The Nutcracker 2015

The Nutcracker 2015

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Nutcracker Cast List by show 2015

Nutcracker Audition Brochure

 

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Nutcracker Ticket Order Form 2015

Nutcracker T-Shirt Order Form 2015

Nutcracker DVD Order Form 2015

 

 

 

Dear Parents:

Welcome to Seven Star School Nutcracker Cast 2015! We are so proud of every single dancer from our littlest Angel to our first Sugar Plum Fairy, Cayla Blake. It is truly inspiring to see the improvements that have been made and the confidence that has been built from participating in the annual Nutcracker.

Unfortunately, we cannot cast every dancer in the role they would like to be placed in, and often times seeing the castings can be the most difficult challenge for any dancer of any age. In these next few days while you digest the castings please, discuss these thoughts with your children to help them weed through the many emotions they will be feeling:

– Encourage them to be proud of themselves! Being a part of the Nutcracker is an honor. Many dancers would love the opportunity to be perform in a production like this, build lifelong friends and work with different choreographers! This is a great opportunity to do what they love!

– Being a part of this production is truly a group effort. Every person involved in the ballet is a significant piece to our puzzle. Each dancer needs to work together to reach their goal and be successful.

– A placement is what you make of it. The more you put into your dancing and choreography, the more it will shine on stage.

– Our main goal here is to continue to work on technique and performance skills. So, if your child is disappointed, take this experience as a time to learn and grow. There is something to learn from each performance you do, and from each choreographer/instructor you work with. Encourage your child to focus on the learning and the attempt to become a better dancer, and they may be surprised at how much they get out of it.

– Remember, we are all human; some children will jump up and down with excitement, while others may be extremely disappointed. It is important to consider each and everyone’s feelings. All dancers will be expected to show respect to each and every one of their cast members. The knowledge and friendship each student will take away from this experience will last much longer than this year’s production.

Thank you again for all of your hard work. We can’t wait to see you all at rehearsals!! 🙂
~ Miss Anita and Miss Nicole

 

Important Notices:

12/2/15:

Dear Parents,
It has been a wonderful journey this year with our Nutcracker cast. I am sure you will be delighted when you see the end results. Just a few reminders:
1. Inculded in this email is the rehearsal schedule for next week. Please read through the schedule very carefully to make sure you are at all the necessary rehearsals. We have tried very hard to stramline the rehearsal process but we do need everyone there when they are called/  Angel and Bon bon moms please take note that I need four parents for each group to monitor the children while at rehearsal. Please email me back and I will get it to the appropraite person.
2. Also please stop in at perfectpotluck.com. The administrator name is mangini and the password is ssspa. We have a cast party between the two Saturday shows. It serves the purpose of getting the children together and also making sure they eat. You will see that you can sign up for different food groups. Also there is the list of helpers that we need during the show. It takes so many people for the show to reun smoothly and I would like to thank you in advance if you could lend a hand.
3. Any questions please email me and I will answer them promptly.
Miss Donna

Reminder: Below is the list of roles and which acts & scenes they are in:

Act 1 Scene 1 is referred to as the PARTY SCENE and includes the following roles:

Party Adults,Maids, Lead Maids, Clara, Fritz, Party Kids, Clara’s Friends, Dolls, Drosselmeyer

Act 1 Scene 2 is referred to as DREAM SCENE and BATTLE SCENE and includes the following roles:

Nutcraker Prince, Clara, Mice,Soldiers, Mouse Queen, Snow Leads, Snow Corps and Reindeer

Act 2 is referred to as the DIVERTISSMENTS and involves the following roles:

All Angels,Reindeer, Sugarplum Attendants,Sugarplum,Cavalier, all Spanish, all Arabian, all Chinese, all Bon Bons, all Marzipan, all Candy Canes, Flowers, and Dewdrop

FINAL NUTCRACKER WEEK (Click for printable version)

We’ve made it. This is a complete schedule for next week. Just a few general reminders:

  1. Each day there will be dinner ordered. Monday and Wednesday will be pizza, water and a snack and Tuesday and Thursday will be sandwich, snack and water. I must have the order in to me by 5:00 so I can order. Cost will be $7.00 each day.
  2. All rehearsals will be at Brewster High School starting Dec. 7th.
  3. Please arrive promptly as we want to begin rehearsals on time so we can let everyone out on time.
  4. Most of you will not have rehearsals all four days so we ask that you do some homework ahead to keep on top of it
  5. All tickets will be distributed at the high school.
  6. There will be no collective classes during the week of December 7-13. There will be no rehearsals on Friday December 11.
  7. All primetimes are cancelled for the week. Miss Jaclyn will be getting in touch with individuals to see if a time can be arranged.

Monday December 7th

4:30-9   Run Act 2 all casts.

(This is without costumes. If we start promptly at 4:30 we will get you out as close to 9 as possible No bonbons or angels)

Tuesday December 8th

4:30-5:30 Snow, Snow leads, reindeer, clara, prince.

