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 (7pm), Dec 14th (12:00 and 4:00), and Dec 15th (1:00) at Cheney Hall in Manchester CT.   Dress Rehearsal will be the evening of Dec 12th 3:30-5 warm-up and costumes; 5-9 rehearsal.

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

 12-12:20

 Polichinelles
 

12:20-12:40

Cherubs
 

12:40-1

Transition- mice, Clara, Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker
 

1-2

Battle
 

2-2:30

Marzipan/Sheep
 

2:30-3

Tea
  3:00-4:30

 

Party Scene: Ladies, Gents, Party girls/boys, Petites, Clara, Fritz, Maid, Grandma, Mrs. S, Dolls
4:30-5:00 Angels
5:00-6:00 Flowers
6-7:30   Snow
Sunday Nov 3

 


REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS!!
 

11-11:20

Polichinelles

11:20-11:45

Angels & Cherubs

11:45-12:45

Transition & Battle Scene:  Mice, Nutcracker, Clara Understudy, Dr. D, Cavalry, Soldiers, Cat

12:45-2:00

Party Scene:  Gents/Ladies, Girls/Boys/Petites, Clara Understudy, Fritz, Dr. D, Mrs S, Maid, Grandma, Dolls

2:00-2:30

Marzipan & Sheep

2:30-3:30

Flowers

3:30-4:00

Spanish with Soloist

3:00-4:00

Tea Soloist Coaching Session with Kathleen & Emily

4:00-4:30

Tea with Soloist- Veronica pink studio

4-5:30

SNOW & SNOW UNDERSTUDIES

Sunday Nov 10  12-1

 Flowers

  1-1:30

Spanish-Veronica

  1-1:30

Clara & Nutcracker transition dance

  1:30-3

Nutcracker- Veronica (battle with mouse king & Kingdom mime)

  1:30-3

Snow 

  2:30-3

Reindeer- (just enter snow rehearsal please)

3-3:45

Kingdom of the Sweets:  Sugar Plum, Dew Drop, Spanish, Tea Soloist, Clara, Nutcracker, Reindeer, Marzipan, Arabian

3:15-3:45

Polichinelles- Veronica

3:45-4:15

Finale:  Sugar Plum, Spanish, Flowers, Dew Drop, Tea, Clara, Nutcracker, Reindeer, Marzipan, Arabian

3:45-4:15

Cherubs- Veronica

4:15-4:30

Angels- Veronica

4:15-4:30

Transition:  Mice, Clara, Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker

4:30-5

Battle-Mice, Cats, Mouse King, Nutcracker, Clara, Soldiers, Cavalry

  5:00-5:15

Party Girls (no Clara, no Trinity, no petites)-Veronica

  5:00-5:15

Marzipan & Sheep

  5:15-6:30

Party Scene

Saturday Nov 16 Arrival time includes getting into costume.  Do NOTneed to arrive earlier! 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)
  12-12:30 Stahlbaum Household (Laetitia, Jorge, Nicole, Pam, Ava O, Sabrina, Johnnie, Hudson)
  12-1:00 Party Children (Clara, Fritz, Party Girls, Party Boys, Petites)
  12:30-1:30 Soldiers & Cavalry
  1-1:45 Sheep
  1:30-2 Flowers A (pointe cast)
  1:30-2:15 Cherubs
  1:45-2:40 Angels
  2-3:00 Polichinelles
  2:30-3:15 Party Adults
  2:30-3:30 Mice, Cat
  3-3:45 Snow, Sugar Plum
  3:30-4:15 Marzipan
3:30-4:30 Tea
4-4:40 Reindeer
4:15-5 Flowers B (non-pointe cast), and Soldier Doll
  4:30-5 Spanish
4:45-5:15 Nutcracker & Mouse King
Sunday Nov 17    
  11-12 Snow Pas De Deux- pink studio
   11-12  Flowers- blue studio
   12-12:30  Spanish
   11:30-12:30  Tea Soloist- Emily with Kathleen- Studio 3
   12:30-1  Tea- with Kathleen- Studio 3
  12:30-2 Snow & Snow Pas
  1:30-2 Reindeer
  2:00-2:45 Kingdom of the Sweets:  Sugar Plum, Dew Drop, Spanish, Tea Soloist, Clara, Nutcracker, Reindeer, Marzipan, Arabian
  2:45-3:30 Finale:Nutcracker, Clara, Reindeer, Tea, Spanish, Marzipan, Dew Drop, Flowers, Sugar Plum
3:30-3:50 Polichinelles
3:50-4:45 Transition & Battle
   4:45-5:15  Marzipan & Sheep-Veronica
  4:45-5:45 Clara & Nutcracker
  5:15-5:45 Angels & Cherubs-Veronica
5:45-7 Party Scene
 Sunday Nov  24 10:30-11 Cherubs
  10:30-12 Sugar Plum- studio available for rehearsal
  11-11:30 Marzipan & Sheep
  11:30-12:15 Transition & Battle
  12:15-12:30 Angels/Polichinelles
12:30-12:45 Tea
12:30-3:00 Snow Queen 
12:45-2 Party Scene
2:00-2:45 flowers
2:45-3 Spanish
3:00-3:45 Kingdom of Sweets (Nutcracker, Clara, Reindeer, Sugar Plum, Tea Soloist, Spanish, Marzipan, Dew Drop etc.)
  3:45-4:30 Finale/Apotheosis:  Nutcracker, Clara, Reindeer, Tea, Spanish, Marzipan, Dew Drop, Flowers, Sugar Plum
4:30-6 Snow
 
