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Students performing in The Nutcracker Flower scene

Perform in the Nutcracker

Peninsula School of the Arts logo
Clara performing in the Nutcracker


September 16



September 23

Rehearsals begin

September 30

Participation fees due

October 7

Mandatory cast and parent meeting

October 9

Signed contracts due


December 2-3

Classical Nutcracker Sweets

at Peninsula Lively Arts Studio One

December 15-16

Classical Nutcracker

at The Fox Theater, Redwood City


PBT Nutcracker Audition: Saturday, September 16, 2022 at PBT Studios, 1880 S Grant St, San Mateo, CA 


The PBT Nutcracker audition is open to ALL interested children aged 7/Level 1 and up with little to no dance experience, to advanced level.


There is not a dress code requirement for the audition, but all students should wear ballet shoes, close fitting clothing, and have their hair up in a bun/pulled away from their face. 


Important information, please read carefully:

Should your child be selected to participate in PBT’s Nutcracker, they must enroll and attend at least one ballet technique class at PSA. Enrollment information is available here. If you are unsure what level your child should be enrolled in, please email




Rehearsals begin on September 23rd

Rehearsals are typically scheduled in one-to three-hour blocks of time between 12:30pm and 6pm every Saturday and are subject to change. Due to having limited rehearsal time available for productions, students should plan to be at every rehearsal. If your child is absent due to illness, you will need to contact company & school manager Chloé Watson at as soon as you know they will not be able to be at rehearsal.


Rehearsal schedules will be emailed in early October and are subject to change. 


Plan on the following tech/dress rehearsals:

  • Tech/Dress for Sweets Thursday, November 30

  • Tech/Dress rehearsals at the Fox Theatre Redwood City December 13-16

  • The youngest participants will be released from tech/dress rehearsals as early as possible.


Students must follow the PSA dress code for all rehearsals:

  • Hair pulled back in a bun

  • Class leotard, pink or flesh-tone tights, pink or flesh-tone ballet shoes; OR white or black solid-color t-shirt, close-fitting black pants or leggings, black ballet shoes. Dancers working on pointe may wear pink or flesh-tone pointe shoes.


Student and parent contracts must be signed prior to October 9th.




The participation fees are as follows:


Level 1 performers: $215.00

Levels 2 & 3 performers: $315.00

Levels 4, 5, & 6 performers: $415.00

A $50 discount will be applied for siblings.


This fee covers all costuming needs, rehearsals, and other costs associated with the production. Please email for more information. No refunds on participation fees.

Participation fees must be paid by September 30th.




All costumes are property of PBT and will be returned to PBT following the performances. 




  • Mandatory Cast & Parent Meeting on October 7th.

  • ALL FAMILIES are required to volunteer throughout the production period: volunteer shifts are available during rehearsal time, the week prior to the performances at PBT and the Fox Theatre, during Sweet and Fox Theatre performances and packing/unpacking after the Fox. Volunteer shifts are available with wardrobe, dressing rooms, boutique sales, props, flyers, program ads, special events, and coordination.

  • Details about the volunteer shifts, sign-ups, options available if you are not able to help during shifts, etc. will be discussed at the Parent Meeting on October 7th.

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