5:30-9:00 Act 1 all casts

(This is without costumes)

Wednesday December 9th

4:30-6:30 Show A (Friday at 6:30) run through with costumes

*Childrens Chorus

*****All angels and Bonbons (all four casts) report at 5 in costume. I will need 4 angel mothers and 4 bonbon mothers. This is the only rehearsal for the angels and bonbons. If you are any other part you must attend the appropriate rehearsal.

7:00-9:00 Show B (Saturday at 3) No angels, no bonbons

Thurs Dec 10th

4:30-6:30 Show C (Saturday at 7:30) run through with costumes ***no angels or bonbons

7-9 Show D (Sunday at 3:00) run through with costumes**** no angels or bonbons

11/24/15:

Dear Parents,

Our final in house rehearsal will take place on December 5 th. All costumes will be distributed at this time. Here is the schedule:

2:00-6:00       All of cast A (Friday at 6:30) and Cast B (Saturday at 3:00).

                      All angels and bonbons from all 4 shows should arrive at 3:30 and they will be done at 6:00.

6:00-6:30       Dinner break (Pizza,water and snack $7.00)

6:30-8:30       All of Cast C (Saturday at 7:30) and Cast D (Sunday at 3:00).

                      No angels or bonbons(they come to the earlier rehearsal.)

This rehearsal is very important as all costumes will be handed out. If you can not attend I need an email and the reason. The schedule for tech week will come out shortly

Secondly, each year we plan a potluck meal between the two shows on Saturday. It is a way for the cast to get together and share dinner and you do not have to take them out. We do this online at perfectpotluck.com, Mangini is the meal organizer and the password is ssspa. It is here that you can sign up for something to share and also volunteer for any jobs back stage.

Thirdly, I need by tommorrow the number of tee shirts. If you have not ordered one yet please email me and you can pay on Monday. This is very urgent. I do not want children without tee shirts because I do not order many extras.

Forthly…..Tickets, I still have many people who have not ordered tickets. Please let me know as soon as possible what your ticket order is.

And lastly, the DVD order is very small. We will not be able to continue to have our videographer if there are not enough sales for him to come. Please if you are planning to order place the order as soon as possible.

Have a great holiday weekend. Miss Donna

11/16/15:

Hello Everyone !
We need 4 parent volunteers for full run through rehearsals next Sunday November 22nd. The times are 1pm to 4:30pm or 4:30pm to 7pm.

If you can help out Please email Nancy Summa at nsumma821@yahoo.com to sign up.

Thanks in Advance

Also there will be rehearsal on Decemeber 5th and not December 6th. A schedule will follow shortly.

Please start getting your orders in for the nutcracker, tickets, tights, shoes, DVD’s, teeshirts. I have to put numbers in by the 25th.

Donna

11/11/15:

Dear Parents,
Here are the rehearsals times for November 21 and 22nd. Also is the list of items needed for the nutcracker and an order form. Please feel free to call is you have any questions. Donna

November 21
All rehearsals with Melissa and Jackie will remain the same
1;15-2 Prince, Drosselmeyer, and Clara
2-2:45 Sugar Plum Fairy
2:45-3:30 Reindeer, sugar plum, sugar plum attendants, snow queen, clara, prince
3:30-4:30 Party adults
4:30-5:30 battle scene (ballet mice, tap mice, soldiers, mouse queen, prince and clara
5:30-6:30 Finale Lead Chinese,Chinese,lead candy cane, candy cane, dew drop, flowers,lead spanish, demi soloist Spanish, lead arabian,demi arabian, Arabian, lead marzipan, marzipan attendants)
6:30-7:30Andrey and Cayla

Nov 22
1-4 run through cast A (Friday at 6:30) and B (Saturday at 3:00)
Angels and bonbons arrive at 2:30 (unless you have a part in act 1)

4-4:30 we will offer pizza water and a snack for 6.00

4:30-7:30 run through cast C (Saturday at 7:30) and D (Sunday at 3:00).
Angels and bonbon arrive at 6 (unless you have a part in act 1)

These are the supplies your children need for the nutcracker. Please use the order form supplied and submit it prior to November 24, 2015. Nutcracker Dancewear Order Form

Needed:
1.All students should have make up and hair supplies to put hair in a bun unless otherwise noted
2. All students should have a camisole to put on under their costumes. No one should wear their costume home.
3. All orders must be in by November 24th in order to get them on time
Sugar plum Fairy – pointe shoes and pink tights
Clara – pink tights pink ballet shoes
Claras friends – pink tights pink ballet shoes
Fritz -black ballet shoes and white trouser socks
Maids – pink tights
Party Adults- boys black socks and black dress shoes
Girls character shoes and pink tights
Party Kids – boys white tights and black ballet shoes
girls pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Ballerina Doll pink tights pink ballet shoes or pointe shoes
Russian Doll black boots
Harlequin Doll pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Mouse queen black tap shoes and tights
Lead Mouse pink shoes and pink tights
Ballet Mice pink shoes and pink tights
Tap mice tan tights and tan shoes
Soldiers tan tights and tap shoes
Chinese pink tights and pink ballet shoes
Candy Canes white tights we will fix your shoes
Flowers pink tights and pink shoes with ribbons
Lead Bon Bons pink ballet shoes, pink tights (hair in bun)
Bon Bons pink ballet shoes and pink tights hair in two curly pigtails
Prince- black dress pants, black socks, black tap shoes
Snowflakes pink tights pink shoes with ribbons
Angels pink tights and pink shoes hair half up and half down curly
Sugar Plum Attendants pink tights and pink shoes
Spanish black tights, see me if you don’t have black character shoes
Arabian footless tights tan
Reindeer pink ballet shoes and pink tights
Marzipan lead point shoes
Marzipan Attendants pink tights and pink ballet shoes

11/7/15:

Dear Parents,
All rehearsals for November 15th have been cancelled!!!! There were way too many conflicts.

