Nutcracker Parent/Dancer Resources
Greetings! Below are links to a variety of resources to help you through the Nutcracker season! We will add to this list as able throughout the season.
**NOTE: Always check your emails Friday night or Saturday morning for any important updates!
Volunteer opportunities and links to sign-ups will be added here as they become available.
December 2 – Laying Floor – TIME CHANGE: 4PMish, 5pm at TPAC
December 16 & 17 – Concordia Show – help with Load in on the 16th, work backstage on the 17th or help with load out on the 17th. (NOTE: this is a smaller scale production utilizing mostly company/junior company dancers. )
REPORT CONFLICTS by 5pm on Fridays
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Sydney at (785) 221-6055. Even if you submitted the conflict on your audition paperwork, it still needs to be emailed or texted by Friday.
UPCOMING DUE DATES & FORMS
Any upcoming forms that need to be turned in are listed below in order of their due date. For forms that have passed their due date, scroll to the bottom of this page.
If at any point you need to update your ability to volunteer, the volunteer buyout option remains available. Volunteer Buyout (optional)
Tickets are available to purchase during specific times on the weekends at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance. (These times will be during Nutcracker rehearsals. The studio office managers cannot help with ticket sales)
As able, we will list ticket times here. If not listed, check the Cast Facebook page for the most up to date information on ticket sales times. Ticket sales will be open on October 28 from 2-5pm and October 29 from 1-5pm.
TICKET PRICES AT THE STUDIO
Adult (18-54) $22
Senior (55+) $20
Youth (3 – 17 years) $14
Family Pack (2 adult, 2 youth) $60
**Family Packs are only available at the studio
TICKET PRICES AT TPAC OR THROUGH TICKETMASTER
**Ticketmaster will have added surcharges
Adult (18-54) $25
Senior (55+) $22
Youth (3-17) $16
Who To Contact, Nutcracker
Costume fittings will be emailed out toward the end of the week, so please always check your emails before noon on Saturday. If you cannot make your assigned costume fitting, contact the costume mistress ASAP to make arrangements (Josie Marchant, email@example.com or (785) 633-1379). Early costume fittings will be focused on lead roles so costumes are ready for program picture night. Many fittings for the auxiliary cast will happen in November.
Ticket sales alone do not cover the expenses associated with Ballet Midwest’s performances. Participate in a fundraiser to help make this season possible!
CASHMERE POPCORN. Popcorn is a great holiday gift and great to have on hand for entertaining! Ballet Midwest is partnering with a local company to bring this opportunity. All orders and money are due OCTOBER 7th. The order will be placed on October 8th. As you collect money, have checks written to you and then submit ONE single check with your final order.
SCRIP ORDERS. Scrip is a gift card sales program. You and your family/friends can purchase gift cards at face value (no mark ups!) and the companies give back a certain percent to Ballet Midwest. Do you purchase gift cards for the holidays or for birthdays? Buy them through Ballet Midwest this year! Do you eat out at a certain restaurant each month? Purchase gift cards through Ballet Midwest to pay for your meal! Invite friends and families to purchase cards through you! For anyone who uses or gives gift cards, this is an easy way to support Ballet Midwest without having to spend extra! Due dates are October 15 & November 15.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT BALLET MIDWEST
STAY IN TOUCH
FACEBOOK: Search for the private group “Ballet Midwest Nutcracker Cast Updates” and ask to join
TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS: Sign up for reminders about due dates, etc. by texting @bmi2023 to 81010.
EMAIL: Be sure firstname.lastname@example.org has been added to your address book to minimize the risk of emails going to spam. Check your email regularly throughout the season.
COMPANY AND JUNIOR COMPANY DANCERS
Company/Junior Company Volunteer Hours Form (for Company and Junior Company dancers only)