Local chocolatier to perform with RWB

Constance Menzies set for cameo role in Nutcracker


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One local entrepreneur is excited to be taking to the stage of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet this holiday season.

Constance Menzies, a.k.a. Chocolatier Constance Popp, is among this year’s celebrity guests scheduled for a walk-on, cameo role in RWB’s Nutcracker. The classic holiday favourite will be returning to the Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St.) from Sat., Dec. 19 to Mon., Dec. 28. Menzies is slated to appear during the opening night performance at 7 p.m.

The show will include Tchaikovsky’s traditional holiday score, performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and feature RWB’s dancers. Organizers say the performances will include endearing Canadian scenes including a snowy pond hockey game and a scene on parliament Hill, as well as 13 polar bears.

Supplied photo Constance Menzies, pictured with Filbert the Bear, has a cameo role in RWB’s production of Nutcracker on Dec. 19.

To enhance the collaboration factor and celebrate the festive spirit, Menzies told The Lance she will be selling chocolate nutcrackers at her St. Boniface-based shop and during the performances.

“As we at Chocolatier Constance Popp love the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and this cherished ballet, Nutcracker, I am super thrilled to be a special guest with the ballet on opening night,” Menzies said.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 204-956-2792 or 1-800-667-4792 (toll free), or by visiting the RWB’s customer service office at 380 Graham Ave. Group discounts are also available for parties of 10 or more. For more information about RWB, go online at

Chocolatier Constance Popp is located at 180 Provencher Blvd. To learn more, visit
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Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller
Community Journalist

Simon Fuller is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. Email him at or call him at 204-697-7111.

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