Rehearsals

Nutcracker Rehearsals
Follow Schedules Below

Saturday Sewers/Wardrobe help: 2:30-4:30

 

Ballet 1: Nutcracker (Detailed) Schedule:
Participants in Ginger Snaps

Here is an outline of the Mother Ginger Children’s (Ginger Snaps) rehearsal schedule for the 46th Nutcracker at Berkeley City Ballet:

  • Rehearsals to learn the Mother Ginger dance are held during class.
  • One stage rehearsal is scheduled. It will be held Saturday, December 21, at the Ohlone College Smith Center in Fremont. This rehearsal is to orient your child to the stage and theater.
  • For security reasons, no one other than cast members and theater staff is allowed backstage. Students will need to sign in and out at the stage door (bulletin board on left). Please drop off and pick up your child at the designated times. There is no supervision at the theater before the scheduled arrival time. BCB will assign three parents for each show to supervise Ballet 1 (info to come).
  • Students will not be released from the theater unless picked up by a parent or guardian.
  • Students are required to stay at the theater for the day, for both the matinee (1pm) and evening (5pm) performances. Please send food, warm clothes, and entertainment.
  • Ballet 1 students’ need clean, pink, ballet shoes for the performances. The costumes will be provided. Girls should also bring all their hair supplies. Their buns will be made by staff at the theater.
  • Rehearsals are mandatory. Students must attend to participate in the production.
  • For the most current schedule check the BCB website under Rehearsals:
  • A group rate at a Marriott hotel in Fremont will be available for BCB families for Saturday night if needed (info to come).

Mandatory Rehearsal Schedule:

Saturday, December 21, Performances at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont

10:45          Arrive at theater. Sign in. Find dressing room backstage (sign on door).
11:15-12:15 Mother Ginger Rehearsal (onstage)
1:00-3:00 Performance
3:00-3:30 Cast Photo (
all students to the stage in costume)
5:00-7:00 Performance
6:30-7:00 Pick-up

Sunday, December 22, Performances at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont

12:00        Arrive at theater. Sign in. Find dressing room backstage (sign on door).
1:00-3:00 Performance
5:00-7:00 Performance
6:30-7:00 Pick-up

 

Ballet 2: Nutcracker (Detailed) Schedule:
Participants in Act 1: Mice, Soldiers, Party Children

  • This is an outline of the rehearsal schedule. Check on Nutcracker rehearsals on our website for any changes.
  • At the theater, for security reasons, no one other than cast members and scheduled volunteers are allowed backstage. Please drop off and pick up your child at the designated times. There are no exceptions. There is no supervision at the theater before the scheduled arrival time.
  • Students will not be released from the theater unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents must inquire at the stage door for their child and check out upon departure.
  • Garlands: Every effort will be made to have Garland rehearsals first, out of order. Garlands must attend rehearsals at the theater on Friday, December 14.
  • Students are required to stay at the theater for the day, for both the matinee and evening performances. Please bring food, warm clothes, and entertainment. Volunteer supervision will be provided.
  • All Run-Through and Tech/Dress Rehearsals are mandatory. Students must attend all rehearsals below to participate in the production.
  • Always check website for final details for rehearsals and fittings: Current Schedule
  • Directions to Ohlone College, Smith Center, Fremont CA: Directions
  • For those who would like to stay in Fremont for Friday night (12/20) or Saturday night (12/21),

BCB will provide a link for a group rate at the Courtyard Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley. More information to come.

Saturday, November 16
Berkeley City Ballet
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Run-Through

Saturday, November 23
Berkeley City Ballet
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Run-Through

Thanksgiving Break Nov 27-30

Saturday, December 7
Berkeley City Ballet
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Run-Through

Saturday, December 14
Berkeley City Ballet
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Dress Rehearsal (full costume and make-up)

Friday, December 20:  Dress Rehearsal
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont

3:00         Arrive: Clara and Garlands (in Finale)
3:30-4:00 Blocking and Run-Through Prologue, Finale (Clara and Garlands)
4:00-4:30 Blocking and Run-Through Flowers (Flowers, Flower Queen, Garlands)
4:00         Arrive: Act 1 Participants (use stage door)
4:30–5:00 Blocking Party Scene and Toy Boxes (Party Children, Parents, Doll, Harlequin)
5:00–5:30 Blocking Battle Scene (Mice, Mouse Queen, Soldiers)
6:00–8:00 Dress Rehearsal (in full costume and make-up):
Act 1 Run Cast 1 (no Snow)
Act 1 Run Cast 2 (with Snow-continue into Act 2)
8:00 Pick up: for Act 1 Participants. Please be prompt.

