Special Note to the Board — October 13:
I wanted to take a moment and convey how grateful I am to all of you for making Nutcracker 2020 a possibility. In the midst of everything going on around us, GCB Nutcracker continues to provide a place of community, creativity and joy. Everyone from the adults on down to the tiniest mouse all show up to rehearsals excited, ready to do their best. I find myself leaving the studio exhausted but inspired, and I wouldn’t have it any other way:)
Also, I can’t help but notice the difference in the teens and tweens (int/adv dancers) this year. They are so grateful that they are being given this opportunity when most everything else has been taken away or postponed. Having a place where they can be surrounded by their dance family and express themselves through their art is invaluable.
What you all do is so important to this community. Please know that your work and commitment is much appreciated!
Marie (Assistant Director)
Dancers and Parents: Please notify your dance studio teachers that you may be missing classes or company rehearsals.
FINAL – Flowers for These Dancers
(Subject to Change)
Party Scene, The Magical Battle (Fight Scene), Snow Scene
Party Scene (approx. 30 min):
Drosselmeyer, Drosselmeyer’s Assistant / Nutcracker Prince, Clara, Fritz, Mother, Father, Butler, Maid, Ballerina Doll, Harlequin Doll, Toy Soldier Doll, Aunts and Uncles, Girl and Boy Cousins
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 and Soldiers, Ornaments, Drosselmeyer
Snow Scene (approx. 11 min):
Snow Queen and King, Demi-Soloists, Snowflakes (Corps)
Act Two: Kingdom of Sweets
Angels, Welcome Garden, Variations (Chocolate from Spain, Coffee from Arabia, Marzipan from Denmark / Shepherdesses and Sheep, Tea from China, Mother Ginger and Gingersnaps, Trepak from Russia), Waltz of the Flowers, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, Finale
Butterflies, Royal Servants, Irises, Peonies, Clara, Nutcracker Prince, Rose Queen, Chinese soloist, Russian, Arabian soloists, Shepherdesses, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier
Waltz of the Flowers:
Rose Queen, Demi-soloists, Flower Corps, Rosebuds
Waltz of the Flowers (soloists only), Arabian Soloists, Spanish Soloist, Chinese Soloist, Shepherdesses, Snow Queen, Butterflies, Harlequin Doll, Toy Soldier Doll, Clara, Nutcracker Prince (Drosselmeyer as needed) (no Russian this year)