Congratulations to the Open School Cast for RDT’s 2020 Production of The Nutcracker


Based on the roles and production, we were unable to cast everyone. We encourage you to keep dancing and return in the future for another production!

Thank you to all who auditioned!

For all dancers cast in the show, please follow communications for OPEN SCHOOL roles.

ALL rehearsals are required (one excused absence allowed). Parts are double-cast so all open school dancers have an alternate. Dancers will be assigned CAST 1 or CAST 2 and they will perform in ACT 1 or ACT 2.  There are also COMPANY roles.

Rehearsals for open school roles will be held on the following dates:

  • Sept 19 and Sept 26 will be 1.5 hours for each dancer
  • Oct 3 through Nov 7  will be 1 hour for each dancer
  • Nov 14 – No Rehearsal
  • Nov 21 – Dress Rehearsal Cast 1
  • Nov 22 (Sunday) – Dress Rehearsal Cast 2

Additional rehearsal details will available online soon.


Each dancer will perform in 9 shows. All shows will be held in Studio 1, the performance space at our new studio. Seating will be limited to safely manage audience capacity and  online streaming will be available.

Each dancer will have an alternate who performs the same role. Open School dancers will not share costumes. Each will have his/her own costume. .

Show Dates:

  • Nov 23, Nov 24
  • Nov 27, Nov 28, Nov 29
  • Dec 4, Dec 5, Dec 6


Parents are required to attend a cast parent meeting on Saturday OCT 3 at the time of your dancer’s rehearsal. Parents are required to volunteer during performances or rehearsals. Online sign up will be available for OPEN SCHOOL parents on Saturday OCT 31.

Cast members need to purchase tights, camisoles, shoes and makeup kit based on Costume Guidelines.

Performance Fees of $200 will be run through Jackrabbit on Wednesday, September 16.