Nutcracker Page

Welcome to all things Nutcracker! 

This is your "go to" page for everything concerning rehearsals, supplies, and all performance information.

 

The 3 shows will be performed at Ponderosa High School. 

  • Friday, December 15: dress rehearsal at Ponderosa (details later)
  • Saturday, December 16: Show #1 at 7pm
  • Sunday, December 17: Show #2 at 2pm and Show #3 at 7pm

ONLINE TICKETING:

  • You can choose seats and pay for tickets online and then you print the tickets yourself.
  • Handicap seating is available along the wall behind Row M, on both left and right sections.  If you need to purchase seats in that area, please email ginny@parkerdance.com or call 303-840-7407 to make reservations and payment.
  • Click here to go to ticketing.

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On this page:

1. Supply List (posted 10/23)

2. Weekend #10 Dress rehearsal and photo shoot (posted 11/27)

3. Performance Weekend shedule (posted 12/4)

 

 

2017 NUTCRACKER SUPPLY LIST AND HAIR/MAKEUP SPECS

Basic supplies:

 

  • Pink tights purchased from the studio for color uniformity

  • Pink ballet shoes or pointe shoes

  • No ballet shoe elastic tied under the bottom of the foot is allowed for performing. Please sew them!

  • Black ballet shoes for some dances (see below) Cheap ones at Payless are ok. Criss cross straps ok.

  • Nude BodyLiner leotard to wear under most costumes and to provide coverage during costume changes. Available at studio.

  • Safety pins, bobby pins

  • Hairspray, hairnet, pinky red lipstick, blush, eyebrow pencil for eyebrows, and a little mascara or eyeliner, (false eyelashes for older dancers). No blue eyeshadow. No glitter! No jewelry other than small posts if pierced. Young dancers only need a light touch with make up: blush, eyebrows, lipstick (not just lipgloss), and a little eyeliner.

  • T shirt or cover-up to wear over costume as protection while eating or drinking or to stay warm. Water bottle, dry snacks. Details on approved snacks will be coming later.

 

PARTY BOYS, FRITZ

Black ballet shoes, hair low bun, tights

PARTY GIRLS, FRIENDS

Black ballet shoes, hair half ponytail and ringlets OR (highly recommended) purchased ringlets*, pink tights, Bodyliner

*Ringlets can be purchased at Assemble in Castle Rock 3.663.2063 or Dance Extreme in Greenwood Village 3.708.1592 or on Amazon. Price is $25-$30.

PARTY MEN

Black dress pants and shoes, white dress shirt

PARTY LADIES

Black shoes, hair styled up

LITTLE CLARA, MOUSE, SOLDIER

Pink tights, pink shoes, Bodyliner, bun, Soldier – black pants, black shoes, black socks, black t shirt

RIFLE SOLDIERS, FLAG SOLDIERS

Pink tights, bodyliner, black or pink ballet shoes or jazz shoes to wear under Spats, hair low bun, eyelash glue to glue on cheeks,

ALL MICE

Hair in bun or secured to stay put under mouse hat, Bodyliner, pink tights*, pink shoes *wear tights OVER Bodyliner if their other dance is a “no tights” dance

POINTE GIRLS

Pink tights, Bodyliner, Pointe shoes, bun

ICICLES, CRYSTALS, HOOP ANGELS, LITTLE ANGELS, BIG ANGELS, MARZIPAN CORPS, RUSSIAN CORPS, GARLANDS

Pink shoes, pink tights, Bodyliner, bun

 

 

 

SPANISH CORPS

Black character shoes, 1.5” heel

CHINESE FAN GIRLS

CHINESE UMBRELLA GIRLS

Black ballet shoes, pink tights, Bodyliner, bun

Pink tights, pink ballet shoes

GINGERBREADS (please note special hair directions)

Pink tights and shoes, Bodyliner, curled hair in pigtails (Hair can be curled before show, put into pigtails and pinned up to fit under mice hats.  During intermission we can let hair down and touch up with curling irons.)

BAKERS

No tights, pink shoes, Bodyliner, bun

BABY D'S

Pink shoes, pink tights, Bodyliner, bun

ARABIAN CORPS & SCARF GIRLS

No tights, no shoes, Bodyliner,  bun

ARABIAN BASKET GIRLS

Pink tights, pink shoes, Bodyliner, bun

 

 

Please check this schedule the day of in case of last minute changes.  Changes will be in RED.

 

                                                       WEEKEND #10 DECEMBER 8, 9, 10

Friday December 8

NO REHEARSALS

SATURDAY December 9

MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL

at the studio. ALL cast members are required to attend. We will run ACT 1 from 1-3 and ACT 2 from 3:30-5:30 (approx).