Saturday and Sunday December 21 and 22 – Performances at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont

11:30         Arrive: Act 1 Participants (use stage door) (prepare for perf: make-up, hair, costume, set props)
12:30-1:00 Notes in lounge (Act 1) (be ready for performance)
1:00–3:00 Performance
3:00-4:00 Cast Photo
(all) and Photo Shoot (selected students) (Saturday only) (all to the stage in costume)
3:15-4:15 Lunch in Green Room (if ordered)
4:30-5:00  Notes in lounge (Act 1) (be ready for performance)
5:00–7:00 Performance
6:30–7:00 Pick-up: Please be prompt.

Supplies Needed for Performances Act 1:
Discount Dance Supply: Style and links below:

According to casting: please purchase these items for the performances:
Little Girls: new pink shoes (Bloch-full sole) and tights ((Style No: 9)
Little Girls and Boys: Nude spaghetti-strap leotard. No plastic straps (Style No: TB49C)
Little Boys and Soldiers: Black ballet slippers: (Style No: T1000C) or Blochs (same as uniform): Give to BCB office by 12/7
Mice: Canvas shoes in white (Amazon: any make) (Shoes will shrink when dyed. Buy ½ size bigger): Give to BCB office for dyeing by 11/23
Hair: Party Children, Mice and Soldiers:
Available at discount dance: by Bunheads
Long hairpins
Short bobby pins
Hairnets (with elastic)
Hair gel
Elastic hair bands
Hair-brush and comb
Spray water bottle (small)
Make-up: Party Children and Soldiers only: 
Liquid foundation (one shade darker than skin)
Eye shadow (dark brown)
Eyeliner Revlon Colorstay (black)
Waterproof mascara (black)
Blush (none for boys)
Lipstick Revlon (color: Certainly Red) (none for boys)
Make-up remover
Cotton pads, Q-tips, tissues, hand towel

 

Ballet 3-6: Nutcracker (Detailed) Schedule:
Participants in Act 1 and Act 2:

  • This is an outline of the rehearsal schedule. Check on Nutcracker rehearsals on our website for any changes.
  • At the theater, for security reasons, no one other than cast members and scheduled volunteers are allowed backstage. Please drop off and pick up your child at the designated times. There are no exceptions. There is no supervision at the theater before the scheduled arrival time.
  • Students will not be released from the theater unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents must inquire at the stage door for their child and check out upon departure.
  • Garlands: Every effort will be made to have Garland rehearsals first, out of order. Garlands must attend rehearsals at the theater on Friday, December 20.
  • Students are required to stay at the theater for the day, for both the matinee and evening performances. Please bring food, warm clothes, and entertainment. Volunteer supervision will be provided.
  • All Run-Through and Tech/Dress Rehearsals are mandatory. Students must attend all rehearsals below to participate in the production. Times below are approximate.
  • Always check website for final times for rehearsals and fittings: Current Schedule
  • Directions to Ohlone College, Smith Center, Fremont CA: -Directions
  • For those who would like to stay in Fremont for Friday night (12/20) or Saturday night (12/21),

BCB will provide a link for a group rate at the Courtyard Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley. More information to come.

