2018 Rachel's Ballet
Nutcracker Performances

Friday Evening Dec 14, 2018 (7pm) 
Saturday Matinee Dec 15, 2018 (2pm)
  • FREE admission with TICKET
  • Order Maximum: 4 tickets
    • Obtain only the quantity you will use
  • Nov. 11 (5 pm): General Admission tickets available - TempleHillEvents.com
    • Tickets sell out very quickly! 

2018 Nutcracker Ballet Production

Performance Dates

  • Friday Evening Dec 14, 2018 (7:00 PM) 
  • Saturday Matinee Dec 15, 2018 (2:00 PM) 

Location

Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium
4780 Lincoln Avenue
OAKLAND CA 94602

Tickets

  • FREE admission with TICKET
  • Please obtain ONLY the quantity you will use
  • In November: Special Insider tickets for performer's families available (private link)
  • Obtain up to FOUR (4) tickets per student performer
  • General Public Tickets available - TempleHillEvents.com

Rehearsal Schedule and details:

DUBLIN Rehearsals

  • November 2, 2018 & November 9, 2018
    • 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Party Scene
    • 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Battle Scenes
  • SAT, Dec. 1   (At Rachel’s Ballet - DUBLIN LP Studio, 7230 San Ramon Road) 
    • 9:15-10:00 am Warm up (All Vocational students  -plus-  Pre-IF & G5 students who were invited to be in the Battle Scene and Flower Dance)
    • 10:00-11:00am   FLOWERS Dance(Rose Queen, Flowers Corps, Little Flowers)

    • 11:00am-2:00pm   PARTY Scene, Apotheosis
      • Tiny Angels only need to come from 1-2 pm.(Clara, Fritz, Drosselmeyer, Stahlbaums, Maid, Angels, Columbine, Harlequin, Peasant Dolls, Adult Guests, Party Scene Boys, Party Scene 1st Girls, Party Scene 2nd Girls
    • 2:00-3:00pm   BATTLE Scene(Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Drosselmeyer, Mouse King, Commander, Soldiers, Soldiers on Horses, Little Soldiers, Mice Corps, Little Mice)
    • 3:00-4:00pm   SNOW FOREST Scene(Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Angels, Little Snowflakes, Snow Queen, Snowflakes Corps)
    • 4:00-5:00pm   PALACE GARDEN Scene (plus lead-in into PRINCE’S PALACE scene)(Nightingale, Little Nightingales, Fairy Princess, Blue Birds, Peacocks, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Sugar Plum, Cavalier, Palace Children)
    • 5:00-6:00pm   FINALE(Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier, Palace Children, Spanish Lead & Corps, Arabian Leads & Corp & Little Arabian, Chinese Lead & Princesses & Little Lion, Russian Lead & Corps, Marzipan Leads & Sheep & Black Sheep, ( Wolf), Gingerbread Cookies & Gingerbread Children, Rose Queen & Flowers Corps & Little Flowers, Snow Queen)
    • 6:00-7:30 pm   Remaining PRINCE’S PALACE Scene including PasMarzipan Leads & Sheep & Black Sheep,Gingerbread Cookies & Gingerbread Children
      • Little Sheep may leave at 7:00 pm 
      • Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier
      • Spanish Lead & Corps
      • Arabian Leads & Corps & Little Arabian
      • Chinese Lead & Princesses & Little Lion
      • Russian Lead & Corps
  • SAT, Dec. 8   (At Rachel’s Ballet - DUBLIN LP Studio, 7230 San Ramon Road)
    • 9:15-10:00 am Warm up (All Vocational students  -plus-  Pre-IF & G5 students who were invited to be in the Battle Scene and Flower Dance)
      • 10:00-11:00am   FLOWERS Dance(Rose Queen, Flowers Corps, Little Flowers)

