Meetings

Conducted via Zoom. Please note the meetings below are mandatory.

  • Friday, September 23, 2022: Mandatory Parent Orientation Meeting.
  • Friday, November 11, 2022: Mandatory Parent & Child (if available) Production Meeting.

Rehearsals

  • Beginning September 25: Regular weekly rehearsals take place on Sundays and one other weekday.
  • Week of November 21: Rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with Joffrey Ballet Company Artists.
  • Week of November 28: Rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with Joffrey Ballet Company Artists.
  • December 1 & 2: Technical Rehearsals at Lyric Opera of Chicago during the day. The Joffrey provides a note of excused absence for school on those days.

Performances

Performances alternate between two casts. Cast members should be available for each performance, even if they are not scheduled for that show. If a cast member in one cast is unable to perform, their opposite in the other cast will be notified and asked to fill their usual role.

Date Day of the Week Performance Time
December 3 Saturday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 4 Sunday 1:00 PM
December 8 Thursday 11:00 AM (Act I Only)
December 9 Friday 11:00 AM (Act I Only) & 7:00 PM
December 10 Saturday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 11 Sunday 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
December 15 Thursday 7:00 PM
December 16 Friday 7:00 PM
December 17 Saturday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 18 Sunday 1:00 & 6:00 PM
December 21 Wednesday 7:00 PM
December 22 Thursday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 23 Friday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 24 Saturday 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM
December 26 Monday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 27 Tuesday 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Attendance and Conduct

Because The Joffrey Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a professional production, attendance at all practices/rehearsals is extremely important. Cast members are allowed one excused absence, which must take place before Sunday, November 13, 2022.

If a cast member is not able to participate because of the attendance policy, the Artistic Staff reserves the right to assign a cast member’s role(s) to someone else.

The Children’s Cast is an important part of The Nutcracker each year.  We expect our Childrens Cast members to act respectfully and courteously when they share the studio and the stage with our professional dancers.