NUTCRACKER 2019 INFORMATION
Auditions for The Nutcracker will be held on Sunday, September 22nd at the Classical
Ballet of WNY studios at 8180 Main St in Clarence. Your audition time depends on your
ballet class level, so please check the following carefully:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd:
Advanced Ballet- Please bring pointe shoes (girls) and ballet slippers
10:45am Studio will open for registration and warm-up
11:15-1:30 Advanced Ballet Audition- Some students may be asked to stay later
Ballet 7 & Ballet 8- Please bring pointe shoes (girls) and ballet slippers
1:00-1:30 Registration and warm-up
1:30-3:00 Ballet 7 & Ballet 8 Audition- Not all students will audition on pointe
Ballet 1B, Ballet 2, Ballet 3
2:45 Registration begins
3:00-4:15 Ballet 1B, Ballet 2, Ballet 3 Audition
Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Ballet 6
4:00 Registration begins
4:15-5:45 Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Ballet 6 Audition
TENTATIVE Dress Rehearsal and Performance Schedule (Subject to change):
Monday, December 2nd: Late afternoon to evening- Dress Rehearsal- Act I
Tuesday, December 3rd: Late afternoon to evening- Dress Rehearsal- Act II (Incl. Angels)
Student Matinee Performance- Friday, December 6th at 10:30am
Public Performances- Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 & 7:00
THE ABOVE PERFORMANCES WILL BE DIVIDED INTO 2 CASTS
• REHEARSALS will begin Sunday, Sept 29th for most, but not all, parts
• Angel rehearsals will begin in mid-October
• Nutcracker rehearsals will be evenly divided between the Lockport studios & the
Clarence studios (5 Sundays at each location).
• There is a Performance Fee for each cast member, which will range from $50-
$80, depending on your level and part. Advanced dancers with multiple parts will
have a higher Performance Fee.
• Each family is required to sell at least one box of candy bars.
• You may sign up (at the studio) your 4 or 5 year old to be an Angel in The
Nutcracker on a first come, first served basis. Please remember that Angel
positions are limited, so sign up early.
• Children age 6 and older have to audition for The Nutcracker. If you are
unable to attend the audition, we may still be able to have a part for you.