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The Nutcracker: Overview

Westport’s Academy of Dance’s annual production of The Nutcracker is one of the area’s most charming. Staged every December for the past 35 years, this professional production includes Academy students that are enrolled in our ballet program.


Our Junior and Senior Company members dance the leads with the addition of professional male dancers in their appropriate roles. The Academy’s Nutcracker has become a Westport tradition that fills the holiday season with sweet treats, from tiny angels and brave soldiers to delicate dew drops and radiant sugar plums. 

  NUTCRACKER 2017

December 2nd & 3rd

Staples High School 

 

  Nutcracker Ad form can be downloaded here

Please read carefully! Ad forms must be filled out and handed in by November 2nd,

All text and artwork must be emailed to Sue Kenner by November 2nd, see form for details.

 

Costume Requirements are posted here  

Make-up guidelines are posted here 

Performance hair and make-up prep video is posted on our blog, click here 

 

  Tech Rehearsal Information is posted here

  Dress Rehearsal Information is posted here

  Show Information is posted here 

   

IN-STUDIO DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE   

 

Please double check costume requirements by part. All dancers must have the required undergarments, tights and shoes for this weekend’s rehearsals.


Please read very carefully as some parts are called on both days!

*Will not be rehearsing in costume

Saturday, 11.18

Flowers, Dew Drop Attendants - 10:45am-12:00pm

 

Dew Drop - 11:00am-12:00pm

 

Spanish - 11:00am–12:15pm

 

*Party Scene Children - 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

*Arabian Attendants - 12:15pm-12:45pm

 

*Party Scene Adults & Dads - 12:30pm-1:00pm

 

*ALL Mice, Blue Soldiers, Clara & Fritz - 1:00pm-1:45pm

 

Ginger Snaps - 1:00pm-2:30pm

 

Mother Ginger Attendants & Lead Mother Ginger - 1:15pm-2:30pm

 

Bon Bons - 1:30pm-2:30pm

 

Chinese Attendants & Lead Chinese - 2:00pm-3:15pm

 

Peppermint Twists - 2:45pm-4:30pm

 

5th grade Candy Cane Attendants - 3:00pm-4:30pm

 

4th grade Candy Cane Attendants & Lead Candy Cane. - 3:15pm-4:30pm

 

*Snow, Lead Snow, Snow Queen & Snow King - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday, 11.19

*Will not be rehearsing in costume

*Opening & Closing of 2nd Act - 12:30pm-1:00pm

ALL Mice - 12:35pm-2:15pm

 

Red Soldiers, Blue Soldiers, Drosselmeyer, Clara, Fritz & Prince - 12:45pm-2:15pm


Snow, Lead Snow, Snow Queen & Snow King - 1:45pm-2:45pm

*Maid & Drosselmeyer - 2:00pm-2:30pm

Arabian Attendants & Lead Arabian - 2:15pm-3:15pm


Russian - 2:45pm-3:30pm


Party Scene Children, Adults, Dads, Clara, Fritz, Drosselmeyer, Prince & Dolls - 3:00pm-4:30pm


1st Act Angels & Snow Queen - 4:00pm-4:45pm


2nd Act Angels, Clara & Prince - 4:15pm-5:00pm


Sheep, Shepherdess Attendants, Lead Shepherdess - 4:30pm-5:30pm



        ***KEY DATES***

please read carefully

 

November 2nd - Advertising deadline - last day for ads to be accepted 

November 18th - In-Studio dress rehearsal - Full Cast

November 19th - In-Studio dress rehearsal - Full Cast 

November 26th - Technical Rehearsal - Full Cast (Staples HS)

December 1st - Dress Rehearsal - Full Cast (Staples HS)

December 2nd - The Nutcracker - performances at 3pm & 7pm

December 3rd - The Nutcracker - performance at 2pm 

Cast party at 4pm immediately following the show 

 

 2017 Nutcracker Cast List


Clara:  Jessica Bailey


Fritz: Logan Noorily


Mother: Rachel Wolfe


Auntie: Jessica Parker


Maid: Kelley Flynn


Party Scene Adults: Ashley Barrato, Carly Beeler, Carolyn Cassell, Izzy Chun,

Caroline Donohue, Annabel Kavetas, Amanda Kenner, Kate Loffredo, Mae Logan,

Kit Meszaros, Annabel Nash, Julia Rosier, Zoey Rosier, Lauren Seto 


Party Scene Children: Kate Bulkeley, Alexandra Emmert, Isabella Fournier,

Lila Greifenberger, Alexis Jacobs, Andi Jacobs, Chloe Jordan, Nina Katz,

Bianca Mastocciolo, Avery Michalowski, Katelynn Mitchell, Chloe Rubin,

Myla Saperstein, Bridget Stein, Kendall Zakowich


Pirouettes: Lauren Bigin, Julia Loffredo, Caroline Motyl


Columbine: Sophia Barrato


Soldier Dolls:  Annagrace McManus, Madeline Michalowski, Eden Miller

6th Grade Mice:  Tessa Cassell, Dagny Dahl, Katharine Frank, Catherine Hassell, Dania Hemdan, Ainsley Kugel, Anna Belle Luo, Emma Morris, Grace Power,

Claire Roberts, Ella Tobben, Mia Wells


5th Grade Mice: Charlotte Barrato, Charlotte Cerroni, Ava Chun, Megan Healy,

Ava Lampman, Avery MacRae, Gracie Masters, Liora Perkins, Carolina Proctor,

Kate Rodriguez, Shelby Weisman 


RED Soldiers:  Cami Barger, Izzy Bernie, Katherine Brill, Sutton Bulkeley,

Elisa Dimiceli, Gracie Dunst, Marguerite Farrar,Alexandra Floto, Gemma Kirt, Maya McGuinn, Madeleine McMahon, Jaden Messing, Olivia Moore, Tess Sollinger, Kate Sunderland, Ella Turner, Juliet Varsov,Ella Vitulich, Evi Wald 