Dec 1 Thanksgiving weekend.  No general rehearsals.  
Dec 7  10:30-11:30  optional warm-up class
  11:30-12:30 Clara
12:30-2 Clara & Nutcracker
2-3 Snow- cast only
 Dec 8 MANDATORY 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.
NOTE:  DONNER PHOTOGRAPHICS SALES DAY!  Donner will be at the theater with the photos from picture day
10-10:30 warm-up barre  for Snow (flowers who are not snow optional)
10:30-11:45

Mandatory Snow Rehearsal- with NY cast

11:45-12:30

Mandatory Flowers rehearsal- with NY cast (please arrive 1/2 an hour early and give yourself a warm-up barre if not attending the earlier warm-up)

  12:30-1:45 RUN-THROUGH STARTS:
Act 1 Cast B: Party Scene, Transition Scene, Battle Scene, Snow Pas, Snow Scene with Reindeer
1:45-2:45 Act 2 Cast B:Angels/Cherubs, Kingdom of the Sweets with Act 2 Reindeer, Spanish, Arabian, Tea, (Trepak), Marzipan & Sheep repeat with cast A, Mother Ginger & Polichinelles, Flowers & Dew Drop, Grand Pas, Finale, Apotheosis, Bows   
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Act 1 Cast A: Party Scene, Transition Scene, Battle Scene, Snow Pas, Snow Scene with Act 1 reindeer
4:00-5:00 Act 2 Cast A:  Kingdom of the Sweets with Act 2 Reindeer, Spanish, Flowers & Dew Drop,  Grand Pas, Finale, Apotheosis, Bows   
5:00-5:30 Notes, Nutcracker Meeting - cast members and parents
Thu Dec 12 MANDATORY DRESS/TECH REHEARSAL AT THEATER- closed rehearsal
  3:00-4:30 older girls arrive at theater (younger kids and adult non-dancers arrive at 4)
  3:30-4:30 warm-up- company class:   Principals, Soloists, Flower/snow corps, angels (tea corps optional) 
4:30-5 Get into costume for Cast A 
5-7 Cast A Dress Rehearsal
7-9 Cast B partial or full rehearsal TBD - depends on how the dec 8th rehearsal went.  
Fri Dec 13    7-9

PERFORMANCE- Cast A

company dancers arrive 4:30; warm up class 5-6: Principals, Soloists, Flower/Snow corps, Angels (Tea corps optional) 

children and adult non-dancers arrive at theater by 6:00; 

Sat Dec 14 12-2

PERFORMANCE- Cast A

company dancers arrive 10:00; warm up class 10:30-11:30: Principals, Soloists, Flower/Snow corps, Angels (Tea corps optional)

children and adult non-dancers arrive at theater by 11:00

  4-6

PERFORMANCE- Cast B

return to theater by 3:00
company dancers warm-up on own

Sun Dec 15 1-3

PERFORMANCE- Cast B

company dancers arrive 11:00; warm up class 11:30-12:30: Principals, Soloists, Flower/Snow corps, Angels (Tea corps optional)

children and adult non-dancers arrive at theater by 12:00

all cast members please stay after show to help strike set/pack up props and costumes.  It goes very quickly when we all help:)   If Bristol people can take props in their car back to the studio that would be fantastic!


 

 

 

                 
       THE NUTCRACKER
at Cheney Hall in Manchester

        DEC 13, 14, 15

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