CO_Mom Posted November 22, 2011 Report Share Posted November 22, 2011 My 9 year old daughter is excited to be performing in her first Nutcracker. Her school requires the children to be at a particular level before tryouts and not all are selected (I'd guess 75%???) The school is associated with a professional company (very small city, so Nutcracker is really the company's big production). Most of the students performing are at least 9 - so we don't have a lot of super, young children in the show. My question is that there are a few students who are a huge distraction at rehearsal - talking, being goofy, missing cues, talking, talking and more talking. Frankly, it's one student who has a tendency to encourage some of the others. My daughter has a small part - but is taking this SUPER seriously - it doesn't help that one of her little friends from class did not get cast. I'm struggling with how to help her deal with it. I know my perspective is skewed, as I would have tossed the kid out of the production after the second rehearsal - which is probably why I don't teach young children. I have told her to just concentrate on being the best mouse ever - but she's frustrated. The AD has talked to the child a few times - particularly about missing the cues, but I think as it's a small part, she has a lot more pressing things to worry about. Other than avoidance, is there any tips I can give her? And is this pretty typical? Quote Link to comment
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