School Nutcracker info

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  • The rehearsal schedule for this production is rigorous and mandatory.
    Dancers cannot be in The Nutcracker unless they can commit to
    every Saturday rehearsal through to the production.

    Click here to download the Parental Agreement Form 2017.

    Click here to download the 2017 backstage Nutcracker handbook.

    There will also be evening rehearsals the week of the performance
    beginning Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Some upper-level students may be chosen to go on tour with the Company.

    Students will need a passport to get into Canada. It can take more than six weeks to get a passport, so please make sure your passports are current.

    Our tour dates for The Nutcracker 2017 include:

    Performances, November 14 – 19, 2017: Cedar Falls, IA (departing possibly Tuesday November 14th, returning November 19)

    The Nutcracker will be performed at the DECC Symphony Hall
    7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 8 & Sat., Dec. 9 • 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10

    Fergus Falls, MN:

    December 12 – 17th.

    The rehearsal schedule is rigorous and mandatory.
    Students cannot be in The Nutcracker unless
    they can commit to rehearsals. Please call the Ballet immediately
    about any absolutely unavoidable conflicts with rehearsals.
    Cast members should check in at ALL rehearsals.
    We hope to see you at MINNESOTA BALLET’S Clowns & Others, Friday or Saturday, Oct. 20-21.

    Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule 2017
    REHEARSALS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND TIME ADJUSTMENTS!

    Saturday, November 4TH (Company in rehearsals)
    12:30 – 1:00 STREET SCENE
    1:00 – 1:45 PARTY
    1:45 – 2:30 BATTLE
    2:30 – 3:00 SNOW
    BREAK
    3:15 – 4:30 DIVERTS & FINALE

    Saturday, November 11TH (Company in rehearsals)
    12:30 – 1:30 STREET SCENE / PARTY
    1:30 – 2:20 BATTLE / SNOW
    2:30 – 3:45 ACT II: ALL, Diverts & FINALE

    Saturday, November 18
    12:30–1:30 Snow / Flowers
    1:30–2:00 Street Scene and Final Street Scene, Street Scene cast dismissed at 2:00
    2:00–3:00 Party Scene
    3:00–4:00 Battle Scene
    4:00–5:00 Act II – ALL, Dances (including Gingerbread), FINALE

    Tuesday, November 21 – Rehearsal will be held at the Board of Trade Studio.
    THIS REHEARSAL CANNOT BE MISSED!
    5:00–5:45 Warm-up (Ballet IV-VII)
    5:45–6:45 Act I
    6:45–7:30 Act II (including finale street scene). We may finish rehearsals early.
    Saturday, December 2 (Company in Rehearsals)
    12:30–1:15 Street Scene / Party Scene
    1:15–2:00 Battle Scene / Snow
    2:00–2:10 BREAK
    2:10–3:30 Act II – ALL, Dances (including Gingerbread), FINALE, Final Street Scene

    Cast members will be notified of the remaining rehearsals,
    which will be held EVERY Saturday, INCLUDING MEA Weekend,
    with the sole exception of Thanksgiving Break.
    Costume Fitting (date & times to be announced)
    Note: important cast rehearsal 5 P.M. Tuesday, November 21
    The Nutcracker will be performed at DECC Symphony Hall:
    7 P.M. Fri., Dec. 8 & Sat., Dec. 9 • 3 P.M. Sun., Dec. 10

     Please click here to read about your Child’s Costume information.

    MINNESOTA BALLET’S 2017 Nutcracker
    The rehearsal schedule is rigorous and mandatory.
    Students cannot be in The Nutcracker unless
    they can commit to rehearsals. Please call the Ballet immediately
    about any absolutely unavoidable conflicts with rehearsals.
    Cast members should check in at all rehearsals.

     

     

     

    Cast members will be notified of the remaining rehearsals,
    which will be held every Saturday, including MEA Weekend,
    with the sole exception of Thanksgiving Break.
    Costume Fitting (date & times to be announced)

    The Nutcracker will be performed at DECC Symphony Hall:
    7 P.M. Fri., Dec. 8 & Sat., Dec. 9 • 3 P.M. Sun., Dec. 10

    Nutcracker Rehearsal & Theatre Schedule 2017 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE!)

    All cast members (Red and Green must check in at theater before all rehearsals and performances, in case they have to go on for a missing or sick dancer in the role they are cast in).


    Monday, December 4, Costume Fittings at the DECC Backstage:
    4:00 Party Scene
    4:30 Geisha
    5:10 Carolers
    5:30 Gingerbread
    6:00 Street Scene
    6:30 Soldiers
    7:00 Mice

    Please click here to read about how to prepare your child for their costume fitting.

    Theatre Rehearsal Schedule
    -All Classes for Levels III and below will be held as usual the week of the performances.
    -Level IV & up will be taking class at the Theatre with the company beginning Tuesday,
    December 6th.

    Tuesday, December 5
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    5:30 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    6:30-9:00 p.m. First technical rehearsal on stage (Red Cast on stage/Green Casting watching & listening)

    Wednesday, December 6
    5:00-6:15 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00-9:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal w/Orchestra on stage (Green Cast on stage/Red Casting watching & listening.) Parents, please be aware rehearsal times w/orchestra are approximate.

    Thursday, December 7
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00-9:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal w/Orchestra on stage (Red Cast on stage/Green Cast watching & listening.) Parents, please be aware rehearsal times w/orchestra are approximate.
    All present to set bows after the Dress Rehearsal

    Friday, December 8
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00 p.m. Opening Night Performance (Red Cast)

    Saturday, December 9
    Regular Saturday Classes for Creative Movement—Pre-Ballet at DEPOT
    12:00-1:00 p.m. Class for Ballet V—Company (on stage at DECC)
    1:00-2:30 p.m. Notes and Rehearsal for Ballet IV—Company
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00 p.m. Performance (Green Cast)

    Sunday, December 10
    1:00-2:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (onstage at DECC)
    2:00 p.m. Call time for all other cast members backstage
    3:00 p.m. Performance (Red Cast)