Saturday, November 16
Berkeley City Ballet
12:30-2:00 Snow and Act 2 Studio Run-Through
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Run-Through

 Saturday, November 23
Berkeley City Ballet
12:30-2:00 Snow and Act 2 Studio Run-Through
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Run-Through

Thanksgiving Break Nov 27-30

Saturday, December 7
Berkeley City Ballet
12:30-2:00 Snow and Act 2 Studio Run-Through
1:30 Garlands
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Run-Through

Saturday, December 14
Berkeley City Ballet
12:30-2:00 Snow and Act 2 Studio Dress Rehearsal (full costume and make-up)
12:30 Arrive Garlands, Chinese
1:30
Garlands, Chines (in rehearsal)
2:15-4:15 Act 1 Studio Dress Rehearsal (full costume and make-up)

Friday, December 20, Act 2 Rehearsal
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont
10:00
-10:15 Ballet 6 Arrive
10:30-11:30 Ballet 6 Warm-up onstage
12:00-3:30 Snow and Act 2 Rehearsal Run-Through
2:30
          Arrive: Ballet 3-5: Clara, Garlands (also in Finale), Chinese (do hair and make-up)
3:30-4:00 Blocking and Run-Through Prologue, Finale (with Clara and Garlands), Chinese
4:00-4:30 Blocking and Run-Through Flowers (with Flowers, Flower Queen and Garlands)

Friday, December 20,  Dress Rehearsal – Act 1 and 2
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont
4:00
         Arrive: Act 1 Participants
4:30-5:00 Blocking Party Scene and Toy Boxes (Party Children, Parents, Doll, Harlequin)
5:00-5:30 Blocking Battle Scene (Mice, Mouse Queen, Soldiers)
6:00-10:00 Dress Rehearsal (full costume and make-up (All)
Act 1 Cast 1 (with no Snow)
Act 1 Cast 2 (with Snow-continue into Act 2)
8:00         Departure for Act 1
9:00         Departure (approx) Act 2

Saturday, December 21, Performances at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont
9:45
              Arrive: Ballet 3-6
10:00-10:15 Notes on stage (Act 2)
10:15-11:15 Ballet 3-5 Warm-Up Class (little theater)
10:15-11:15 Ballet 6 Warm-up Class (onstage)
11:15-12:15 Mother Ginger Rehearsal
11:30
          Arrive: Act 1 Participants (use stage door) (prepare for perf: make-up, hair, costume, set props)
12:30-1:00  Notes in lounge (Act 1) (be ready for performance)
1:00-3:00   Performance
3:00-4:00   Cast Photo
(all) and Photo Shoot (selected students) (all to the stage in costume)
3:15-4:15   Lunch in Green Room (if ordered)
4:30-5:00    Notes in lounge (Act 1 and 2) (be ready for performance)
5:00-7:00   Performance
6:30-7:00   Pick-up for Act 1 participants. Please be prompt.

 Sunday, December 22, Performances at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Ohlone College Smith Center, Fremont
10:30           Arrive: Ballet 3-6
11:00-11:15 Notes on stage (Act 2)
11:15-12:00 Ballet 3-5 Warm-Up Class (little theater)
11:15-12:15 Ballet 6 Warm-up Class (onstage)
11:30          Arrive: Act 1 Participants (prepare for perf: make-up, hair, costume, set props)
12:30-1:00  Notes in lounge (Act 1) (be ready for performance)
1:00-3:00   Performance
3:00-4:00   Lunch in Green Room (if ordered)
4:30-5:00   Notes in lounge (Act 1 and 2) (be ready for performance)
5:00-7:00   Performance
6:30-7:00   Pick-up for Act 1 participants. Please be prompt.

Winter Break: Monday, December 23- Sunday, January 5 BCB Closed

Supplies Needed for Performances Act 2:
Discount Dance Supply: Style and links below:
Capezio professional mesh pink tights with seams (Style No: 9)
Pointe Shoes or flat shoes-pink, clean
Nude spaghetti-strap leotard. No plastic straps (Style No: TB49C)
White trunks-full to waist-recommend: (Style No: TH5518C) (for Snow, Flowers)
Rhinestone earrings (at discountdance.com 17mm-for Snow, Flowers, Garlands)
Soldiers: Black ballet slippers: (Style No: T1000C or Blochs-same as uniform): Give to BCB office by 12/7

Make-up:
Liquid foundation (one shade darker than skin)
Eye shadow (dark brown)
Waterproof mascara (black)
Eyeliner (black): Revlon Colorstay
Eye-lashes-medium-recommend: at Longs #105
Blush
Lipstick Revlon (color: Certainly Red)
Make-up remover
Cotton pads, Q-tips, tissues, hand towel