Friday, September 15 Family Meeting at Countryside School gymnasium 5:30-6:30pm
Nutcracker Volunteer Schedule becomes available for sign-up
Saturday, October 7
Bun 101 for Dutch Dairy at 12:15pm
Bun 101 for Soldier at 2:30pm
Annual Nutfest Celebration! 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday, October 14
Bun 101 for Mice at 2:30pm
Rain Date - Annual Nutfest
Friday, October 20
Tech Schedule Distributed
Saturday, October 21
New Family Meeting - Mandatory for families new to The Nutcracker; Countryside gymnasium; 1:45-2:45pm
Tickets for Families Parking Lot Fundraiser (Volunteers needed)
Saturday, October 28
Make-up, hair + costume components check:
Dutch Dairy 11:15am; Mice 2:30pm; Soldiers 3:00pm
Party Boys 3:45pm (unless included in the above time slots for additional roles)
Saturday, November 4
Mandatory Wrangler Training (includes make-up demo; CU Ballet props area)
Saturday, November 11
Tickets for Families Parking Lot Fundraiser (Volunteers Needed)
Sunday, November 12
Mandatory Full Costume Check:
Dutch Dairy + Mice + Soldiers + Party Boys
Tentative Time Line: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Friday, November 18
Load In at Krannert (Volunteers needed)
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
TECH WEEK BEGINS
Monday, November 27
Krannert Orientation and Spacing Rehearsal/Both Casts
DVD and Blu-Ray orders due DVD/Blu-Ray Order Form
Tuesday, November 28
Dress Rehearsal Red Cast
Wednesday, November 29
Dress Rehearsal Blue Cast
Thursday November 30-Sunday, December 3
Sunday, December 3
Load-Out from Krannert to CU Ballet
Monday, December 4
Cast Party at Jupiter's at the Crossing
Swan Lake at the Virginia Theatre
We will be organizing a shoe bin of black leather ballet shoes in performance condition, and you just might find your size and save yourself a few dollars! Shoes available for trying on at Nutfest!
Training for the parent responsible for styling the female cast member’s hair for performances. Class held in the props area outside of the Costume Shop. Class is optional if you are a returning parent in the same role. Questions about Bun 101 Class may be directed to the parent liaisons.
Dutch Dairy: Saturday, October 7 at 12:15pm
Soldier: Saturday, October 7 at 2:30pm
Mice: Saturday, October 14 at 2:30pm
Monday, December 4th; 6-8pm at Jupiter’s at the Crossing (upstairs). Cast members and siblings of cast members 5 and under are free. Pricing for family members TBA. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, November 27th.
COSTUME COMPONENTS, MAKE-UP, HAIR INSPECTION
Dutch Dairy, Mice, Soldiers and Party Boys must bring the following items to rehearsal on October 28: 1) make-up supplies in a clear plastic baggie labeled with dancer’s name; 2) all hair supplies in clear plastic baggie labeled with dancer’s name; 3) all additional costume components; i.e. leotard, bike shorts, ballet slippers, etc. Please refer to the Costume Requirements included in your Family Meeting packet for role-specific make-up, hair and costume components. Parent Liaisons will be inspecting each dancer’s costume components on October 28th per the schedule below.
Dutch Dairy: 11:15am in the studio lobby
Mice 2:30pm in the props area outside of the costume shop.
Soldiers 3:45pm in the props area outside of the costume shop.
COSTUME MANDATORY INSPECTION
Mandatory full costume check for Dutch Dairy, Mice, and Soldiers, including hair and make-up on Sunday, November 12th. Tentative timeline 11:30am - 2:30pm
DVD AND/OR BLURAY ORDERS
You may order a DVD or BluRay of The Nutcracker performance of your choice. All order forms and payment are due by Monday, November 27th. You may place your order form and check in the envelope located on the bulletin board in the studio. DVD/Blu-Ray Order Form
Krannert Orientation for all families EXCEPT Dutch Dairy begins at 5:30pm on Monday, November 27th. Following Roll Call and confirmation of Curtain Call participation, returning Nutcracker families will be released. Krannert Orientation is mandatory for all families new to The Nutcracker. You will learn where you can and can’t be at Krannert, where to park, and tours will be provided so that you are familiar with the location of the Green Room (for ice and fruit delivery), dressing rooms for cast members, travel routes and more.
Parents of Mice and Soldiers who are new to the Nutcracker are to meet in the Krannert Center Lobby at the entrance to Tyron Festival Theatre at 5:15pm. Please be prompt or you will miss the guided tour to the Opera Room. Returning families are to check-in at the Opera Room.
KRANNERT ORIENTATION FOR DUTCH DAIRY
Parents and Dutch Dairy are to meet at 4pm on Monday, November 27th in the Krannert Center Lobby at the entrance to Tryon Festival Theatre. Attendance is mandatory. Please refer to the Tech Schedule for details.
PARENT MEETING (Mandatory for families new to The Nutcracker)
If this is your family’s first experience with The Nutcracker, one parent is required to attend the meeting on October 21st from 1:45 to 2:45pm at Countryside School gymnasium. Roll call will be taken promptly at 1:45pm. The Tech Schedule will be reviewed in detail.
PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES BLUE CAST
Friday 12/1 and Saturday 12/2 at 7:30 pm; Sunday 12/3 at 6pm
PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES RED CAST
Thursday, 11/30 at 7:30pm; Saturday 12/2 and Sunday 12/3 at 2pm
Each cast member family is required to volunteer a minimum of 12 hours. Questions about the volunteer schedule should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign-Up Link coming soon.
Mandatory training for any females volunteering as a Wrangler will be held on Saturday, November 4th. This training will be role specific and will include make-up application. If you plan to wrangle more than one group (Dutch Dairy and mice, or mice and soldiers, etc), you will want to attend training for each of those specific roles as make-up/costumes are different. Training schedule coming soon!