Rehearsals and Performance Information

Robinson Ballet
Rehearsals


Saturday, November 9
9:30-10:00 – Company Class (Optional for all company members)

10:00-10:30 – Jester Doll Dance – Anna, Zach, Noah, Brooke

10:30-10:45 – Harlequin Doll Dance

10:45-11:00 – Entrance of Characters & Finale

11:00-1:00 –  Act 1 & 2 – Run Through – no costumes

1:15 – 3:15 – Act 1 & 2 – Dress Rehearsal

3:30-5:30 – Act 1 & 2 – Dress Rehearsal

Please bring all personal costume items including proper tights and shoes.  Be prepared to do hair, no makeup needed for dress rehearsal, except dolls.

*Spanish should have tan tights

**No Reindeer are needed this weekend

 
 

Tour Information

Dancers - You all have a packet of this information at the studio. You can pick it up if you are in during the week or on Saturday.

Nutcracker Tour Information:

All dancers are required to ride the bus to venues in Machias and Farmington.  Dancers may ride home with parents after the show provided they let Stevie know ahead of time.  The Bus will LEAVE at the following times from the studio parking lot.  If you live along the route to the venue (Downeast or West) we will make arrangements to pick you up. Return times are estimated depending on how swiftly we can leave the theater, traffic and weather.

 Dancers are responsible for providing their own food during performance days, please bring plenty of water and healthy snacks.   

Please note the following performance changes:  THERE WILL BE NO PERFORMANCE IN LIMESTONE AND THERE WILL BE 2 PERFORMANCES IN ELLSWORTH ON NOVEMBER 30 AND DECEMBER 1.

 

Saturday November 16

Performance at the University of Maine Machias -  Show Times:  3:00 & 7:00

BUS DEPARTS AT 9:00AM -  Bus Returns to studio parking lot at 11:30pm

*** We will not be going to the cafeteria between shows so dancers prepare to provide enough food for the entire day***

 

Sunday November 24

Performance at the Bjorn Auditorium (Mt. Blue High School)

BUS DEPARTS AT 9:00AM   -   Bus Returns at 7:30pm     Show Time:  3:00

 

Saturday November 30

Performance at Grand Auditorium  Show Time: 6:30pm

Rehearsal Call:  2:00pm

 

Sunday December 1

Performance at the Grand Auditorium  Show Time: 2:00pm

Dancer Call: 12:30

Dancers are responsible for transportation to Ellsworth.  If any dancers need help with carpooling please let Stevie know. The Grand has a small backstage area, please only bring necessary items to the theater and come with hair and makeup already done. 

Saturday December 7 – Rehearsal at the Studio: 9:30-12:00

Saturday December 14 - Rehearsal for Bar Harbor Nutcracker: 9:30-12:00        Location: Studio

Sunday December 15

Performance at the Criterion Theater

Dancer Call Time:  9:30/Run through start time @10:00     Show Time: 3:00

*The Criterion has a small backstage area, please only bring necessary items to the theater and come with hair and makeup already done. Dancers are responsible for transportation to Bar Harbor.  If any dancers need help with carpooling please let Stevie know.

 

Thursday December 19  - 6:00-9:30pm

Technical Rehearsal at the Collins Center for the Arts/no costumes needed.

 

Friday December 20 - 6:00-9:30pm

Dress Rehearsal with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra at the Collins Center for the Arts

*Parents are not allowed to stay in the theater for this rehearsal.

 

Saturday December 21

Performance at the Collins Center for the Arts

Show times:  2:00 and 7:00  

Dancer Call Time:  12:30 (Barre starts at 12:30 mandatory for all dancers)  and 6:00

Dancers may leave between performances

 

Sunday December 22

Performance at the Collins Center for the Arts

Show Time: 3:00

Dancer Call Time:  1:30 (Barre starts at 1:30)

 

 

In the event of a weather event, the performance venue determines if the show will occur or not and provide us with a 24 hrs notice.  If a performance is canceled for some reason, it will be posted on our website and social media.  You will also receive an email and telephone call from us.  

If there is an emergency or sickness on a performance day please call or text Stevie on her cell phone number. Messages at the studio may not be heard or answered on performance days – same with Facebook messages.  Stevie’s cell phone number:  217-8671.  

Dancers in ALL NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCES (TOURING AND CCA) are entitled to one comp ticket at the Collins Center Performances.  You must call the box office to reserve your ticket and give them the name of the dancer.  Reindeer will not receive a comp ticket.

