A Tale Of The Nutcracker

“A Tale of the Nutcracker” is a retro 50’s themed production inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” directed by RPA’s Dance Director Josh Murry-Hawkins. Join us to a party on Christmas Eve at the Williams residence where Clara eagerly awaits the arrival of her favorite aunt Debra Meiers who is bringing a new line of toys from Meier and Frank for the children to play with, including a Nutcracker… What magic will occur as Clara dreams of human sized mice, enchanted soldiers, snow fairies, and a land of dancing sweets. Blending acrobatics, classical ballet, jazz, and more with music by Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington this production brings something for everyone. 

Saturday Rehearsal Schedule 9/19/20 and 9/26/20

9:00-10:00 Corps/leads warm up class, required

9:00-9:45 Mice and Soldiers

9:45-10:30 Party Children and Clara

10:00-11:00 Corps/leads review rehearsal

10:30-11:00 Clara

11:00-12:00 Candy Cane

11:00-12:00 Popcorn lead

12:15-1:00 Snowflakes

1:30-2:30 Snow Queen

Adult Rehearsals

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 Party Scene jazz swing dancers

Lead/Corps Rehearsals

Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00 Coffee & Dewdrop Fairy

Thursdays: 7:00-8:30 Macaron, Chocolate, Waltz of the Flowers

Rehearsal, Performance, and Fee Information

Rehearsals will be held every week from September 12th – November 21nd. An email with rehearsal breakdowns will be sent once per month, any changes to the schedule will be emailed out on Mondays.

Filming dates are scheduled for December 5th and 6th, with a Facebook viewing party scheduled on December 19th!

Production fee is $150 per student, $200 per student for core and lead roles. This fee includes all rehearsals, costume fittings, photography, videography, and production essentials, Rehearsals will be held every Saturday from September to December.


If you are cast you will be asked to sign a contract committing to the rehearsal schedule, filming schedule, and paying of fees. Any break in contract including unexcused absences from rehearsals or poor behavior may result in not performing.