 

PLEASE NOTE: (Every dance is not listed; only your FIRST dance and what time to arrive. Once there, you'll be doing your second dance when it's time.)

 

12:30: Arrive to put costumes on

All the Party kids, Party Parents, Clara, Fritz, Dolls, Maids, Dross, Little Characters

 

1:30: Arrive to put costumes on

All Soldiers, All Mice, Nutcracker and Rat King

 

2pm: Arrive to put costumes on

Icicles, Crystals, Snow corps/soloists

 

3pm: Arrive to put costumes on

3rd graders who are Little Angels and Chinese

 

3:45 Gingerbreads, Baby D's, Bakers are done and can leave

 

5:30pm: Done! Everyone can leave.

 

Today is mostly about the costumes.We need to check everyone's costumes for any last minute problems and make sure the dancers know how it feels to do their dances in the costume, approximately how long they have to change between dances and get familiar with the order of the show.

HAIR: Hair must be slicked back in a bun (or as directed by the teacher) so that headpieces will look right. Party Girls, Clara, Clara's Friends and Party Moms need to have their hair done as for the performance with the hairpieces, etc.

SHOES/TIGHTS Be sure to have the required shoes and tights.

MAKE UP: All dancers 5th grade and older make up is required. Younger dancers it's optional.

 

* Please note: if you need to purchase shoes, tights, or body liners from us, please do that during office hours. During the dress rehearsal, we will not have anyone at the front desk to sell dance wear.

 

*Bring your own bobby pins, hairspray.

 

SUNDAY PHOTO SHOOT- DECEMBER 10

Moments In Time will be at the studio to take photos of dancers in their costumes! The sign up sheet will be at the studio and you must sign up in advance!

 

We need to know the name of your dancer and the costume she wants. She can do a photo for each dance if she wants, just be sure to write that down.

 

We are doing mostly individual shots but you can sign up for buddy pictures.

 

If you want a photo with one of our soloists (Sugar Plum, etc) then sign up for the #6 slot.

 

We can only accommodate about 10-15 dancers per time slot, so sign up early!

 

 

Time Slots:

 

Slot #1: 1-1:30

Slot #2: 1:30-2

Slot #3: 2-2:30

Slot #4: 2:30-3

Slot #5: 3-3:30

Slot #6: 3:30-4 Soloists will be available during this slot if you want a photo with them.

Slot #7: 4-5 This slot is for pointe dancers only to allow for more poses.

 

Order forms and price sheets are at the studio.

 

Payment will be required at the time of the shoot.

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE WEEKEND AT PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL

2017

FRIDAY THE 15th

MANDATORY FRIDAY DRESS REHEARSAL PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL (open to parents)

6pm CALL

 

This is theater talk for when everyone is expected at the theater with the exception of the Mother Ginger dancers who can arrive no later than 6:20. Third grade Angels/Chinese can arrive anytime to sit in the auditorium with a parent, but not later than 8pm (because they are not in Act 1).

The following dances will have a “blocking” rehearsal:

Our goal is for Kd-2nd graders to not have to stay until the end so they will be “blocked” in before the actual rehearsal without costumes.

6-6:10 Snowy Forest (Icicles, Crystals, Clara, Nutcracker, Snow Queen and Attendants)

No costumes. Wear dance practice clothes and have hair/make up done. Please come directly to the auditorium. We will block it on the stage. We will run it in full costume during Act 1.

6:10-6:20 Arabian (Scarf girls, Basket girls, soloist and Corps)

 

No costumes. Wear dance practice clothes and have hair/makeup done. Please come directly to the auditorium. We will block it on the stage. We will run it again in full costume during Act 2 WITHOUT THE BASKET GIRLS.

6:20-6:35pm all Mother Ginger dancers (Gingerbreads, Bakers, Baby D's, and Mother Ginger)

No costumes. Wear dance practice clothes and have hair/makeup done. Please come directly to the auditorium. We will practice on the stage with the Mother Ginger apparatus. We are practicing this dance out of order so that the girls don't have to stay as late. The dancers should just wear their dance practice clothes. After this they will go to the dressing room to get ready for Act 1 (Little Mouse, Little Clara, Little Soldier, and Little and Big Mice) with costumes and make up.

7-8:30pm (approximate) ACT 1

(Party girls, boys, Friends, Maids, Parents, Dolls, Little Characters, Clara/Fritz, Dross, Nutcracker, Rat King, Big/Little Mice, Mama Mice, Soldiers, Crystals, Icicles, Snow Queen, Attendants, Snow corps and soloists)

Full hair and make up is required and should be done at home before arriving. We will try to run it without stopping, but problem spots may need to be repeated so DO NOT leave until you've been formally dismissed. (Mice who are also Mother Ginger dancers will be dismissed after Battle Scene is over and can go home).

