Nutcracker in a Nutshell 2016
The magical story of the Nutcracker will be told through creative movement, choreographed by dance professional Mary Jane Gamble.
You won’t want to miss this holiday treat! Boys and girls ages 4-12 yrs. old may enroll in this special workshop.
NK 2016 FAQ's
What are the dates for Group A and Group B?
Group A (Performance Saturday December 10, 2016 5pm)
Rehearsal times and dates
4-5 yrs. – 4-4:30 pm
Monday 12/ 5 Only Main Character extra rehearsal ( 4:30-6pm)
Dress rehearsal Sat. Dec 10th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m.
Performance Sat. Dec 10th at 5:00pm (dancers arrive at 4:15 pm)
Group B Tues/Thurs. (Performance Saturday December 17, 2015 5pm)
4-5 yrs. – 4-4:30 pm
Tuesday 12/13 Only Main Character extra rehearsal ( 4:30-6pm)
Dress rehearsal Sat. Dec 17th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m.
Performance Sat. Dec 17th at 5:00pm (dancers arrive at 4:15 pm)
Can I bring the check and registration to the first class ?
In order to balance class sizes, keep registration organized and free Mary Jane to focus on teaching the children, all registration will be handled through the Eventbrite site.
Why is the cost $117 ?
The final cost of $117 includes the Eventbrite and credit card service fees.
Can I order the DVD after the performance?
DVD's are only available online through this site. The DVD's are of excellent quality and there is no photography or videotaping during the performance.
DVD's are $25 with an extra $2.37 service charge.
What should my child wear to practice?
Please have your child wear comfortable clothing and bare feet.
What is the "Main Characters Rehearsal"?
An extra rehearsal for dancers who are in Drosselmyers workshop, Clara, Nutcracker, Rat King. Mary Jane will let those children know after the first week of practice.
What should my child wear for the dress rehearsal and performance?
Costume list: (Mary Jane will post roles after the first few classes)
Students need to “under dress” in close fitting type clothes such as a leotard and footless tights. (exception: if they are a “real boy” they can wear black sweat pants). "Girls" need a light weight coat for the skating scene to cover the party dress. “Boys” can wear a scarf/hat for the opening scene.
BOYS: red shirt and black pants
GIRL: party dress and bare feet (please send a doll that can stay at the theater for the run of the show)
SOLDIERS: red shirt and black pants. MJane provides hats for the soldiers.
RAT: black pants or tights
Please wear any close fitting leotard and tights without feet. Boys can wear black sweatpants. They do not need any BOYS/GIRLS, RAT/SOLDIER or coat costumes.
What time does the performance start?
The show begins promptly at 5pm and lasts a little over an hour.
Does my child need to attend every rehearsal?
Yes! We have only 10 hours of practice time to learn all of the parts.
How do I sign up to bring treats after the performance?
I still have questions about the Nutcracker in a Nutshell...
For NK performance ?'s MaryJane 517-282-3303 firstname.lastname@example.org
For Registration ?'s Liesel Carlson email@example.com