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Nutcracker & Concerto Dress Rehearsal Info

(Nutcracker & Concerto performance order at the bottom)

CAST COLORS (Red and Green)

The Red and Green cast color designations are for company/ensemble dances. Your dancer knows which cast they are in. (Auditioned parts are designated Red, Green, or Red/Green Auditioned Parts…your performer knows which they are.)

PERFORMANCE INFO: RED CAST

  • Fri, Dec 6, 7pm with Concerto
  • Sat, Dec 7, 2pm
  • Sun, Dec 8, 5pm

GREEN CAST

  • Thurs, Dec 5, 6pm
  • Sat, Dec 7, 7pm with Concerto
  • Sun, Dec 8, 1pm

REHEARSAL TIMES AND SCHEDULE

NUTCRACKER REHEARSAL (auditioned parts only)

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2019

1pm – 3:30pm – PARTY SCENE / DREAM SCENE / PAS DE DUEX

Dr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, Drosselmeyer, Nephew, Clara, Clara’s Friends, Fritz, Sr. Maid, Junior Maids, Butler, Doll, Cats, Kitten, Jester & Dream Fairy

3:30pm – 4:00pm – OVERTURE

All Overture Parts

4pm – 6:30pm – ACT 2

Arch Angels, Head-Handmaiden & Handmaidens, Snow Queen, Rose Queen, Sugar Plum, Dream Fairy, Clara, Prince, Drosselmeyer & 2 x 2s

 
 

NUTCRACKER REHEARSAL (all performers)

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1st, 2019 

 

Hair required, but makeup optional. MANDATORY FOR ALL DANCERS.

FIGHT SCENE: 9:30am-10:15am

Aurora, Coppelia and Clara (NO COSTUME)

Rest of Act 1 – Arrive by 10:30AM.  Ready to dance at 11AM.

  • 11am-12pm: Green Cast and Green Auditioned Parts (in costume) 11-12pm 
  • 12pm-1pm: Red Cast (no costume) and Red/Green Auditioned Parts (in costume) 
  • 1-2pm (if time): Red Cast (no costume)/Red Auditioned Parts (in costume) 1-2pm 

2:30pm – Act 2 – Arrive.  Ready to dance at 3pm.

  • 3-4pm: Green Cast/ Green Auditioned Parts (in costume)  
  • 4-5pm: Red Cast (no costume)/ Red/Green Auditioned Parts (in costume) 
  • 5-6pm (if time): Red Cast (no costume)/Red Auditioned Parts (in costume) 

MONDAY

Dec 2 CAMPOLINDO 

(please wear tan cami as we may not have use of multi-use room to change) 

CONCERTO

Hair and makeup required – no ringlets

3:30pm: PRODUCTION DANCERS ONLY. Ready to dance on arrival.

3:45pm: Rest of CONCERTO arrival.  4:15pm: Rest of CONCERTO Ready to dance

  • 4:15-5:15pm: Green Cast  (in concerto costume)/Red Cast (no costume)

For split casts we will run Green 1st and Red immediately after

  • 5:15pm: DINNER BREAK 

 

Full Dress Rehearsal of Nutcracker.  ALL NUTCRACKER PARTICIPANTS 

Hair and make up required – no ringlets. 

  • 5:15pm: Arrival Act 1 of Nutcracker
  • 5:45pm: Act 1 – Ready to dance.  
  • 5:45-7:00pm Red Cast and Red Auditioned Parts (in costume)/Green Cast (no costume)/and Red/Green Auditioned Parts (no costume)
  • 6:30pm: Arrival Act 2 of Nutcracker
  • 7:00pm  Act 2 – Ready to dance 
  • 7pm-9pm – Red Cast and Red Auditioned Parts (in Costume)
  • Daisy “Angels” and Rose “Bon Bons”  Green Cast (no costume) to run immediately after Red Angels and Bon Bons run.   
  • Red/Green Arch Angels (no costume if shared);  Green Cast (no costume), and Red/Green Auditioned Parts (no Costume)

(We will be SKIPPING the Angels and Bon Bons in the Green Cast run)

Finish by 9:00 (We aim to be earlier but this is a working rehearsal!) 

(younger dancers will be released earlier, as soon as both casts have rehearsed their piece)

TUESDAY DEC 3 CAMPOLINDO

Hair and makeup required, NO RINGLETS

Full Dress Rehearsal of Nutcracker.  ALL NUTCRACKER PARTICIPANTS – NO CONCERTO. 

3:30: Act 1. Arrival of Act 1 of Nutcracker.  4pm: Act 1 Ready to dance 

  • 4:00-5:30pm: Green Cast /Green Auditioned Parts (in Costume); Red Cast (no costume)
  • Red/Green Auditioned Parts (in costume)
  • (if time): Red Auditioned Parts Only (no costume) 

5:30pm: Dinner Break 

5:30pm: Act 2 Arrival.  6:00pm: Ready to dance

  • 6:00pm: Green Cast /Green Auditioned Parts (in costume)
  • Daisy “Angels” and Rose “Bon Bons”  Red Cast (no costume) to run immediately after Green Angels and Bon Bons run 
  • Red/Green Arch Angels (in costume) 
  • Red Cast (no costume)
  • Red/Green Auditioned Parts (in costume)

(We will be SKIPPING the Angels and Bon Bons in the Red Cast run)

  • (if time): Red Auditioned Parts Only (no costume)

(younger dancers will be released earlier, as soon as both casts have rehearsed their piece)

“Ready to Dance” times are when rehearsal actually begins. You must be ready to dance at that time. Performers should plan to be present 30 minutes before the rehearsal in order to costume and prepare. We understand that there are students who are dismissed from school later and are unable to ask for an early dismissal. Please arrive as quickly as possible, and do your hair and makeup in the car if possible.