 

Be advised that NO FOOD OR SOFT DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE DRESSING ROOMS. ONLY WATER. All eating must be done in the hallway and you must wear a cover up over your costume. Hair and make up should be done at home.

No orange snacks (i.e. Cheetos, Doritos, Goldfish, etc.).  No chocolate.
Yes to: pretzels, graham crackers/Teddy Grahams, plain popcorn/Pirate's Booty, crackers such as Wheat Thins, Ritz, etc., Nilla Wafers, cheese sticks/string cheese, Lunchables/cheese & crackers.

 

8:30-8:45pm (approximate) Change sets and costumes for Act 2

 

Be advised that NO FOOD OR SOFT DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE DRESSING ROOMS. ONLY WATER. All eating must be done in the hallway and you must wear a cover up over your costume.

8:45-10:15pm (approximate) ACT 2 (Angels, Prologue, Spanish, Marzipan, Russian, Arabian, Chinese, Flowers, Sugar Plum, Finale, Bows) No Mother Ginger dancers, no Basket Girls.

We will run Act 2 WITHOUT Mother Ginger dancers or Arabian Basket girls. Full hair and make up is required. Any problem spots will be addressed. DO NOT leave until you are dismissed because we WILL practice bows after Finale. Even if you are not in the Finale you ARE in Bows, so we will practice that at the end.

 

 

SATURDAY the 16th

5-5:45pm: Ballet warm up only for

BALLET 5, Pointe 1, 2, and 3

AT THEATER (this is mandatory if you are on pointe) Wear warm ups and meet onstage.

6-6:30pm

Block Flowers and Snow onstage, practice Dross/Clara final pose

6:30pm CALL

(arrival time)

All performers at the theater with hair and make up already DONE. Remember to put your name in ALL shoes, tights, etc. Bring bobby pins, safety pins, and hair spray. A Lost and Found box will be at the theater. Please bring a jacket or T shirt to wear over your costume if you plan to eat with it on.

No orange snacks (i.e. Cheetos, Doritos, Goldfish, etc.).  No chocolate.
Yes to: pretzels, graham crackers/Teddy Grahams, plain popcorn/Pirate's Booty, crackers such as Wheat Thins, Ritz, etc., Nilla Wafers, cheese sticks/string cheese, Lunchables/cheese & crackers.

7-9pm

Show #1

Flowers, snacks, and bottled water will be sold in the lobby. DVD order forms also in the lobby.

SUNDAY the 17th

12:30-1:15 Ballet warm up (Ballet levels 5, Pointe 1,2, and 3)

AT THEATER (this is mandatory if you are on pointe) Wear warm ups and meet onstage

1:15-1:30pm

Run through for Sugar Plum Shows 2,3, Kissy Doll – Shows 2, 3

1:30pm CALL

(arrival time)

All performers at theater with hair and make up already DONE. Remember to put your name in ALL shoes, tights, etc. Bring bobby pins, safety pins, and hair spray. A Lost and Found box will be at the theater. Please bring a jacket or T shirt to wear over your costume if you plan to eat with it on.

No orange snacks (i.e. Cheetos, Doritos, Goldfish, etc.).  No chocolate.
Yes to: pretzels, graham crackers/Teddy Grahams, plain popcorn/Pirate's Booty, crackers such as Wheat Thins, Ritz, etc., Nilla Wafers, cheese sticks/string cheese, Lunchables/cheese & crackers.

2pm-4pm

Show #2

Flowers, snacks, and bottled water will be sold in the lobby. DVD order forms also in the lobby.

4pm-6:30pm

Go home, eat a light dinner, rest.

6-6:30pm TBA

Rehearsals if needed

6:30pm CALL

(arrival time)

All performers at theater with hair and make up already DONE. Remember to put your name in ALL shoes, tights, etc. Bring bobby pins, safety pins, and hair spray. A Lost and Found box will be at the theater. Please bring a jacket or T shirt to wear over your costume if you plan to eat with it on.

No orange snacks (i.e. Cheetos, Doritos, Goldfish, etc.).  No chocolate.
Yes to: pretzels, graham crackers/Teddy Grahams, plain popcorn/Pirate's Booty, crackers such as Wheat Thins, Ritz, etc., Nilla Wafers, cheese sticks/string cheese, Lunchables/cheese & crackers.

7pm-9pm

Show #3

Flowers, snacks, and bottled water will be sold in the lobby. DVD order forms also in the lobby.