      • 11:00am-2:00pm   PARTY Scene, Apotheosis
        • Tiny Angels only need to come from 1-2 pm.(Clara, Fritz, Drosselmeyer, Stahlbaums, Maid, Angels, Columbine, Harlequin, Peasant Dolls, Adult Guests, Party Scene Boys, Party Scene 1st Girls, Party Scene 2nd Girls
      • 2:00-3:00pm   BATTLE Scene(Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Drosselmeyer, Mouse King, Commander, Soldiers, Soldiers on Horses, Little Soldiers, Mice Corps, Little Mice)
      • 3:00-4:00pm   SNOW FOREST Scene(Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Angels, Little Snowflakes, Snow Queen, Snowflakes Corps)
      • 4:00-5:00pm   PALACE GARDEN Scene (plus lead-in into PRINCE’S PALACE scene)(Nightingale, Little Nightingales, Fairy Princess, Blue Birds, Peacocks, Ladybugs, Bumblebees, Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Sugar Plum, Cavalier, Palace Children)
      • 5:00-6:00pm   FINALE(Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier, Palace Children, Spanish Lead & Corps, Arabian Leads & Corp & Little Arabian, Chinese Lead & Princesses & Little Lion, Russian Lead & Corps, Marzipan Leads & Sheep & Black Sheep, ( Wolf), Gingerbread Cookies & Gingerbread Children, Rose Queen & Flowers Corps & Little Flowers, Snow Queen)
      • 6:00-7:30 pm   Remaining PRINCE’S PALACE Scene including PasMarzipan Leads & Sheep & Black Sheep,Gingerbread Cookies & Gingerbread Children
        • Little Sheep may leave at 7:00 pm 
        • Clara, Nutcracker/Prince, Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier
        • Spanish Lead & Corps
        • Arabian Leads & Corps & Little Arabian
        • Chinese Lead & Princesses & Little Lion
        • Russian Lead & Corps

OAKLAND Dress Rehearsals

  • WED, Dec. 12: (Oakland) 
    • Dress Rehearsal, ACT 1 ONLY(At Temple Hill Auditorium, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602)(Party Scene, Battle Scene, Snow Forest Scene) 
      • 4:30pm           Students & Performers ARRIVE, check in, and warm up 
      • 4:30-5:00pm   Warm up 
      • 5:00-6:30pm   Run Through without Costumes for ACT 1(Party Scene, Battle Scene, Snow Forest Scene)
      • 6:30-9:00pm   Run Through with Costumes ACT I (Aiming for 8:30pm to send students home with only the Sugar Plum and Cavalier staying until 9:00pm)
  • THU, Dec. 13: (Oakland) 
    • Dress Rehearsal, ACT 2 ONLY(At Temple Hill Auditorium, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602)(Palace Garden, Prince’s Palace, Apotheosis)
      • 4:30pm           Students & Performers ARRIVE, check in, and warm up 
      • 4:30-5:00pm   Warm up 
      • 5:00- 6:30pm  Run Through without Costumes ACT 2(Palace Garden Scene, Prince’s Palace Scene, Apotheosis)
      • 6:30-9:00pm   Run Through with Costumes ACT 2 (Aiming for 8:30pm to send students home with only the Sugar Plum and Cavalier staying until 9:00pm)

ADDITIONAL Rehearsals - To be announced on as needed basis

Roles

Primary - Grade 5 students will be assigned at least one role
Vocational students will have at least two roles

Lead Roles

After the RAD Examination scores are received, several students will be invited to perform key Nutcracker solo/duo roles. To accept these key roles, these selected students must enroll for Summer Session and pay for private lessons to learn their choreography during the Summer Session time period.

 

Performances

Please come ON TIME. Friday is a night performance and Saturday is an afternoon performance.

 
  • FRI, Dec 14: (Oakland) Opening Night Performance @ 7:00 PM (At Temple Hill Auditorium, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602)
    • 4:30pm           Students & Performers ARRIVE, check in, and warm up 
    • 4:30-5:00pm   Warm up 
    • 5:00-6:00pm   Costumes and Makeup 
    • 7:00pm           Performance begins
  • SAT, Dec 15: (Oakland) Closing Performance @ 2:00 PM (At Temple Hill Auditorium, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602)
    • 12:30pm           Students & Performers ARRIVE, check in, and warm up
    • 12:30-1:00pm  Warm up 
    • 1:00-2:00pm    Costumes and Makeup 
    • 2:00pm            Performance begins 

Approximately 4:30/5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Volunteers will only be loading and taking down the tree.

 
 

Producing and presenting "The Nutcracker" ballet  for the very first time in 2010 was a dream come true for Rachel Tan, Director of Rachel's Ballet. Each year since 2010, we have been invited back by the Temple Hill Cultural Arts Committee to perform our FREE full-length Nutcracker ballet.  The Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra often provides live music for our ballet. All performances have been "sold out" each year. Read more about Rachel Tan and her "Nutcracker" ballet gift to the community: "Gift from a Dancer"  - Tri-City Voice

* These free community outreach  performances are made possible by the generosity of Rachel Tan, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Temple Hill Cultural Arts Committee, Temple Hill Public Affairs Committee, Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra), and donations.