Rehearsal Schedule

The performances are scheduled for  December 14th (eve), Dec 15th (mat and eve), and Dec 16th (mat) at Cheney Hall in Manchester CT.   Dress Rehearsal will be the evening of Dec 13th.

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 somthing 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

 

 

 

Sunday Sept 23   PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEEK'S REHEARSAL WILL BE AT BACKSTAGE ACADEMY OF DANCE, 37 ANN ST.  IN NEWINGTON DUE TO ROAD CLOSURES IN BRISTOL!!
1-1:45 Party Ladies
 1:45-2:30 Party Girls and Clara (no petites)
2:30-3 Polichinelles
3-3:30 Dolls 
3:30-4:30 Snow
4:30-5:30 Flowers- costume fitting and rehearsal
Sunday Sept 30   Rehearsals at 53 Main St. Bristol from now through Dec 2
  12:30-1 Clara
  1:00-1:30 Snow
  1:30-2:00 Marzipan and Dolls
  2:00-2:30 Flowers
2:30-3:00 Spanish
3:00-3:30 Angels
3:30-4:15 Party Scene:   Clara, Party Ladies, Party Gents, Mrs. Stahlbaum, Drosselmeyer, Party Girls, Petite Party Girls, Maid
4:15-4:45 Battle:  Soldiers and Mice (NO Nutcracker, Mouse King or Clara)
4:45-5:15 Cherubs
5:15-5:30 Polichinelles
Sunday Oct 7  1:00-1:30  Snow
  1:30-2 Marzipan, Dolls, Arabian
  2-2:30 Flowers & Dew Drop
  2:30-3 Spanish 
  3:00-3:45 Party
  3:45-4:15 Battle
  4:15-4:45 Angels & Cherubs
  4:45-5:00 Polichinelles
  5:00-5:30 Tea (no soloist)
 Sunday Oct 14

12-12:30

Snow
 

12:30-1:15

Flowers & Dew Drop
1:15-1:45 Spanish
1:45-2:15 Angels & Cherubs
 

2:15-2:45

Marzipan & Sheep
 

2:45-3:30

Battle
3:30-4:30 Party Scene & Dolls
4:30-5:00 Clara & Nutcracker & Drosselmeyer
 Sunday Oct 21

 12-12:30

 Snow
 

 12:30-1:15

 Elizabeth rehearsal- snow pas
 

 12:30-12:50

 Marzipan and Sheep
 

 12:50-1:15

 Angels & Cherubs
 

 1:15-2

 Flowers
 

 2-2:20

 Spanish
 

 2:20-2:45

 Polichinelles
 

3-4:15

Sugar Plum
 

 2:45-3:00

 Tea with soloist
 

 3-3:20

 Mouse King and Nutcracker
 
 3:20-3:40  Clara and Nutcracker
3:40-4:15 Battle
4:15-4:30 Anteroom- Mom, Clara, Fritz, Maid, Grandma
4:30-5:30 Party Scene
Sunday Oct 28

 

 

12:00-12:30

Snow
 

12:30-1:15

Flowers
 

1:15-2:30

Snow Pas (studio 2)
 

1:15-1:45

Spanish
 

1:45-2:15

Marzipan/Sheep
 

2:15-2:45

Angels/Cherubs
 

2:30-3:30

Sugar Plum (studio 2)

2:45-3:00

Tea/Polichinelles
 

3:00-3:30

Party Girls 
 

3:30-4:30

Party Scene
 

4:30-4:45

Transition: Mice, Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker, Clara
 

4:45-5:30

Battle
Sunday Nov 4

 REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS!!

  12:00-12:30 Snow
  12:30-1:15 Flowers
  1:15-1:45  Marzipan and Sheep and Dolls 
  1:45-2:15 Spanish
  2:00-3:15 Sugar Plum variation and coda
  2:15-2:45 Angels and Cherubs
  2:45-3:00 polichinelles
  3:00-3:15 tea
  3:15-4:15 party
  4:15-4:30 transition:  mice, drosselmeyer, clara, nutcracker
  4:30-5:30 battle
 

 

