Current Schedule
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).

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)

Missing a Rehearsal?
Absences (except for sudden illness or emergency) must be communicated at least one full week in advance to the Artistic Director, Administrative Director, and choreographer. Your absence may indicate cancelling a rehearsal for all dancers in the variation.

Send email notice to: (this will reach Michele and Marie) (Caroline) (Colleen)

Tech Week Schedule
Please clear your schedule of all conflicts. Tech week rehearsals and all performances, held in the Montana Theatre, are required for the entire cast.

Dancers and Parents:  Please notify your dance studio teachers that you may be missing classes or company rehearsals.

FINALTech Week Schedule (Dec 7-11) and Filming (Dec 12-13)

FINALFlowers for These Dancers

Reading the Schedule
Please read all schedules carefully. We encourage parents to print a hard copy, review all days and both studios, then highlight each rehearsal time pertaining to their dancer. If you are unsure, feel free to ask for clarification!

(Subject to Change)

Act One:
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

Welcome Garden:
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

2020 Finale:
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)