• Redding City Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2022

    Cast Member Agreement


    Performance package includes t-shirt, DVD (one per family), costume use and choreography.

    Non-pointe Children’s roles (ages 6-10) and Party Scene Character roles
    Performance fee $140 (for Nutcracker only)- includes performer fees, t-shirt, video recording, (sweatshirt $10 more)

    Pointe Role (non-company)
    Performance fee $240

    Additional family member discount is $35 (no additional DVD)
    Sweatshirts are $10 more.

    Company Members Yearly Performance Contract (due in 2 equal payments)

    Junior Company ages 11-13
    Performance package $ 480 includes performer fees, 2 show t-shirts, 2 video recordings, (sweatshirt $10 more per show), company jacket, company t-shirt.

    Trainee Company ages 14-18
    Performance package $ 580 (pointe role) includes performer fees, 2 show t-shirts, 2 video recordings, (sweatshirt $10 more per show), company jacket, company t-shirt. 

    Company 18+
    $15 audition fee, $120 for company jacket, company t-shirt
    Stipend negotiated by contract

    Guest Performer
    $15 audition fee, $55 show t-shirt and video recording
    Stipend (if offered) negotiated by contract

    Please come to rehearsals on time, prepared to dance. Dancers who miss more than two rehearsals will be in danger of being cut from the cast or having a reduced part, at the choreographer’s discretion. Attendance at all run-throughs is mandatory. We will be as accommodating as we can regarding missed rehearsals due to illness. Company dancers will attend Company class, Fridays, 4-5pm.

    Scheduling conflicts (previously scheduled events) should be emailed to admin@reddingcityballet.org after casting has been announced

    We also have a Google Calendar set up and will try to keep that as up-to-date as possible. A link to the calendar will be sent in an email.

    Training Requirement:
    For all dancing parts, a Training Requirement form must be filled out and turned in at the first rehearsal. 

    Our show runs on your generous volunteer support. We ask that each family sign up for and complete 5 hours of volunteer work on the production. Possible areas are: costumes, promotions, poster distribution, Sugar Plum Tea, t-shirt distribution, etc. Please sign up for desired area at the first cast meeting. There will also be a Sign-up Genius email sent out.  

    Weaverville Show, Saturday, December 10th, 8:30am call time, 3pm show

    Redding, Friday, December 16th, 7pm, Saturday, December 17th, 1pm and 7pm

    For the Performances: Personal Costume needs:
    Party Scene Girls- nude camisole leotard, pink tights, black ballet slippers
    Party Scene Boys- plain white undershirt, white knee-high socks, black ballet slippers
    Party Scene Women- nude camisole leotard, nude tights, black character shoes, costume jewelry 
    Party Scene Men- white dress shirt, black socks, black jazz shoes
    Little Mice- nude camisole leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
    Big Soldiers- black jazz shoes
    Arabian Men- black ballet shoes
    Marzipan- Nude camisole leotard, pink tights, pink pointe shoes
    Russian- Black Jazz Shoes TBD
    Peppermints- nude camisole leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
    Corps Dancers- Nude camisole leotard, Stage Pink back-seamed Zarely-brand tights, clean pointe shoes. Please have a more than one pair of shoes in rotation for rehearsals and a pair ready to be broken in for performances. Plan ahead if you need to order them. Time permitting, we will make a special order of the Zarely Z2 performance tights in Stage Pink.

    More costume information to come. Please watch your email for updates. 

    Missed Rehearsals:
    If you have an emergency and are unable to attend rehearsal, please contact your respective choreographer first. 24-hour notice, if possible, is appreciated. Please allow us 24 hours to respond to emails. You may also leave messages at the studio- 245-1019.

    Ads for Program
    Each cast member is asked to sell two (2) ads or bring in two (2) sponsorships. Ads can be personal messages to your dancer or brought in from businesses. The deadline for ads or the equivalent payment is Friday, November 18th. Please see attached form. 

    Nutcracker T-Shirts
    A Nutcracker t-shirt is included in your performance package. The option to upgrade to a lightweight pullover sweatshirt is an additional $10. Additional shirts may also be ordered for $20 each, $30 sweatshirts. Orders are due by Saturday, September 12th. 