We will do the best we can to be on time as much as possible, but this is a rehearsal, and can be unpredictable. We have far fewer required rehearsals than any other NUTCRACKER. Please understand if we are running somewhat off schedule!

Please make note of this very important information. Even if your dancer is not in costume, they need to remain in the rehearsal location paying close attention. There may be staging or spacing changes…..lots of things can be adjusted. We will dismiss your complete group when they are all finished for the day.

COSTUMES, HAIR AND MAKEUP

  • Costumes:  The in-costume schedule for the rehearsals is specified above.  All other dancers should be in dancewear (leotard, tights, ballet shoes).
  • Hair and Make up:  Proper hair for the Sunday rehearsal, but make-up is optional.  Proper hair and full make-up for Monday and Tuesday rehearsal, except no ringlets or curls needed for those rehearsals (see note below).
  • Ringlets and Curls: Ringlets and curls are needed for dancers that require them on Sunday, but not on Monday or Tuesday because we understand most dancers will be coming straight from school. Dancers requiring ringlets and curls must have all hair in front of the ears pulled back into a half ponytail (we call it “half up/half down”). The ponytail should have a piece of the dancer’s hair from underneath the ponytail wrapped around the hair elastic, then bobby pinned in place, so that all you see is the dancer’s hair.  If you do not know how to do it, ask any mom who already has done them.  You’ll soon be an expert!

FOOD AND DRINK

NO FOOD OR DRINK OTHER THAN CLEAR WATER ALLOWED IN: ANY STUDIO, IN THE THEATER OR THEATER DRESSING ROOM, OR WHILE WEARING ANY COSTUME. CAMPOLINDO DOES NOT ALLOW FOOD OR DRINK IN ANY THEATER AREA (but food is allowed in the multi-use room [main dressing room], as long as not consumed in costume).

DRESSING ROOMS

At CAPA: For the rehearsal at CAPA (Sunday)

  • All Daisy, Rose, Poppy and Aurora dress in Studio B.
  • Violet, Coppelia, Sylphide, Kirov, Paquita, Kitri dancers dress in Studio C.
  • Junior Ballet, Senior Ballet and Senior Ensemble dancers dress in Studio D.
  • Men and Boys dress in Men’s Dressing Room in back parking lot.
  • Please, NO HARD SOLED SHOES ALLOWED IN ANY STUDIO

At Campolindo for both Rehearsals and Shows

  • Junior and senior ballet companies and ensembles, plus Clara and Clara’s friends, dress in the dressing room backstage. This backstage dressing room is reserved for these dancers only and must remain quiet.
  • All other female dancers dress in the Campo multi-purpose room, except for MONDAY rehearsal when we will not have use of the multi room and will need to use the Theater lobby as the dressing room – all dancers dressing in the Theater lobby will need to wear a tan camisole leotard.
  • Men and boys will have a dressing room set up for them in a pop up tent outside the multi-purpose room for the rehearsals and shows.
  • Quick Changes: Female dancers with quick changes of less than two dances/three minutes may make those changes in the designated Quick Change Area adjacent to the backstage dressing room (and NOT in the backstage dressing room), but must obtain a quick change pass (contact Meredith at meredithpeterson@meredothpetersonhomes.com), and return to the multi-purpose dressing room for other changes.

NUTCRACKER DANCE ORDER

Act 1

  • · Overture
  • · Senior Maid and Butler
  • · Junior Maids
  • · Party scene: Dr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum, Clara and Fritz, Party Guests (Senior Ensemble, Party Men, Poppy Ensemble), Drosselmeyer and Prince
  • · Ladies (Senior ensemble)
  • · Children (Poppy ensemble)
  • · Cats and Kitten
  • · Big Doll
  • · Jester
  • · Clara and Fritz
  • · Clara’s Variation
  • · Clara’s Friends
  • · Ladies (Senior ensemble) and gentlemen
  • · Dream Scene: Clara, Dream Fairy, Fritz, Cats, Big Doll, Dream Friends, Clock Mice
  • · Dolls (Sylphide company, Clara and Dream Fairy)
  • · Fight Scene: (Aurora and Coppelia company, Clara, Dream Fairy, Prince, Mouse King)
  • · Pas de Deux
  • · Snow Queen and Snow (Senior ballet company, Clara and Prince)

· Act 2

  • · Arch Angels
  • · Sugar Spun Angels (Daisy ensemble)
  • · Head Handmaiden and Handmaidens
  • · Sugar Plum Fairy
  • · Two by Twos
  • · Spanish (Paquita company)
  • · Arabian (Senior ensemble)
  • · Chinese (Kirov company)
  • · Mirlitons (Kitri company)
  • · Mother Bon Bon and Bon Bons (Rose ensemble)
  • · Rose Queen and Waltz of the Flowers (Senior Ballet)
  • · Sugar Plum Variation
  • · Sugar Plum Fairy, Rose Queen and Snow Queen Coda
  • · Grand Waltz Finale

CONCERTO ORDER

  • CONCERTO ORDER
    • Production – The Wiz
    • Daisy – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (split cast, Fri-Red; Sat-Green)
    • Rose Ensemble – Suzy Snowflake (split cast, Fri-Red; Sat-Green)
    • Junior Ensemble – Holiday Wonder
    • Poppy Ensemble – Jingle Bell Rock (split cast, Fri-Red; Sat-Green)
    • Senior Tap – Merry Christmas Baby
    • Iris Ensemble – Imagined Oceans
    • Violet Ensemble – We Need a Little Christmas (split cast, Fri-Red; Sat-Green)
    • Lilac Ensemble – Spirit
    • Calla Ensemble – Carol of the Bells
    • Senior Ensemble – The Promise of  Shadows