Here is the rehearsal schedule for the following days. We are demanding full attendance at these rehearsals. If for some reason you are not able to attend please call us.

November 14
All Miss Jackie and Miss Melissa’s rehearsals will remain the same.
1:10-2 Prince, Clara , Drosselmeyer, Fritz and lead maid.
2-4 Run through Act1 Scene 1 Party Scene (Clara, Clara Friends, Fritz, party kids,party adults, lead maids, maid, dolls and drosselmeyer.

Thank you, Miss Donna

 

11/4/15:

Dear Parents

Here is the rehearsal schedule for the following days. We are demanding full attendance at these rehearsals. If for some reason you are not able to attend please call us.

November 14

All Miss Jackie and Miss Melissa’s rehearsals will remain the same.

1:10-2 Prince, Clara , Drosselmeyer, Fritz and lead maid.

2-4 Run through Act1 Scene 1 Party Scene (Clara, Clara Friends, Fritz, party kids,party adults, lead maids, maid, dolls and drosselmeyer

November 15th

2-5 Run through of the whole show

Act 1 will finish at about 3:30 so if you are only in Act 2 you can arrive at 3:15.

If you have nothing in Act 2 you can leave as soon as we finish Act 1.

Please send your child with adequate snacks and liquid for the time span they will be here.

For future references:

Act 1 Scene 1 is refered to as the PARTY SCENE and includes the following roles:

Party Adults,Maids, Lead Maids, Clara, Fritz, Party Kids, Clara’s Friends, Dolls, Drosselmeyer

Act 1 Scene 2 is referred to as DREAM SCENE and BATTLE SCENE and includes the following roles:

Nutcraker Prince, Clara, Mice,Soldiers, Mouse Queen, Snow Leads, Snow Corps and Reindeer

Act 2 is referred to as the DIVERTISSMENTS and involves the following roles:

All Angels,Reindeer, Sugarplum Attendants,Sugarplum,Cavalier, all Spanish, all Arabian, all Chinese, all BonBons, all Marzipan, all Candycanes, Flowes, and Dewdrop

Thank you for your constant cooperation throughout the process. Miss Donna

 

10/24/15:

Just a few notes about the next two weeks:
October 31st
*There will be no rehearsals for Bon Bons, Angels, Ballet Mice, Tap Mice, Soldiers, Arabian, Chinese and Spanish

Miss Melissa and Miss Jackie (Happy Halloween)

4pm to 6pm Cayla Blake and Cavalier with Andrei Kisselev

November 1
1pm-3pm Lead Snow (Everyone please!!!)
3-3:30 Dew Drop

November 7
1:10-2 Lead Snow
2-4 Divertissements Spanish, Demi Solo Spanish, lead Spanish, lead Arabian, demi Arabian, Arabian, Marzipan, Lead Marzipan, Lead Bon Bon, Bon Bons, Mother Angels, Lead Angels and Angels,Flowers, Cavalier, Sugar Plum, Dew Drop, Lead Chinese, Chinese,lead candy cane and candy canes.
2:45-4:00 Mouse Queen, Nutcracker Prince, Soldiers and Tap Mice with Miss Jackie
4-6 Dream Scene Drosselmeyer, Clara, Nutcracker Prince Ballet Mice Tap Mice Soldiers, Snow lead and Corps.
4-6 Cayla and Cavalier with Andrei

****These are the only rehearsals taking part on this day. Please be aware of some time changes.*****

November 8
2-4 – Party Scene (Clara, Clara Friends, Fritz, Party kids, Party Adults, lead maid, maids, dolls and Drosselmeyer)
4-6 – Dream Scene including snow corps and leads.

9/30/15:

Dear Parents,
Revised schedule for Oct. 3,10,17
1:30-2:30 Harlequin Doll,Ballerina Doll and Russian Doll
2:30-3 Dew Drop
3-4 Sugar Plum Fairy
4:4:30 Lead Chinese
4:30-5:30 Marzipan Lead
6:00-6:30 Spanish
6:30 Lead Snow

On October 17th
2-4 Party Scene Rehearsal involves:
Party kids, Drosselmeyer, Party Adults, Fritz, Clara, Clara’s friends, Maids, Dolls.

Attention: Clara and Clara’s best friends. Your rehearsal  will be on Saturday from 12:20-1:10 PM on October 3rd,10th  and 17th. We will update you after that. You will also be needed on October 17th for the Party scene with Acting Coach from 2-4 in addition to class time.

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