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ALERT #1 (updated at 3:42 pm) – costume fittings will happen this weekend for Little Mice, Rosebuds, Sheep, Fritz, Party Boys, Gingersnaps, Butterflies, Harlequin, Toy Soldier, Shepherdesses and Tea Soloist.
ALERT #2 – the performance fee is due Sunday, Oct 1 (by midnight) – if you need to set up a payment plan, please get in touch – if you are selling coffee/granola, we ask that you pay the fee and then get reimbursed after you complete the sales – a late fee of $50 will be assessed if payment is not received and you have not been in touch to make other arrangements, thanks!
Rehearsal schedule for September 29 – October 1 (lots of costume fittings – see updated Alert #1 above) – note: many costume fittings follow your rehearsal time – the schedule allows for 30 minutes to travel from the ballet studio to 800 Kensington – there is parking on both the north and south sides of the building – we will start when all dancers arrive, so just head directly over, thanks!
Want to Carpool?
Please use the GCB bulletin board to post your name, phone, general neighborhood and your “dancer’s variation/role” then others can connect with you! Feel free to ask Caroline to pass along your contact information to a specific parent as well… happy to do that.
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It is your responsibility to carefully check the schedule each Wednesday (or later). Additional rehearsals are often called as we get closer to performances. Costume fittings are required, and will be noted on the schedule. Be sure to check both studios every weekend for your specific role(s).
Please keep in mind that when one dancer is absent it negatively impacts all of the remaining dancers (as well as the choreographer). While the absent dancer may feel confident in knowing the choreography, this is only part of the larger picture. Choreography is often built on symmetry, with patterns that involve intricate spacing and exact timing. Absent dancers leave “holes” which can throw everyone else off. It is just so important to attend your rehearsals.
Tech Week — this is last year’s schedule to give you an idea — the 2023 schedule will be posted later this season
Please clear your schedule of all conflicts. Tech Week rehearsals and all ticketed performances are required for the entire cast.
Dancers and Parents: Please notify your dance studio teachers that you may be missing their classes or studio company rehearsals.
(Subject to Change)
Delivery Boy, Mistletoe Vendors, Carolers, Ice Skaters, Drosselmeyer, Drosselmeyer’s Assistant, Families
Party Scene (approx. 30 min):
Drosselmeyer, Drosselmeyer’s Assistant / Nutcracker Prince, Clara, Fritz, Mother, Father, Butler, Maid, Dolls, Governess, Grandmother, Guests, Friends, Girls and Boys
The Magical Battle (aka Fight Scene, approx. 10 min, plus 5 min for Transformation):
Clara, Nutcracker Prince, Rat King, Hench Mice, Lead Mice, Little Mice, General, Captains, Soldiers, Ornaments, Drosselmeyer
Snow Scene (approx. 11 min):
Clara, Nutcracker Prince, Snow Princess, Demi-Soloists, Snowflakes (Corps)
Moonflower Fairy, Angels, Clara and Prince
Butterflies, Royal Attendants, Bluebells, Violets,
Plus: Clara, Nutcracker Prince, Rose Queen, Waltz of the Flower Demis, Chocolate soloist, Tea soloist, Trepak from Russia
2023 Order of Variations:
Chocolate from Spain
Marzipan from Denmark (Shepherdesses and Sheep)
Tea from China
Mother Ginger and Gingersnaps
Trepak from Russia
Waltz of the Flowers:
Rose Queen, Demi-soloists, Flower Corps, Rosebuds
Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier
ALERT: If you are not getting regular emails from GCB, please contact Caroline@gardencityballet.org to be added to the e-list.