Rehearsal Schedule

The performances for Nutcracker 2022 are scheduled for  December 10th (two shows) and Dec 11th (two shows) at Cheney Hall in Manchester CT.   Dress Rehearsal will be the evening of Dec 9th. And a run-through/Blocking Rehearsal will be at Cheney Hall on December 4th.

This year we are trying a set rehearsal schedule with the hope of making it easier for families to plan ahead and to reduce time at the studio for the dancers.
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.)

As Nutcracker is a week earlier than usual, we have less time to prepare, so it is important to make the most use of the time we have. Please try not to miss rehearsals as it makes it difficult for everyone to learn their dances when people are missing. Please email me the day before at [email protected] or message me on Band if you will be absent for any reason or if you have any questions.

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Rehearsals will take place at:
255 North Main Street 

​Bristol CT, 06010

October 2
12:15-12:45Mice & Soldiers
1:15-2:00Party Girls, Clara, Fritz, Mrs. Silberhaus
4:30-5:00Arabian & Dolls
October 9-16
11:50-12:15Cherubs & Angels
12:45-1:15Mice & Soldiers & Clara
1:15-2:30Party Girls, Fritz, Party Parents, Mrs. Silberhaus, Grandma, Drosselmeyer, Maid
4:30-5:00Arabian & Dolls
Oct 23-Nov 20
11:40-12:00Angels & Cherubs
12:30-1:15Mice, Soldiers, Cats, Mouse King, Nutcracker, Clara
1:15-2:15Party: Clara, Fritz, Mr & Mrs. Silberhaus, Party Parents, Party Girls, Maid, Dolls, Drosselmeyer, Grandma
2:15-2:40Marzipan & Sheep
2:40-3:30Kingdom of Sweets & Finale (Sugar Plum, Nutcracker, Cavalier, Clara, Spanish, Marzipan, Tea Soloist, Arabian, Dew Drop, Flowers, Trepak Soloists)
* note Reindeer will also join on Nov 20 but not before
4:00-4:45Snow (Reindeer will join on Nov 20)
4:45-5:30Arabian, Clara Pas de Deux
Sunday December 4
MANDATORY Run Through/Cast B Dress Rehearsal at Cheney Hall
Photo Day at Cheney Hall.

Parents may be backstage to help their child with costumes for photos, but may not be in the auditorium.
9:30-10Act 1 Cast B party scene get into costume (make-up not needed); Cast B Mice get into costume at 10, then soldiers & everyone else
10-11ACT 1 Cast B Dress Rehearsal make-up not needed)
11-12ACT 2 Cast B Dress Rehearsal
12-12:15BOWS Casts A & B
12:15-1:15ACT 1 Cast A run-through onstage (no costumes- except Clara, Snow Queen, Mouse King)
(individual photos may be taken downstairs during this time ONLY when not needed onstage)
1:15-2:15ACT 2 Cast A run through on stage (no costumes- except Sugar Plum & Mother Ginger)
(group photos begin)
2:15-3:30Group Photos
3:30-5Individual photos
Friday December 8/9 TBD

at Cheney Hall
Please note that dress rehearsal is a closed rehearsal. No one is allowed in the theater to watch. Only cast and assigned volunteers will be allowed backstage.
4:00-4:45Company dancers (all pointe dancers, flowers, & spanish) onstage for warm-up (please be onstage and ready to dance at 4);
all other Cast A dancers arrive and get into costume (dancers who are only in Cast B may arrive at 6:00)
5:00-7:00Cast A Dress Rehearsal; No Grand Pas
(Cast B Angels/Cherubs, Polis, and Marzipan/Sheep will also go at this time not in costume)
7-7:30Cast A and Cast B Bows; notes hang up costumes and dressers reset all for Cast A Show (Dancers who are only in Cast A may leave)
7:30-9:00Cast B Rehearsal- Not in costume; Act 1 then Act 2 Kingdom, Divertissements & Grand Pas (No Angels/Cherubs, No Polis, No Marzipan
Saturday December 10Performances at Cheney Hall 12pm and 4pm
10:00Company Dancers arrive at 10 for Company Class
11:00All Other Dancers arrive
12:00-2:00Performance #1
2:00-3:00Dinner Break
3:00All Dancers arrive
4:00-6:00Performance #2
6:00-7:00Clean-up and reset for Sunday
Sunday December 11Performances at Cheney Hall 12pm and 5pm
10:00Company Dancers arrive at 10 for Company Class
11:00All Other Dancers arrive
12-2Performance #3
2-4Dinner Break
4:00All Dancers Arrive
5-7Performance #4
7-8:30Strike: help clean up and pack up costumes/props/sets and load out of theater to truck