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Choreography and direction by Paul Vasterling
Fight direction and choreography by Tim Klotz
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Live music performed by the Nashville Symphony

William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers return to the stage to open Nashville Ballet’s season. The most iconic love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet sweeps audiences away in a whirlwind of forbidden passion and swoon-worthy romance. Featuring action-packed fight scenes and lush period costumes, this timeless and theatrical production whisks audiences to the streets of fair Verona as the Bard’s famous tragedy unfolds.

Rehearsal Schedule and FAQs for Romeo and Juliet Youth Cast

Congratulations on being selected for a role in Romeo and Juliet! Please find below the rehearsal schedule for the upcoming performance. Please follow your Casting Call as a Capulet or Montague, if you are unsure of your cast, please email youthcast@nashvilleballet.com

WEEK ONE

Youth Cast Mon, Sept 9 Tues, Sept 10 Wed, Sept 11 Thurs, Sept 12 Fri, Sept 13 Sat, Sept 14 Sun, Sept 15
Capulet 4-6 p.m.
Rehearsal
Nashville Ballet
4-6 p.m.
Rehearsal
Nashville Ballet
4-6 p.m.
Rehearsal
Nashville Ballet
Montague 4-6 p.m.
Rehearsal
Nashville Ballet
4-6 p.m.
Rehearsal
Nashville Ballet
4-6 p.m.
Rehearsal
Nashville Ballet
12-1 p.m.
Rehearsal
Nashville

 WEEK TWO

Youth Cast Mon, Sept 16 Tues, Sept 17 Wed, Sept 18 Thurs, Sept 19 Fri, Sept 20 Sat, Sept 21 Sun, Sept 22
Capulet 6:30-8 p.m.
Spacing Rehearsal
TPAC
6:15-8 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal
TPAC
6:45-8:30 p.m.
Performance
TPAC
1:15-3 p.m.
Performance
TPAC
Montague 6:30-8 p.m.
Spacing Rehearsal
TPAC
6:15-8 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal
TPAC
6:45-8:30 p.m.
Performance
TPAC

Frequently Asked Questions: Romeo and Juliet Youth Cast

Rehearsals and Performances:

When do rehearsals begin and what is the schedule?

The rehearsals will begin the week of September 9. Rehearsals continue for the next two weeks.

Starting Tuesday, September 17, all youth casts will move to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for final rehearsals and performances.

How long do rehearsals last?

Rehearsals will last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.

When are the performances of Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet has three performances:

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Will my child be in all three performances of Romeo and Juliet?

All youth cast members do not appear in every performance.

What is the appropriate attire and behavior for rehearsals?

Since all students are members of School of Nashville Ballet, it is best to be in their SNB uniform. Students should be quiet and attentive during the entire rehearsal. NO chewing gum will be allowed.

The Roles:

What are the youth cast roles like?

Should your child accept a role in Romeo and Juliet, they may find the part “easy.” They should take note that Romeo and Juliet is a professional production and the difficult dancing is performed by the professional dancers of Nashville Ballet.

However, most students will find this experience fun, rewarding and unlike any other! The most important thing to remember is that your child will learn many things by being involved in a professional production, and will take many cherished memories with them.

How much of a time commitment will the Romeo and Juliet youth cast be for me and my child?

All rehearsals and performances are mandatory. There are no conflicts allowed and absences will result in dismissal from the production. ILLNESS IS THE ONLY EXCUSED ABSENCE.

We are planning a family trip that would fall on the same day as a rehearsal or performance. Can my child still participate?

NO. If you have a family conflict (wedding, anniversary, reunion, etc.) with a Romeo and Juliet rehearsal, you should consider NOT accept your youth cast role. If you do decide to accept, be prepared to arrange for your child to attend rehearsal. Remember, ILLNESS IS THE ONLY ALLOWABLE ABSENCE.

More Questions?

If you have any more questions that were not answered above, please contact us at youthcast@nashvilleballet.com or (615) 297-0287.

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