Rehearsal Schedule

Congratulations to our 2019 Nutcracker Cast!
Interested in being part of the cast, please contact us!

The performances are scheduled for  December 13th (eve), Dec 14th (mat and eve), and Dec 15th (mat) at Cheney Hall in Manchester CT.   Dress Rehearsal will be the evening of Dec 12th.

The following is a tentative rehearsal schedule, given so that you can plan ahead.  However, it is SUBJECT TO CHANGE!   So please check here weekly!  Unless otherwise noted, all rehearsals will take place at 53 Main St. in Bristol CT.  

Please email me the day before at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you will be absent for any reason or if you have any questions.  
Please note I leave the house in the morning to teach classes, so I do not usually see messages emailed the day of rehearsal.
   
Children should bring water and a  healthy snack to rehearsal on days when they will be at rehearsal for a while. It would also be prudent to bring something quiet to do during waits between rehearsal times (homework, a book, coloring etc.  If bringing electronic games, please bring headphones or set to mute.)


Please note below:

"Party Scene" includes the following roles:  Party Ladies, Party Men, Party Girls, Party Boys, Maid, Drosselmeyer, Clara, Grandmother, Mr & Mrs Silberhaus, Fritz, Soldier Doll, and Kissing Doll

"Battle Scene" includes the following roles:  Soldiers, Mice, Mouse King, Nutcracker, Cavalry, Cat, Clara

"Flowers" is assumed to include Dew Drop 

"Snow" is assumed to include Snow Queen

 

NB: Please arrive ten minutes before your scheduled rehearsal so that we can start on time 

 

 

DAY/DATE

REHEARSAL TIME  

ROLES

Saturday Oct 5 11:30-12:15      Flowers Only  (no Dew Drop)
  12:15-12:45  Spanish-no soloist
  12:45-1:15 Tea-no soloist
   1:30-2:00  Angels
 Sunday Oct 6  11:30-12  Cherubs
 12-12:30  Polichinelles
 12:30-1:15  Soldiers and Mice
 1:15-2:30  Party Girls (no petites),  Clara, Drosselmeyer, Party Ladies (Gents not needed yet), Maid 
 2:30-3  Arabian
Sunday Oct 13  11:00-11:30  Cherubs
  11:30-12:00 Polichinelles
12:00-1 Soldiers and Mice, Nutcracker & Mouse King
1:00-1:30 Angels- Studio 2/Marzipan, Dolls & Arabian- Studio 1
1:30-2:30 Party Scene
2:30-3:15 Snow- Studio 1/
2:30-3 Spanish- Studio 2
3:00-3:15 Tea- Studio 2 
3:15-4:00 Flowers
4:00-5:30 Clara Photoshoot- Ava & Sabrina.  Full party girl hair and makeup.   (4-4:30 hair and makeup)
Shoot starts at 4:30.
 Sunday Oct 20

 3:30-4:30

Party Scene & Dolls- Studio 1 Liane
 

3:30-4:15

Spanish- Studio 2 Veronica
 

4:15-4:45

Marzipan & Sheep- Studio 2 Veronica
 

4:30-5:30

Battle- Soldiers, Mice, Mouse King, Nutcracker, Cavalry -Studio 1  Liane/Veronica
 

5:30-6:00

Polichinelles and Tea -Studio 2 Veronica

5:00-5:45

Flowers- Studio 1-Liane

6-6:30

Angels & Cherubs- Studio 2 Veronica
 

5:45-6:45

Snow-Studio 1 Liane
 Sunday Oct 27

 11-11:30

 Spanish
 

11:30-12:15

Flowers
 

11:30-12:15

Studio 2 available for Snow Queen/Spanish Solo practice
 

12:15-1:45

Snow
 

1:45-2:10

Tea (corps only)
 

2:10-2:40

Marzipan/Sheep
 

2:40-3

Polichinelles
 

3-3:30

Angels/Cherubs
  3:30-4:30

 

Party Scene: Ladies, Gents, Party girls/boys, Petites, Clara, Fritz, Maid, Grandma, Mrs. S, Dolls
4:30-5:30 Battle Scene:  Mice, Nutcracker, Soldiers, Cats, Clara, Mouse King
5:30-6:00 Transition Scene:  Mice, Drosselmeyer, Clara
Sunday Nov 3

 

 Times to be posted 

REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS!!
Sunday Nov 10

 Times to be posted 

Saturday Nov 16 Schedule TBD PHOTO SHOOT DAY WITH DONNER PHOTOGRAPHICS!  
Entire Cast- grown-ups too!
(Soloists and others coming from Out of State do not need to come -unless they want to)
Sunday Nov 17    Times to be posted 
 Sunday Nov  24 12:30-1:30 Party Scene
1:30-2:15 Transition & Battle
2:15-2:45 Snow with Reindeer Studio 2/Polichinelles & Tea Studio 1
2:45-3:00 Angels & Cherubs
3:00-3:15 Marzipan & Sheep
3:15-3:45 Bows:  ALL CAST
3:45-4:15 Kingdom of Sweets (Nutcracker, Clara, Reindeer, Sugar Plum, Tea Soloist, Spanish, Marzipan, Dew Drop etc.)
4:15-4:45 Finale/Apotheosis:  Nutcracker, Clara, Reindeer, Tea, Spanish, Marzipan, Dew Drop, Flowers, Sugar Plum
4:45-5:00 Spanish
5:00-5:30 flowers
Nov 30 Thanksgiving weekend.  No general rehearsals.  
 Dec 8 COMPLETE RUN-THROUGH AT THEATRE!  177 Hartford Rd. Manchester
CLOSED REHEARSAL.  
No parents in audience please.  Great time to take advantage of the time and do some Christmas shopping at Buckland Hills Mall!  Parents needing to stay may wait in the dressing rooms downstairs or in the lobby.
10-11 warm-up barre onstage for Snow and all pointe dancers, soloists; spanish corps, flowers (angels optional)
11-12:30 Mandatory Snow Rehearsal- ALL snow cast 
  12:30-1:45 Act 1 Cast A: Party Scene, Transition Scene, Battle Scene, Snow Pas, Snow Scene with Reindeer
1:45-2:45 Act 2 Cast A:Angels/Cherubs, Kingdom of the Sweets with Act 2 Reindeer, Spanish*, Arabian*, Tea, (Trepak), Marzipan & Sheep*, Mother Ginger & Polichinelles, Flowers & Dew Drop*, Grand Pas, Finale*, Apotheosis*, Bows*    
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Act 1 Cast B: Party Scene, Transition Scene, Battle Scene, Snow Pas, Snow Scene with Act 1 Reindeer
4:00-5:00 Act 2 Cast B:  Kingdom of the Sweets with Act 2 Reindeer, Spanish*, Arabian, (Trepak), Marzipan & Sheep,  Flowers & Dew Drop,  Finale, Apotheosis, Bows   
5:00-5:30 Notes, Nutcracker Meeting - cast members and parents
Thu Dec 12 DRESS/TECH REHEARSAL AT THEATER