Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet Presents:

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 2017 Performance dates are December 14th at 10am (school show), December 15th at 7:30pm & December 16th at 2pm

*please note September and October schedules have been updated below.  All rehearsals subject to change so check often!

Theater Week begins December 11th

If you have not yet signed up as a volunteer (desk monitor, dressing room monitor, costume help, etc) please be sure to do so – call or email with any questions and any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Program Ads are due in November – many local businesses are interested in placing an ad in our program – just ask! * Inside front cover has been sold

Please email headshots to jennifer@cryb.net – jpeg or png, black and white is preferred.  

Permission forms must be returned by October 1st WITH production fee

Rehearsal Schedule

NUTCRACKER IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DATES

CRYB’s Nutcracker is a professionally staged production – not a school recital. We have approximately 2 months to teach, stage and polish the performance. We therefore require all cast members to commit to all rehearsals and performances.

At the mandatory cast meeting on Sept. 17th schedules will be given out – in the meantime here is some preliminary information.

REHEARSALS:

With the exception of theatre week (December 11-16) the majority of Nutcracker rehearsals will be held on Saturdays between 2:00 and 7:00 and Sunday afternoons between 1:00 and 6:00. Depending on your child’s role, rehearsal can be a little as 30 minutes to as much as 2-1/2 hours. Some advanced roles may also rehearse on weekday evenings. A possible rehearsal may be scheduled on Columbus Day and / or Veterans Day.

Please let us know in advance about any UNAVOIDABLE conflicts (for example school concerts) so that we may take these into consideration when we confirm the rehearsal schedules.

Performances are School Show Thursday, Dec. 14 10:00 am / Opening Night Friday, Dec. 15 7:30 pm / Matinee Saturday, Dec. 16 2:00 pm

IMPORTANT NOTES:

There will be a required cast meeting Sunday, September 17th at 2:00 where schedules and other information will be handed out.

Cast members are required to sell ads two for the program

There is a production fee for the Nutcracker due October 1st. This amount covers participation, rehearsal costs, costume usage and dry cleaning

CRYB students $45.00 (additional $10 per student for families with more than one child participating).
Non CRYB students $75 (additional $10 per student for families with more than one child participating)

Cast members’ parent or parents must volunteer to help either in the lobby or backstage. Sign- up sheets will be at the cast meeting.

NUTCRACKER SWEATSHIRTS

Orders for Nutcracker Sweatshirts will be placed in September. Same design as last year – different color.

NUTCRACKER 2017 PRODUCTION STAFF

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Monika Alch

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Elizabeth Bush elizbush@cryb.net

Please contact Ms. Bush with any issues regarding payments, theatre volunteering or any issues not covered by staff below.

REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Sue Spencer sspence21@gmail.com

Please contact Ms. Spencer directly with any rehearsal/attendance issues

REHEARSAL ASST / PROPS: Sandra Mangusing

COSTUME MISTRESS: Sandra Mangusing sandrakaydance@icloud.com

All costume / fitting issues should be addressed directly to Ms. Mangusing

PROGRAM AND ADS: Jenn Barczak jennifer@cryb.net

Please direct any questions regarding program ads to Ms. Barczak