    DVD/Digital Recording Orders

    A DVD/digital recording of the show is included in your performance package. Additional DVDs can be ordered for $35.

    Show Order:

    If there are any questions about which act your child is in, please refer to the following:
    First Act: Party Scene Kids and Adults, Dolls, Battle (mice, soldiers), Snow
    Second Act: Angels, Spanish, Arabian, Marzipan/Sheep, Russian, Chinese, Peppermints, Flowers

    Tech and Dress Rehearsals: 
    All rehearsals are closed rehearsals unless you are scheduled to help. We will let the younger children go as soon as we possibly can. We will also make every effort to be done at the designated time and will call the parents if we get done sooner; however, in order to complete our scheduled tasks we have occasionally found it necessary to go over and appreciate your patience with the rehearsal process. Make sure to leave a phone number where you can be reached on the sign-in form when you drop your child off. Please send a bag of things to keep them occupied during the waiting as well as water and simple snacks that won’t make a mess.

    Dress Rehearsal- Hair, make-up, costumes. We will run this just like the real show so do everything you plan to do for the actual show.

    Friday Night, Saturday Matinee and Night Performances
    The evening shows start at 7pm and the matinee start at 1pm. Please pay attention to the call times when your dancer is supposed to arrive to prepare for the show. There will be an adult in TheRAP lobby to check children in. After each performance, pick up your child promptly and make sure to see the adult in the lobby to sign them out just as you would at school.  We will not let them leave with someone else without prior written notice from you.

    Diana Christensen, Artistic Director

    Julie Smyrnos, Assistant Artistic Director

    Ashley Ramsour, Ballet Mistress

    Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Subject to change – please watch your email for weekly updates. 


    Studio A

    Studio B




    Russian (Ashley)

    6:00-6:30pm TBA (Ashley)



    5:00-6:00pm Arabian (Marzipan?)



    6:00-7:00pm Party Scene Kids Sept 21 & 28 (Marzipan?)



    5:00-5:45pm Sheep (Marzipan)

    5:45-7:00pm TBA


    4:00-5:00pm Trainee/Company Class

    5:00-6:30pm Snow/Flowers


    4:00-5:00pm Angels

    5:00-5:45pm Spanish

    5:45-6:30pm Chinese


    9:00-10:30am Party Scene

    10:30-11:30am Battle

    9:00-10:30am Dolls

    10:30-11:30am Pas


  •  Important Dates: 





    Saturday, Nov 5th 


    Party Scene


    Second Act- gift giving and finale 





    TheRAP studio

    Saturday, Nov 12th


    First Act run-thru

    Second Act run-thru

    9am – 11am


    TheRAP studio

    Saturday, Nov 19th


    Full run-thru

    9am - 1pm

    TheRAP studio

    Friday, Dec 2nd


    Full run-thru (if needed)


    TheRAP studio

    Saturday, Dec 3rd


    Full run – thru with costumes


    TheRAP studio

    Tuesday, Dec 6th


    Rehearsal- as needed


    TheRAP studio

    Thursday, Dec 8th


    Rehearsal- as needed


    TheRAP studio

    Friday, Dec 9th


    Full Show run-thru


    TheRAP studio

    Sat, Dec 10th


    Weaverville Show

    8:30am call time


    Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center Curtain at 3pm

    Monday, Dec 12th

    Tech rehearsal- no costumes


    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Tuesday, Dec 13th

    Full run-thru


    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Wednesday, Dec 14th


    Full run-thru (if needed)


    TheRAP studio

    Thursday, Dec 15th

    Full run-thru


    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Friday, Dec 16th

    School Show Performance

    8:00am call time

    9:30am show time

    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Friday, Dec 16th

    Opening night

    5:00pm general call

    5:45pm kids call

    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Curtain at 7pm

    Saturday, Dec 17th



    11:00am general call


    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Curtain at 1pm

    Saturday Dec 17th

    Evening Show

    5:00 General call

    5:45 Kids call

    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Curtain at 7pm