Green Room

CONGRATULATIONS! to all students who have been accepted as Performing Company Members! 

Please check this virtual GREEN ROOM often for company info, rehearsal schedule updates, BRAVO information, and more.  Each company member also has a FILE FOLDER located in the front lobby at the studio.  Performers are expected to check their folder each and every time they are at DCN.

 

The Magic of the Nutcracker ~ 32 years of Magic! 

 

      

11/17/20   Important Update!!  NUTCRACKER CAST.... CHECK YOUR EMAILS!!!  

 

COSTUMING, HAIR, & MAKEUP INFO

CLICK HERE to download the 2020 Nutcracker Costume/Makeup Guide by Role

Please look at the required items for your child's roles and evaluate what he/she will need.  The Avenue will have required accessories available for purchase soon (we anticipate by Monday, 11/16).  Some items are currently in stock.  Feel free to stop into the Avenue this week to see if your child's size is available now!  You might also consider reaching out to families whose children owned those items in past performance seasons.  Many accessories are still in good condition after one season! 

 

CLICK HERE to download the Basic Stage Makeup Guide 

The Basic Stage Makeup Guide is a summarized version of the more detailed Nutcracker Makeup Guide.  If you are new to stage makeup, start with the Basic Guide to get your bearings.  Then reference the detailed Nutcracker Guide for more specific directions.  Contact information for Sonia Benavides (BRAVO Makeup Lead Coordinator) can be found at the bottom of the Nutcracker Makeup Guide.

 

CLICK HERE to download the Nutcracker Makeup Guide

Please keep in mind that the Nutcracker Makeup Guide does not take into account revisions that will need to be made to accomodate masks.  Sonia Benavides and the DCN staff will communicate guidelines for application, character/specialty makeup, etc.  Please stay tuned!

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

MAJOR CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE!!  PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY!

DRESS REHEARSALS ADDED 11/21 FOR PARTY & BATTLE

*A call time means that your dancer must be checked in at that time.  Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your call time... and never be late for a call!  There are MANY moving pieces on a big dress rehearsal day.  It's important that there aren't more bodies occupying space than what is called during each time block.  All dancers should arrive with a modesty leotard on under their street clothes.  Keep personal belongings to a minimum (one small dance bag only please!).  

11:00-12:00        All PP1 + Clara & Nanny      S2   Emily

1:30-2:30            All PP2 (Clara, Waltz Leads, Dragon)      S2   Emily, Stacy

3:45                     CALL PARTY SCENE - get into costume (no understudies)

4:00-5:00            Props Prep Studio 2 for Party Scene

5:00-6:30            DRESS REHEARSAL: FULL PARTY SCENE (in full hair, makeup, and costumes with props)

6:30-6:45            Party Scene Dismissed

6:00                     CALL BATTLE SCENE - get into costume (no understudies)

6:30-7:00            Props Prep Studio 2 for Battle Scene

7:00-7:45            DRESS REHEARSAL: FULL BATTLE SCENE INTO CLARA PAS (in full hair, makeup, and costumes with props)

7:45-8:00            Battle Scene Dismissed

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MAJOR CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE!!  PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY!

FILMING ADDED 11/22 FOR PARTY, BATTLE, BON BONS, & CLARA ACT 2 ENDING

*A call time means that your dancer must be checked in at that time.  Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your call time... and never be late for a call!  There are MANY moving pieces on a big dress rehearsal day.  It's important that there aren't more bodies occupying space than what is called during each time block.  All dancers should arrive with a modesty leotard on under their street clothes.  Keep personal belongings to a minimum (one small dance bag only please!).  

11:00-12:30        Ballet 6-8 Class with Greg   

ACT 1 (NO SNOW SCENE)

12:15                   CALL PARTY SCENE - get into costume (no understudies)

12:30-1:30          Props Prep Studio 2 for Party Scene 

1:30-3:00            **FILM** FULL PARTY SCENE (in full hair, makeup, and costumes with props)      

3:00-3:15            Party Scene Dismissed

3:00-4:00             CAST & CREW DINNER BREAK: FOOD PROVIDED (cast members in both Party and Battle only- all others must exit building)

3:45                     CALL BATTLE SCENE - get into costume (no understudies)

3:45-4:30            Props Prep Studio 2 for Battle Scene 

4:45-6:00            **FILM** FULL BATTLE SCENE into CLARA PAS (in full hair, makeup, and costumes with props)  

6:00-6:15            Battle Scene Dismissed    

ACT 2

6:00-6:30            Props Prep Studio 2 for Act 2

6:15                     CALL BON BONS - get into costume (no understudies)

6:30-7:15            **FILM** CLARA ACT 2 ENDING (with Clara, Nut Prince, Dross - in full hair, makeup, and costumes with props)  

                            **FILM** BON BONS ENTRANCE ONLY (with Bon Bons, Dross, Nanny, Clara - in full hair, makeup, and costumes with props)  

6:30                     CALL ACT 2 - get into costume (no understudies) 

7:00-8:30            ACT 2 DRESS REHEARSAL; NO FILMING (in full hair, makeup, and costumes with props)     
                            Opening w/ Sugar Plum & Cavalier Variations
                           Kingdom
                           Spanish
                           Chinese & Dragon
                           Russian
                           Arabian
                           Marzi
                           Bon Bons
                           Waltz
                           Sugar Plum Pas
                           Finale
8:30-9:00           All Cast Dismissal; Costumes, Props, Sets Away; CLEAN UP!

 

 

COSTUMING FITTINGS

Trying to navigate the world of individual costume fittings can be a little overwhelming.  Hopefully this space helps to streamline the process for you and your dancer!

Links to helpful documents as well as the Costume Fitting Signup Genius are just below the following picture.  

 

CLICK HERE to view Signup Genius Information for Dancers

CLICK HERE to view the Fitting Guidance Matrix

UPDATED!!  Individual Costume Fitting Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAFAE2BA5FAC07-pp3nutcracker

 

BRAVO! 

The 2020 Nutcracker BRAVO Sign Up is now open!  Jobs are added as the need arises, so please check often.

Head to Sign Up Genius via the link below to volunteer!  The access code is in your email from Samantha sent on Monday, 9/14.

BRAVO Volunteer Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4FADAF28A57-20201