Auditions for the Nutcracker 2017
Rehearsals will start the weekend of September 23, 2017. This way cast and crew can help with our Smile Cookie campaign!
We will most likely rehearse the children/adult sections on Saturdays, and the Intermediate/Advanced ballet on Sundays.
Adults will start rehearsing in October. The rehearsals will be more intense in December.
Studio Rehearsal Schedule
Since "Nutcracker" is an extra performance opportunity and not a full studio recital, several different rules apply. When selecting dancers for specific roles, we must consider many things, the most important of which is talent, ability, behavior, regular attendance, and conduct. We will be in direct communication with each of the local studios to make sure the dancers are attending their regular classes. We will also work with parents to make sure grades do not fall. Rehearsals are fairly intense. EVERYTHING must be accomplished in a very short time - only 13 weeks. Therefore, we DO NOT have time to deal with problematic dancers. Everyone must be able to stay focused during their entire rehearsal period. Your dancer should be prepared to give his/her full attention/effort to participate in "Nutcracker". No one should begin rehearsals only to drop out when something else becomes available.
Nutcracker Performance Dates
Coasting Along Theatre Society’s Ballet’s The Nutcracker is scheduled to be performed December 16th – December 19th at the Raven’s Cry Theatre for at least 6 shows.
NEW THIS YEAR!
Schools Outreach Program - we will be bussing the students on the coast to see 2 performances of the Nutcracker! For more info: Schools Outreach
Older dancers will dance in all performances. There will be two casts of younger children dancing as Party Children, Angels, Pulcinelles, and Mice. Each cast of younger children will dance an evening show but not necessarily dance in all performances.
The scheduled performance dates are as follows:
Saturday December 16th (evening)
Sunday December 17th (matinee and evening)
Monday December 18th (school show, matinee and evening)
Tuesday December 19th (school show, matinee)
Dress rehearsal on Friday December 15th and
Saturday December 16th.