If you are interested in working at or donating individually wrapped baked good for the Friends of Robinson Ballet Table at the touring venues please send an email to Carleen at Idashingd@aol.com. 

 

Nutcracker Split Casting:

Machias 3:00 Performance Nov 16:

Rat King:  Madeline Stuber-Vogel

Snowflakes: Maddie Blanchard for Katie Smith, Dellana Kessler

 

Machias 7:00 Performance Nov. 16:

Rat King:  Madeline Stuber-Vogel

Snowflakes: Katie Smith, Maddie Blanchard

Spanish:  Ellie DeRosby for Katie Smith      

 

Farmington Performance Nov. 24:          

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes: Dellana Kessler

 

The Grand Performance Nov. 30:

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes: Maddie Blanchard

 

The Grand Performance Dec. 1:

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes:  Dellana Kessler

                  

Bar Harbor Performance Dec. 15:

Rat King:  Sadie Webb

Snowflakes:  Maddie Blanchard

 

Collins Center Tech Rehearsal Thursday Dec. 19:

Additional Party Guest: Nick Cormier, Ed Vanzura?

Drosselmeyer: Tom McGary

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes: Maddie Blanchard

Spanish: Katherine Buetens addition

Russian: Ed Vanzura for Stevie

Dew Drop Fairy and Escort:  Stevie McGary, Nick Cormier

Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier: Katherine Bickford, Jacob Hoover

 

Collins Center Dress Rehearsal Friday Dec. 20:

Additional Party Guest: Nick Cormier, Ed Vanzura?

Drosselmeyer: Tom McGary

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes: Dellana Kessler

Spanish: Katherine Buetens addition

Russian: Ed Vanzura for Stevie

Dew Drop Fairy and Escort:  Stevie McGary, Nick Cormier

Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier: Katherine Bickford, Jacob Hoover

 

Collins Center Performance 2:00 Saturday Dec. 21:

Additional Party Guest: Nick Cormier, Ed Vanzura?

Drosselmeyer: Tom McGary

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes: Dellana Kessler

Spanish: Katherine Buetens addition

Russian: Ed Vanzura for Stevie

Dew Drop Fairy and Escort:  Stevie McGary, Nick Cormier

Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier: Katherine Bickford, Jacob Hoover

 

Collins Center Performance 7:00 Saturday Dec 21:

Additional Party Guest: Nick Cormier, Ed Vanzura?

Drosselmeyer: Tom McGary

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes: Maddie Blanchard

Spanish: Katherine Buetens addition

Russian: Ed Vanzura for Stevie

Dew Drop Fairy and Escort:  Stevie McGary, Nick Cormier

Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier: Katherine Bickford, Jacob Hoover

 

Collins Center Performance 3:00 Sunday Dec. 22:

Additional Party Guest: Nick Cormier, Ed Vanzura?

Drosselmeyer: Tom McGary

Rat King: Sadie Webb

Snowflakes: Dellana Kessler

Spanish: Katherine Buetens addition

Russian: Ed Vanzura for Stevie

Dew Drop Fairy and Escort:  Stevie McGary, Nick Cormier

Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier: Katherine Bickford, Jacob Hoover

 

Costume Information

All Girls in the Party Scene/Beginning of Act II/Mother Ginger will need Black Ballet Slippers, Pink Ballet Slippers, Pink Tights and a White Leotard.  Dancers must also be prepared to wear their hair ½ up, in a bun and in a pony tail.

All Boys must have black ballet slippers.

All Female parents in the Party scene must have black character shoes and black tights or knee high stockings.

Men in the party scene must have black jazz shoes.

All girls on pointe must calamine their pointe shoes.

Snowflakes need to provide their own white trunks. 

Spanish:  Tan Tights, Black Character Shoes

Chinese Dragon: Black tights, black shoes

Chinese Corps and Soloist:  Pink Tights, Black Shoes 

Lambs: Black Shoes

Any undergarments must be invisible to the audience – no shiny straps.

No nail polish may be worn on stage.  

If you wear clips in your hair, they must match your hair color.  

All ballet slipper elastics must be sewn.  

No Jewelry except for small rhinestone earrings for Act 1 female parents, Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy, Sugar Plum Fairy.  Snowflakes and Waltz of the Flower corps de ballet upon discussion.

If you have specific costume questions please see Stevie or Melanie.