• Redding City Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2022

    Cast Member Agreement

    Fees:

    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

    Rehearsals:
    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. 

    Volunteers:
    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.  

    Performances
    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 or black ballroom shoes
    Little Mice- nude camisole leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
    Big Soldiers- black ballroom shoes or 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 18thPlease 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. 

    Day

    Studio A

    Studio B

    Monday

     

    5:00-6:00pm

    Russian (Ashley)

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

    Tuesday

     

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

    Wednesday

     

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

    Thursday

     

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

    5:45-7:00pm TBA

    Friday

    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

    Saturday

    9:00-10:30am Party Scene

    10:30-11:30am Battle

    9:00-10:30am Dolls

    10:30-11:30am Pas

     Important Dates: 

    Day

    Description

    Time

    Location

    Saturday, Nov 5th 

     

    Party Scene

    Battle

    Second Act- gift giving and finale 

    9:00-10:00am

    10:00-11:00am

    11am-1pm

     

    TheRAP studio

    Saturday, Nov 12th

     

    First Act run-thru

    Second Act run-thru

    9am – 11am

    11am-1pm

    TheRAP studio

    Saturday, Nov 19th

     

    Full run-thru

    9am - 1pm

    TheRAP studio

    Friday, Dec 2nd

    Full run-thru (if needed)

    4-7pm

    TheRAP studio

    Saturday, Dec 3rd

     

    Full run – thru with costumes

    9am-1pm

    TheRAP studio

    Friday, Dec 9th

    Full Show run-thru

    4-6pm

    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

    4-9pm

    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Tuesday, Dec 13th

    Full run-thru

    4-9pm

    Cascade Theatre

    Kids @ TheRAP

    Wednesday, Dec 14th

    Full run-thru (if needed)

    4-8pm

    TheRAP studio

    Thursday, Dec 15th

    Full run-thru

    4-9pm

    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

     

    Matinee

    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

     

  • RCB Junior Company ages 11-14
    Requirements:
    Pre-pointe class
    Contemporary class
    Level III classes
    Tuition Cost: $156 per month
     
    Possible scholarship class
    ……
    Company Jacket
    Special performance opportunities
    Discounted workshops/trips
    Possible Scholarship class
  • RCB Trainee Company ages 14-18
    Requirements:
    Pointe Class or Pilates
    Contemporary class
    Level IV/V classes
    Scholarship Class
    Tuition cost: $174 per month
    ……
    Company Jacket 
    Special performance opportunities
    Scholarship class
    Discounted workshops/trips
    Performance contract and pointe shoe allowance
  • RCB Company ages 17 and up
    Requirements:
    Company Class
    One Ballet Level IV/V class (additional classes optional) 
    Contemporary class
    Tuition cost: $80 per month
    …..
    Company Jacket
    Special performance opportunities
    Scholarship Class
    Discounted workshops/trips
    Performance contract and stipend