Nutcracker costume info

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  • The Minnesota Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

    Congratulations on your hard work and being chosen to be a dancer in “The Nutcracker.”

    BASIC DRESS

    Boys:     Party Scene –       White t-shirts, white tights, black shoes.

    Mother Ginger and Soldiers – Black tights and black jazz shoes.

    Mice-                     Pink tights and pink shoes.

    Girls:     Party Scene –       White tights and light colored, thin strap leotards for young girls.

    Pink tights and thin straps leotards for older girls.

    Pink ballet shoes or pointe shoes.

    Pink ribbons to be sewn on both ballet shoes and pointe shoes.

    Geishas-                Pink tights and pointe shoes.

    Spanish-                Black semi-opaque tights and black character heels.

    Choir Leader-     Black tights and black character heels.

    Choir Children- Pink tights pink ballet shoes.

    Society Girl-        Pink tights and character heels.

    Teen Girl-            Pink tights and character heels.

    Chesnut Vendor Children- Black tights and black jazz or ballet shoes.

    Street Urchins-  Black tights and black jazz or ballet shoes.

    Mother Ginger and Soldiers – Black tights and black jazz shoes.

    Mice-                     Pink tights and pink shoes.

    SHOES: Mother Ginger, Mice and Soldiers – A limited amount of shoes are available to check out.

    Please let us know on sign-up sheet.

    NO FINGERNAIL POLISH OR JEWELRY OF ANY KIND FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN.

    Spanish and Snow may wear small pearl or rhinestone earrings (posts), no hoops or any dangles. Cover

    piercings with a Band-Aid  if ears are newly pierced.

    MAKEUP AND HAIR SHOULD BE DONE AT HOME. AT THE THEATRE, ONLY TOUCH-UPS.

    The exception being Geishas, which may require application of base and makeup at the theatre. Instructions

    will be provided.

    MAKEUP GUIDELINES

    General Makeup:               No base on younger children.

    Blond children may define eyes and eyebrows a little.

    All children should apply lipstick in a pink shade.

    Carolers use lots of blush on cheeks and noses.

    Geishas to bring a true red thin lip liner pencil and a thin black eyeliner

    pencil to supplement stage makeup. White base paint to be provided.

    Older girls should use a darker shade of pink. Party girls (including

    Clara), Spanish and Snow may use more makeup.

    HAIR:

    All girls (except Party girls): Should have their hair in tight buns. No bangs or wisps of hair on

    face. Only hairnets and hair pins should be used in the bair.

    Snow, Mice, Mother Ginger, Carolers – Regular buns.

    Spanish and Soldiers – Higher buns.

    Geishas – Pin curls in locations noted on instruction sheet. Back of hair gathered and secured flat

    against the head.

    Party Scene – Hair pulled back on sides and curled in long ringlets.

    Boys:     Hair should be parted and sprayed or gelled.

     

    ARRIVAL

    Be prompt, but DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES AHEAD OF SCHEDULED TIME to

    allow for chaperones to be in attendance. Upon arrival, go directly to the room you are assigned in. Bring

    games, videos games, and/or homework to occupy yourself while not on stage.

    COSTUME FITTINGS will take place as scheduled. You are asked to hang up and care for your costumes.

    NO FOOD IN DRESSING ROOMS OR EATING WHILE IN COSTUME. Only water bottles allowed.

    An area for eating will be provided in the halls. Otherwise you are expected to be in your dressing rooms.

    Cameras may be brought but may be used only when taking pictures does not interfere with the show.

    ONLY PARENTS WORKING AT THE PERFORMANCES SHOULD BE BACKSTAGE DURING

    SHOWS!