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A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra present “The Nutcracker”

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

Laura Jackson Conducting
Friday, December 10 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 11 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, December 12 at 1:00pm

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. We are northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.

​ Nutcracker Rehearsals held at

The Conservatory of Movement

All Rehearsals and Casting subject to change

Please check website 24 hours before your scheduled rehearsal.

                       Thank you 

An extra show has been added.

​Friday, December 10 at 8:00pm

Sunday, November 28

​Run of Show

Act 1

noon -1:30 All in Party Scene (stay until 3:00pm)

1:30 - 2:15 Fight scene (Mice, Blue & White

    soldiers) stay until 3:15pm

2:15 - 2:30 Snow

2:30 - 3:00 Finale Line - all in Finale Line

2:15 - 3:45pm Ginger Girls and Mother Ginger, Russians,

           Chinese Dragon 

Act 2 

3:00 - 3:15pm Angels, Pages, Princesses

3:15 - 3.45pm Spanish, Chinese Dragon & Dancers,


         Mirlitons, Mother Ginger and Ginger Girls,


Monday, November 29

6:30 - 7:30pm Waltz/Mirlitons

Wednesday, December 1


Saturday, December 4 (updated Nov 27)

1:15 - 1:45 Snow

1:45 - 2:45 All in Party Scene

3:00 - 3:45 All in fight scene, Mice, White and blue 


​Sunday December 5


The following rehearsals will be held at the 


Do not park on the pioneer parking pad.

This is ONLY for Pioneer employees and 

emergency vehicles

Enter Through Stage Door

Dancers MUST sign in and out of the theater at security.

No parents allowed backstage or in the auditorium.

Only designated chaperones are allowed backstage.

Masks are mandatory.

Thank you

Please check website 24 hours before rehearsal

incase of time changes. Thank you

Please remember our chaperones are volunteers, they have families too. No early drop offs or late pick-ups. Thank you.

Monday, December 6

No costumes, wear regular dance wear.

No stage make-up/or hair

4:30pm Act 1 Call

5:00pm Snow rehearsal

5:45 pm Act 1 Rehearsal

6:00pm Act 2 Call

7:15pm Act 2 Rehearsal

7:30pm Pick up for Act 1 dancers

8:15pm Pick up for Act 2 dancers

Tuesday, December 7

Full tech & Dress Rehearsal (costumes, hair, make-up)

4:30pm Act 1 Call

5:30pm Act 2 Call

6:00 Act 1 Rehearsal

7:15 Act 2 Rehearsal

Finale Line

8:30pm Pick-up for cast (approx)

Wednesday, December 8

Full Tech and Dress Rehearsal

with the Reno Phil

4:30pm A.V.A. company call

5:30pm Act 1 Call

6:00pm Act 2 Call

7:00pm Rehearsal with Reno Phil

9:15pm Pick-up for cast

​Thursday, December 9

Full Tech and dress Rehearsal

with the Reno Phil

Same as Wednesday December 8

Friday December 10 

5:30pm Call for Corps de Ballet

5:45pm Warm up on stage for corps de Ballet

6:30 Act1 and Act2 Call

8:00pm Show time

10:00pm Pick-up for cast

Saturday, December 11

12.00 call for Corps de Ballet

12:15 Warm up on stage for Corps de Ballet

12:30 Act1 and Act2 Call

2:00pm Show Time

4:00pm All Cast members 16yrs and under MUST leave

the Pioneer Theater at the end of the 2:00pm show

6:00pm Call for Corps de Ballet

6:15pm Warm up on Stage for Corps de Ballet

6:30pm Act1 and Act2 Call

8:00pm Show Time

10:00pm Pick- up for cast

​Sunday, December 12

11:00am Call for Corps de Ballet

11:15am Warm up on stage for Corps de Ballet

12:30 Act1 and Act2 Call

1:00pm Show Time

3:00pm Pick up for cast