BLUE Soldiers: Giselle Bauer, Alexa Beyda, Rebecca Herbst, Maya Krug,

Alexa MacRae, Eva Matviyenko, Rylie McCollum, Sadie McEntee, Rose Robertson, Maisie Rosengarten, Alexandria Roth, Sienna Schwartz, Sofia Trivino, Jessica Willis 


1st Act Angels:  Addison Beyda, Kylie Dorfman, Alexa Falik, Lily Haines, Reya Halper, Eva Maroney, Dani Peffer, Camryn Prussin, Harper Wilson, Sadie Zabar,

Collette Zeppernick


Snow Queen:  Tess Davis


Lead Snow:  Kellie Couch, Camille Gitow, Julia Kasabian, Priya Nandagopal,

Claire Redmer, Anabel Sollinger


Snow:  Sophia Barrato, Shelby Bernstein, Lauren Bigin, Audrey Bohiltea,

Katie Blumenfeld, Ava Greco, Sylvie Hart, Julia Loffredo, Annagrace McManus,

Christina Meehan, Madeline Michalowski, Eden Miller Caroline Motyl, Emma Robert,

Madeline Sollinger, Raychel Stark, Brooke Wagner, Campbell McNulty, Chloe Whelan, Lily Wilson



2nd Act Angels:  Reya Halper, Harper Wilson, Ava Maroney, Sadie Zabar,

Collette Zeppernick


Dew Drop Attendants:  Tessa Cassell, Dagny Dahl, Katharine Frank,

Catherine Hassell, Dania Hemdan, Ainsley Kugel, Anna Belle Luo, Emma Morris,

Grace Power, Claire Roberts, Ella Tobben, Mia Wells


Spanish: Carolyn Cassell, Caroline Donohue, Annabel Kavetas, Zoey Rosier


Lead Chinese: Mae Logan


Chinese Attendants: Giselle Bauer, Rebecca Herbst, Alexa MacRae,

Maisie Rosengarten, Alexandria Roth, Sienna Schwartz


Lead Shepherdess:  Ashley Barrato, Carly Beeler, Kit Meszaros, Annabel Nash


Shepherdess Attendants:  Charlotte Barrato, Megan Healy


Sheep:  Addison Beyda, Kylie Dorfman, Alexa Falik, Lily Haines, Dani Peffer,

Camryn Prussin


Candy Cane: Lauren Seto

Peppermint Twists: Shelby Bernstein, Campbell McNulty, Chritstina Meehan,

Emma Robert, Madeline Sollinger, Raychel Stark, Brooke Wagner

 

Candy Cane Attendants-5th grade: Charlotte Cerroni, Ava Chun, Ava Lampman, Avery MacRae, Gracie Masters, Logan Noorily, Liora Perkins, Carolina Proctor,

Kate Rodriguez, Shelby Weisman 

 

Candy Cane Attendants-4th grade: Kate Bulkeley, Alexandra Emmert,

Isabella Fournier, Lila Greifenberger, Nina Katz, Bianca Mastocciolo,

Katelynn Mitchell, Myla Saperstein, Kendall Zakowich


Lead Arabian: Kate Loffredo, Rachel Wolfe


Arabian Attendants
: Alexa Beyda, Maya Krug, Eva Matviyenko, Rylie McCollum,

Sadie McEntee, Rose Robertson, Sofia Trivino, Jessica Willis 


Mother Ginger:  Kelley Flynn


Ginger Snaps:  Katie Blumenfeld, Audrey Bohiltea, Ava Greco, Sylvie Hart,

Chloe Whelan, Lily Wilson

Mother Ginger Attendants: Alexis Jacobs, Andi Jacobs, Chloe Jordan,

Avery Michalowski, Chloe Rubin, Bridget Stein 


Bon Bons:  Cami Barger, Izzy Bernie, Katherine Brill, Sutton Bulkeley, Elisa Dimiceli, 

Gracie Dunst, Marguerite Farrar,  Alexandra Floto, Gemma Kirt, Maya McGuinn,

Madeleine McMahon, Jaden Messing, Olivia Moore, Tess Sollinger, Kate Sunderland, Ella Turner, Juliet Varsov, Ella Vitulich, Evi Wald 


Russian:  Jessica Parker, Julia Rosier


Dew Drop:  Izzy Chun


Flowers:  Sophia Barrato, Lauren Bigin, Kellie Couch, Camille Gitow, Julia Kasabian, Julia Loffredo, Annagrace McManus, Madeline Michalowski, Eden Miller,

Caroline Motyl, Priya Nandagopal, Claire Redmer, Anabel Sollinger


Sugar Plum Fairy:  Amanda Kenner

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Nutcracker 2016 full length movie is posted on the Academy Blog!

Link here

 

tickets for our 36th Annual Nutcracker are currently on sale!

nutcracker rehearsal schedule is posted here

nutcracker costume requirements, hair & make-up guidelines are posted here

2017-2018 registration form can be downloaded here

2017-2018 class schedule can be downloaded here

2017-2018 dress code is posted here

full length movie of our 4th annual production of Alice posted here

full length movie of our 35th Annual Nutcracker posted  here

recital 2017 photos are available here ...thank you again to the very talented kerry long for her beautiful photographs

Alice 2017 photos are available here ...thank you kerry long for her beautiful photographs