Rob Ford to Appear as Cannon Doll in the Nutcracker this Saturday

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Rob Ford to Appear as Cannon Doll in the Nutcracker this Saturday

Mayor will play a cameo role during the opening performance of the season.

The National Ballet of Canada has just announced the date we have all been waiting to hear about: when our mayor will make his cameo appearance in the Nutcracker. Everyone run and book tickets for this Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m., for that is when His Worship will join in a long Toronto tradition of local figures taking the stage in the annual bit of holiday fun. (For a visual aid, the role he plays can be seen starting at about the 35-second mark in the video above.) Among Ford’s predecessors: former mayors David Miller and Barbara Hall, MP Olivia Chow, city councillors Michael Thompson and Adam Vaughan, Mats Sundin, Margaret Atwood, and Rick Mercer.

In his role, Ford will be “colourfully costumed as [a] Russian Petrouchka doll,” and will “shoot a cannon into the audience to begin the battle scene.”

The jokes, they write themselves.

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