldwell and Mike Whitehead and wheelchair tennis athletes Gillian Cruz and Anne-Marie Dolinar.

Past Cannon Dolls have included Chris Hadfield, Tessa Virtue, Mats Sundin and Doug Gilmour.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 9, 2019.

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