Sunday Nov 11  PHOTOSHOOT! PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEEK'S REHEARSAL WILL BE AT BACKSTAGE ACADEMY OF DANCE, 37 ANN ST.  IN NEWINGTON!  Please wear solid leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers hair in bun.  Ballet skirt optional.  Soloists and pointe dancers please wear makeup.  (Party Adults do not need to wear ballet clothes unless they take ballet classes and choose to.)
  11:00-1:00 Grand Pas and Variations
  11-11:15 Snow and Dolls Photoshoot
  11:15-11:45 Snow and Dolls rehearsal
  11:15-11:45 Flowers photoshoot 
  11:45-12:15 Flowers rehearsal
  11:45-12:15 Marzipan and Sheep photoshoot
  12:15-12:40 Marzipan and Sheep Rehearsal
  12:15-12:40 Spanish photoshoot
  12:40-1:00 Spanish rehearsal
  12:40-1:00 Mice, Party Girls, Tea Photoshoot
  1:00-1:15 Tea Rehearsal
1:00-1:15 Angels & Cherubs photoshoot
1:15-1:45 Angels & Cherubs rehearsal
1:15-1:45 Sugar Plum, Cavalier, Snow King photoshoot
1:45-2:15 ALL CAST photoshoot by town 
2:15-3:15 Kingdom of the Sweets and Finale:  Reindeer, Kendall and Ella, Nutcracker, Clara, Sugar Plum, Cavalier, Dew Drop, Flowers, Marzipan, Spanish, Tea Soloist
2:15-3:15 polichinelles, reindeer,  grandma photoshoot
3:15-4:15 Party Scene rehearsal
4:15-4:30 Transition Rehearsal (Mice, Clara, Nutcracker, Drosselmeyer)
4:15-4:30 soldiers, cat, cavalry and Fritz photo shoot
4:30-5:00 Battle rehearsal
4:30-5:00 Mother Ginger photoshoot
5:00-5:30  Polichinelles and Mother Ginger rehearsal
5:00-5:30 Clara, Nutcracker, Mouse King, Drosselmeyer, photoshoot
Sunday Nov 18  12:00-12:30  snow
  12:30-1:15 flowers
  1:15-3:00 Sugar Plum and Snow Queen
  1:15-1:40  Marzipan, Sheep and Dolls 
  1:40-2:00 Spanish
  2:00-2:20 Angels and Cherubs
  2:20-3:15 Kingdom and Finale
3:15-3:30 polichinelles and tea
  3:30-4:30 Party
  4:30-4:45 Transition
  4:45-5:30 Battle
 
Sunday Nov 26 No Rehearsal:  Thanksgiving Weekend 
Sunday Dec 2 11:00-12 Clara and Fritz
12-12:30 Clara and Nutracker
  12:30-12:45 Party Hair tutorial for parents!
  12:30-1:30 Party Scene
1:30-2:15 Transition & Battle
2:15-2:45 Snow with Reindeer
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, Ella, Kendall, 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
5:30-5:45 Tea
5:45-6 polis
Sunday Dec 9 Studio Run-Through  AT BACKSTAGE DANCE ACADEMY 37 Ann St. in Newington
11-12 warm-up class for Snow and all pointe dancers, soloists; (spanish corps, flowers, angels optional) 
12:00-12:30 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 13 DRESS REHEARSAL AT THEATER
  3:45-5:00 Arrive and get into costume Cast A act 1  (dancers who are only in Act 2 may arrive at 5); 
3:45-4:30 warm-up on stage:  pointe dancers, flowers, soloists, (other dancers  optional in auditorium)
  5:00-7:00 Cast A Dress Rehearsal (dancers who are only performing in Cast B may arrive at 6- please warmup on own however)
7:00-9:00 Cast B Dress Rehearsal
Fri Dec 14 5:00 warm-up on stage:  pointe dancers, flowers, soloists, (other dancers  optional in auditorium)
  6:00 all other dancers arrive; get into costumes/make-up
  7:00-9:00 PERFORMANCE 1- Cast A
Sat Dec 15 12:00 warm-up on stage:  pointe dancers, flowers, soloists, (other dancers  optional in auditorium)
  1:00 all other dancers arrive; get into costumes/make-up
2:00-4:00 PERFORMANCE 2-Cast A
4:00-6:00 dinner break
6:00 arrive back at theater to get into costumes/make-up (theater will be open for those wishing to arrive earlier to warm-up on own etc.)
  7:00 PERFORMANCE 3-Cast B
Dec 16 12:00 warm-up on stage:  pointe dancers, flowers, soloists, (other dancers  optional in auditorium)
  1:00 all other dancers arrive; get into costumes/make-up
  2:00-4:00 PERFORMANCE 4-Cast B
4:00-5:00 help to clean-up/pack up; help take stuff back to studio


 

 

 

                 
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