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Beauty & The Beast 2022

Student Cast Information

Beauty and the Beast Family Guide 2022 | updated March 15

Beauty and the Beast Student Cast Calendar | updated May 5

  • Dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 12 11:15am-6:15pm for All Roles, Cast A only
  • Dress  rehearsal added on Friday, May 13 11:15am-6:15pm for All Roles, Cast B only
  • Saturday, May 14 rehearsals determined for Pied Piper and Comm/Wedd roles

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Parent Volunteers: Application and Sign Ups

Volunteers are critical to the success of Beauty and the Beast and provide an exciting insiders-look at the production.

All adult individuals interested in Milwaukee Ballet volunteer opportunities must complete the new online Volunteer Application. If you have not yet applied through this online form, please apply here. Applicants will only be notified immediately if they are not approved. If your application is approved, you will receive emails with any future volunteer opportunities, including opportunities for Beauty and the Beast as described below, as available.

When you receive links to sign up for volunteer slots, please also note any health and safety policies in place for the position(s) you are interested in. All volunteers, regardless of age or vaccination status, must be masked for the entirety of their time onsite. In addition, any backstage volunteers must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lastly, backstage volunteers should only sign up for one slot per role until May 7. At that time, you may return to sign up for any remaining backstage slots.

  • Backstage volunteers

    All Backstage Volunteers must be adults that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning the volunteer date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination must be submitted in advance here. In addition, all backstage volunteers, regardless of age or vaccination status, must be masked for the entirety of their time onsite.

    Backstage volunteers work with the children’s cast at the theatre.  This is an exciting way to see the performance from a unique point of view and get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes action.

    • Volunteers are responsible for assisting students with costumes and “crowd control” while students are in their dressing rooms.
    • Student dancers must adhere to posted guidelines, and these guidelines are to be enforced by volunteers.
    • Volunteers are able to watch their group perform from backstage.
    • Female backstage volunteers are needed for all roles.  A male volunteer is needed for each show when boys are scheduled to perform.

    Arrival to the Theater

    • Backstage volunteers arrive 15 minutes prior to the students arrival time (one hour to the start of the show) and stay with students until they are dismissed.
    • Please do not drop your student off at the stage door and then park your car before volunteering. Volunteers need to arrive on time and be in place before students are dropped off. There is not extra space for students to wait for the volunteer to arrive at the stage door.
    • At the Marcus PAC, please pull up to the loading zone near the Stage Door (remember State Street is now a two-way street). Parking vouchers are available from the Marcus PAC Security Office just inside the Stage Door. Show this voucher to the attendant at the parking garage for a $1 parking fee to be paid via credit card. The voucher must immediately be returned to the Security Office after parking.

    Only Backstage Supervisors who are volunteering for the specific performance/rehearsal are allowed in the backstage area. A backstage access pass will be issued to the backstage supervisors for the scheduled rehearsals and performances. Volunteers are eligible to use a discounted parking voucher only when they are on duty.

  • DRESS REHEARSAL OBSERVATION Chaperones

    Chaperones will be needed during dress rehearsals at the theatre on May 17 & 18. These chaperones will sit with the observing student cast in the back of the audience orchestra seating while the other cast is in the dress rehearsal. The observing student cast is expected to watch the dress rehearsal and listen to any notes given by artistic staff that relate to their role. It is essential that chaperones maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere among the observing student cast as the other dancers, students, and artistic staff are at work.

    Arrival to the Theater

    • Observation chaperones arrive 15 minutes prior to the observing cast’s arrival time. Example: if Cast A is dancing, please arrive 15 minutes prior to Cast B’s scheduled arrival time. Observation chaperones stay with the observing student cast until they are dismissed.
    • Please do not drop your student off at the stage door and then park your car before volunteering. Volunteers need to arrive on time and be in place before students are dropped off. There is not extra space for students to wait for the volunteer to arrive at the stage door.
    • At the Marcus PAC, please pull up to the loading zone near the Stage Door (remember State Street is now a two-way street). Parking vouchers are available from the Marcus PAC Security Office just inside the Stage Door. Show this voucher to the attendant at the parking garage for a $1 parking fee to be paid via credit card. The voucher must immediately be returned to the Security Office after parking.

    Only observing chaperones who are signed up to volunteer for the specific dress rehearsal are allowed in the backstage and audience seating areas as directed. An access pass will be issued to the observing chaperones for the scheduled rehearsals. Volunteers are eligible to use a discounted parking voucher only when they are on duty.

  • Boutique Volunteers

    Milwaukee Ballet offers a wonderful Boutique where patrons can shop for Ballet merchandise. A large team of adult volunteers (18 years+ only, please) is needed for this effort to assist with set-up, sales and tear down. Boutique volunteers should arrive 75 minutes before the show to train on our POS system and will work pre-show, during intermission and for about 30 minutes after the show to complete purchases. Boutique volunteers are able to view the show from house seats in the back of the theatre at no cost, as seating availability allows.

    Please note that all boutique staff and volunteers, regardless of age or vaccination status, must be masked for the entirety of their time onsite.

    Boutique volunteers will also receive (1) voucher per completed shift for their choice of ticket to a future production later in the season, as available.

    Arrival to the Theater

    • Boutique volunteers should arrive 75 minutes before the show to train on our POS system.
    • At the Marcus PAC, please pull up to the loading zone near the Stage Door (remember State Street is now a two-way street). Parking vouchers are available from the Marcus PAC Security Office just inside the Stage Door. Show this voucher to the attendant at the parking garage for a $1 parking fee to be paid via credit card. The voucher must immediately be returned to the Security Office after parking.
    • Proceed up to the atrium to check in with boutique staff for your volunteer shift.

    Volunteers are eligible to use the discounted parking voucher only when they are on duty.

The Nutcracker

  • Student Cast Information

    Thank you to all students and parent volunteers involved in the 2021 production of The Nutcracker!

    Student Cast information for the 2022-23 production will be announced in late Summer 2022.

  • Parent Volunteers

    Milwaukee Ballet’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker has a large student cast that would not be possible without many family volunteers. Volunteers are critical to the success of the show and provide an exciting insiders-look at the production. Volunteer opportunities will be discussed at the mandatory full cast meeting.

    All Volunteers must be adults that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning the volunteer date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination must be submitted in advance to Alyx Johnson.

    Only Backstage Supervisors who are volunteering for the specific performance/rehearsal are allowed in the backstage area. A backstage access pass will be issued to the backstage supervisors for the scheduled rehearsals and performances. Volunteers are eligible to use a discounted parking voucher when they are on duty.

    The following individuals must complete a Milwaukee Ballet Volunteer Application. This application will be valid for up to 2 years from submission date:

    • First-time volunteers with Milwaukee Ballet and MBSA
    • Volunteers who submitted their application in Fall 2019 and wish to renew their application for Fall 2021 volunteer opportunities.

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    VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP DETAILS:

    1. Submit a volunteer application to Alyx Johnson in advance. A background check will be conducted.
    2. Submit proof of full vaccination here.
    3. Review the Volunteer Descriptions prior to signing up for any volunteer opportunity.
    4. Starting Monday, October 25 at noon, parent/guardians may sign up for only one slot per volunteer role.
    5. Starting Monday, November 1, sign up for any additional slots available.
    6. Starting Monday, November 22, adults other than parent/guardians may sign up for remaining volunteer slots.
    7. All volunteers must attend a Zoom training session on November 29 or December 1. Details to come.
    8. Bring your signed Marcus Performing Arts Center waiver to your first volunteer shift. Waiver to be distributed.

    Student Cast & Volunteer Supervisor Backstage and Performance Rules and Expectations

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