Information for Nutcracker Cast Members and Parents

download our 2016 nutcracker handbook here.

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nutcracker rehearsal schedule, Last two weeks.

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Nutcracker Program Ad Sales Campaign and Raffle.

If you, your employer or anyone in your network may be interested in advertising in our Nutcracker program, please download and complete the ad referral sheet and turn it in to us. 

Each referral you make enters you into our raffle for a package of items and services from local businesses. Make as many referrals as you like for additional chances to win. (Drawing on December 14th)

We will also offer a signed, limited edition print of our 2016 Nutcracker poster to the person whose referrals generate the most revenue. (Winner announced December 3rd.)

Cast Member Tee-Shirts, Commemorative nutcrackers and Nutcracker DVD's Available for Pre-Order

NOBT announces the opening of 2016 Nutcracker cast member tee-shirt orders. Pre-order your dancer's short sleeve tee-shirt online or in person at their next rehearsal. Sample tees are available in our waiting area to try on for size. The deadline to order your cast member tee-shirt is HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Tee-shirts will now be distributed on or after November 19th. Click here to pre-order your tee-shirt online.

NOBT will offer a DVD recording of our 2016 performance of The Nutcracker. For your convenience, you may pre-order a copy of your dancer's performance online or in person their next rehearsal. PLEASE NOTE: We will offer two separate recordings, one of our 2 PM performance and one of our 7 PM performance. Buyers should make certain to order the recording of the correct performance time for their dancer's cast. Click here to pre-order your DVD.

NOBT is offering it's 2016 Commemorative Nutcracker. This 18" nutcracker from the Kurt Adler Collection will come painted with your dancer's name on the base. Click here to pre-order your 2016 Commemorative Nutcracker.   

Ticket Sales and Nutty for Nutcracker Information!

Similar to last year, we will have another Nutty for Nutcracker challenge to see which dancers can sell the most tickets. This year, our goal is to sell 2,000 tickets in 1 month. The competition starts Tuesday, October 4th at 12:00 pm (when tickets go on sale) and ends Friday, November 4th at 11:59 pm.  

Friends and family will receive a 30% discount the first 3 weeks of ticket sales, ending on Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59 pm. To receive the 30% discount, enter your dancer’s first initial and last name as the discount code. For example: Marjorie Schramel = mschramel for the discount code. If your child has two first names, then the discount code is the first name initials + last name. Example: Lisa Marie Keller becomes LMKeller for the discount code.

This will activate the 30% discount and also ensure that your dancer’s ticket sales are counted towards their total for the Nutty for Nutcracker competition. Ticket sale information will be collected from the Orpheum Theatre, and updated dancer totals will be posted at the studio. The top 12 dancers will be awarded the opportunity to distribute flowers to lead dancers at the performances. Small prizes will also be distributed to dancers who sell over 30, 40, and 50 tickets! 

Note: Only the first week of ticket sales are exclusive to friends and family. Tickets will be available to the public on Monday, October 10th. Buy your tickets early to ensure you can select your preferred seats! 

Quick Ticket Info:
Friends and Family Discount code: First initial and last name of dancer: 30% discount code. Discount Ends October 23rd at 11:59 pm.
Nutty for Nutcracker Challenge: Ends November 4th at 11:59 pm.

Links to Purchase Tickets:

Overall Orpheum Ticketmaster Page (where you will see all four events at once): 

Saturday Performance, 2pm:  

Saturday Performance, 7pm:  

Sunday Performance, 2pm:  

Sunday Performance, 7pm: 

Orpheum Box Office: 504-274-4870

For ticketing or box office questions, please email
Other questions about tickets or Nutty for Nutcracker Challenge: email Lisa Keller at