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Nutcracker Musical

2022 Nutcracker Cast & Parent Information

Participation in The Nutcracker Musical, open to LW students in grades 3, 4 and 5, is a privilege and requires a significant commitment on the part of the children AND their parents.

Auditions and Rehearsals cannot be missed except for illness.

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(Updated 9/11/22)

MANDATORY AUDITIONS will be held after school PROMPTLY as follows:

  • Wed., Sept. 21: 1:20-3:30pm in Room 29 -- 5th Grade Actors; in the Cafeteria -- 3rd Grade Dancing and Singing
  • Thurs., Sept. 22:  2:35-3:30pm in  Room 29 -- 4th Grade Actors; in the Cafeteria -- 4th & 5th Grade Dancing and Singing
  • Fri., Sept. 23:  2:35-3:30 pm in Room 29 -- 4th & 5th Grade Actors; in the Cafeteria -- Stage Crew (5th grade only)

 

IMPORTANT NUTCRAKER DATES:

  •  Friday, Sept. 16:  Last day to complete ONLINE audition form
  •  Wednesday, Sept. 21, Thursday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 23:  Auditions after school
  •  Monday, Oct. 3:  Cast announced; letter will be sent home at the END of the day
  •  Friday, Oct. 7:  Child Commitment form due and collection of $5 suggested donation per child
  •  Week of Monday, Oct. 10:  Rehearsals begin
  •  Monday, Dec. 5, 2:35 – 3:45pm:  Finale rehearsal (no chorus). 3:45 – 4:30pm: Actor and Stage Crew rehearsal
  •    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1:20pm – 4:30pm: Full cast and chorus rehearsal
  •    Friday, Dec. 9, 2:35pm – 5:30pm:  Full cast and chorus dress rehearsal
  •    Monday, Dec. 12, 1:00pm and 7:00pm: Nutcracker performances
  •    Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1:00pm and 7:00pm: Nutcracker performances 

 

Please pick up ON TIME!  All rehearsals are for children only, no parents.  If you arrive to pick up your child and the rehearsal is not yet over, please wait outside the cafeteria for your child. Do not enter the cafeteria, hub, learning center, or library. This is a very large cast and more parents in those areas create confusion and crowding. Thank you!

*If your child has safety patrol after school, please make arrangements for a replacement. 

*Costumes are to remain at school at all times.  Do not take your costume home!

*Keep SICK children home, and PLEASE call/email your child's director as soon as possible. The office DOES NOT inform us of absences. This is a school event, the same rules regarding illness and school apply. 

*Please do not send a child who has had a temperature of 100 degrees or above or who has vomited or had diarrhea within the past 24 hours: who has frequent coughing, a very runny nose, sore throat or earache; skin rash; open sores; head lice or nits. Please do not allow your child to return until his/her temperature has been normal while un-medicated for 24 hours.

*If your child is too sick to come to school during the day, they cannot come to the performance that evening.  Rehearsals may only be missed for illness or pre-authorized circumstances. Failure to attend rehearsals, failure to come to performances on time, or disrespectful behavior, will result in the child's removal from the production.

 

IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

*Performances (no food is available- please remember to feed your child before evening performances):

Reporting times for evening performances:  Your child’s group director will let you know what time to report for the evening performances.  


*During the performances, only children in the cast and parent volunteers working in makeup and costuming will be allowed in the dressing areas (the hub, learning center, and library). Please wait outside for your child, do not enter the Hub, Learning Center, or library.

*Parents, PLEASE NO VIDEOTAPING, FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, IPADs, TABLETS or TRIPODS during the evening performances. We have a professional videographer taping the evening performances and DVD's of each show are available for purchase. It is very inconsiderate of the other guests seated near/behind you. Also, the held up devices, screen light and photography flashes spoil the professional taping. Please be respectful and considerate of your fellow parents. If you insist on videotaping yourself, you may do so from the rear of the cafeteria at the morning performances only. Thank you!

*A Nutcracker DVD order form will be located in the "Nutcracker Files" on this web page at a alter date, or you can GO TO THE Nutcracker DVD Order Link as soon as it is available.

 
Please email lwnutcracker@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.