Frequently asked questions

Where are rehearsals?

Regular rehearsals will be held at Burbank Dance Academy, the host school for our 2021 Nutcracker. Burbank Dance Academy 2518 W. Burbank Blvd Burbank, CA 91505

How do I get answers to my questions?

You can contact The Red Chair Productions by phone at (818) 660-2370 or by email at Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter too! Throughout rehearsals and performances, we send weekly email notifications by email so make sure that all of our families are kept up-to-date on relevent information!

When is the mandatory parent meeting?

The mandatory parent meeting will be on Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted virtually on Zoom.

When are rehearsals?

All rehearsals will be held on Saturdays and Sundays (two advanced soloist dances will rehearse on either Tuesday or Wednesday). Each dance will rehearse once weekly. Rehearsals will begin the weekend of September 18th and continue through December 5th, with studio dress rehearsals on December 4th and 5th. There will be no rehearsal Thanksgiving weekend. Dress rehearsals at the Alex Theatre will be the week of December 6th with performances on December 10th-12th. Rehearsal schedules will be distributed following casting.

How do we rent our costume?

We will provide a rental costume for your child. The costume fees are included in your participation fees and are non-refundable.

What other costume items am I responsible for?

You are responsible to provide the appropriate dance shoes and undergarments for your child's role, as well as the proper make-up. All information will be given to parents at the Parent Meeting.

Can I help with fundraising?

Yes! We are an all-volunteer staff and need donations to have a successful program. We run various fundraisers throughout the production and year, as well as have an option for corporate sponsors, and direct donations which are tax-deductible. Please call (818) 660-2370 or visit our fundraising page on our website for more information.

What are the volunteer requirements?

As our show is run by volunteers, your help is essential to your child's success! All participating families must sign up for at least one position (a minimum of 10 hrs. of volunteer time per performer) for which they feel most comfortable or pay a volunteer opt out fee.

How will I find out about my child's part?

All parts will be posted by audition number online only at following auditions. An email will be sent out when casting has been posted.

When & where are the shows?

There will be a school community performance on Friday, December 10th. This will require performers to miss school on this day. There will be public performances on Saturday, December 11th and Sunday, December 12th.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets will be available soon through the Alex Theatre Box Office. There will be a special promotional code available to all cast members for a limited time.

How do I get updates & information?

All information updates will be emailed to you through our newsletter which is updated weekly and will be posted on our website. If you have any questions at any point in time, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

How do I pre-register for auditions?

To pre-register for auditions, visit our Nutcracker Audition Registration page ( and follow the directions. To be eligible for the discounted pre-registration audition fee of $25, dancers must be registered by: Pointe Work and Boys - Thursday, September 9th at 11:59 p.m. Open Dance Auditions - Friday, September 10th at 11:59 p.m. Audition fees will increase to $35 after this point and be considered on an as-available basis. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

What are the fees associated with participating in the Nutcracker?

Audition Fee - $25 (early)/$35

Participation Fee (includes costume rental, 2 pairs of tights for the performance and 1 TShirt) - $355

How is Red Chair Productions keeping dancers safe during Covid?

Our dancers' safety is our utmost priority and will remain our focus throughout the entire Nutcracker process. We are constantly re-evaluating procedures based on the CDC, local regulations, and current numbers. During all rehearsal time, dancers and staff will be required to wear masks. Prior to entering for rehearsal, dancers will be screened for temperatures and asked to sanitize their hands. No parents will be allowed indoors during rehearsals to limit the number of people and the exposure. Parents will be welcome to stay onsite in the outdoor area. Additional measures will be taken during auditions, including limited group sizes and social distancing. Virtual auditions will be offered as well, encouraging anyone with potential exposure to stay home while still allowing them to participate. As performance time nears, we will continue to work with the Alex Theatre and local authorities to continue to make our dancers our priority.