School is back in session which means it’s Nutcracker time! Some of you may not realize how early we start preparing. Here’s a little bit about the rehearsals, dress rehearsals, field trip performances, and our performance that’s open to the public.
On Saturday, August 24th we had auditions for the junior cast. Students from our studio auditioned for the roles like angels, mice, soldiers, clowns, and party scene. The senior cast audition took place the following day at New World School of the Arts where students from TAYB and New World came together to audition for roles like waltz of the flowers, Arabian Coffee, Spanish chocolate, Chinese tea, and more.
Rehearsals begin as early as early September for most of the cast. Rehearsals will take place every week until the performances in early December.
After months of intense rehearsals and hard work, it’s finally time to go to the theater! The day of the dress rehearsal the show is performed from beginning to end with lights, costumes, makeup, scenery, everything.
It’s finally time for the first performance. The first Nutcracker show of the season is a field trip and sensory-friendly performance for children with sensory processing and Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families. To learn more about the sensory-friendly performance click here. For the rest of the week, we have back to back morning performances for schoolchildren all over Dade County. There’s also a performance that’s open to the general public on Saturday, December 7th in the evening.
WHAT MAKES THIS NUTCRACKER UNIQUE?
There are so many things that make this professional production of the Nutcracker one of a kind. The costumes are the originals from the first show in the 44 year’s ago, the cast is one of the most diverse ballet casts in Miami, we collaborate with New World School of the Arts to put on the show, hire professionals for the principal roles, and it is the longest-running production of the Nutcracker in Miami.