Fritz, Nephew, and Party Boys

FRITZ, NEPHEW, and PARTY BOYS – Costume Information

Information is Subject to Change

 Performance Costume:  All costume pieces are numbered.  Costume numbers are assigned at your costume fitting.  You will wear the same costume for all of your performances.  For the opening crossing, the Nephew will wear a cape, hat, and gloves; the Party Boy who does the crossing will wear a cape and cap.

Performance Hairstyle:  Hair can be long (and it is encouraged), but it must not touch the shoulders.  No buzz cuts are allowed.  Dancers must arrive at the theater for dress rehearsals and performances with their hair performance ready.  This means their hair is done and has been sprayed with hairspray.  Parents will be doing their dancer’s hair prior to arriving at the theater.

Fritz Hairstyle:

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Party Boy Hairstyle option #1:

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Party Boy Hairstyle option #2:

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Party Boy Hairstyle option #3:

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Performance Makeup:  All performance makeup must be applied prior to dancers entering the theater for dress rehearsals and performances.  Parents will be responsible for doing their own dancer’s makeup.  Below is the list of makeup required for Ballet West Nutcracker.  Dancers are allowed to use comparable brands, but the color must be the same.  Please reference the above photos for makeup.

  • Ben Nye: Eye Shadow Taupe (ES-34)
  • Ben Nye: Pen Eye Liner – Dark Brown (PEL-2)
  • Ben Nye: Powder Blush – Coral (DR-7) or Dark Tech (DR-9) depending on skin tone
  • Brown or Black eyebrow pencil depending on hair color

Dancers will wear a face mask for all performances, and therefore will not need to wear lipstick.

Performance Shoes:  Two pairs of performance shoes are required.  (the 2nd pair can be an old pair)  Shoes must be “performance ready”.  That means that elastics are neatly sewn on and that your shoes are clean.  Ballet West wardrobe staff will hand out dyed elastics to those roles which require them.  Remember two pairs of shoes are required in your dance bag for just this reason.  One pair can be an old pair.  Please see specific role requirements below:

  • Nephew                      Black slip on jazz shoes. Shoelaces are not allowed.
  • Fritz                              Black canvas ballet shoes with dyed elastic. 
  • Party Boy 1                This role not cast for 2020
  • Party Boy 2                Black canvas ballet shoes with dyed elastic.
  • Party Boy 4               This role not cast for 2020
  • Party Boy 5               Black canvas ballet shoes with black elastic.
  • Party Boy 6                This role not cast for 2020

Please Note:  The wardrobe department does not repair shoes.  

Performance Tights/Bike Shorts and T-Shirt:  Please see the list below for each role.

  • Nephew:  Bike shorts and a tight white T-shirt.  Ballet West will provide crème tights to wear over the bike shorts.
  • Fritz:  Bike shorts and a tight white T-shirt.  Ballet West will provide crème tights to wear over the bike shorts.
  • Party Boy 1:  This role not cast for 2020
  • Party Boy 2:  Bike shorts and a tight white T-shirt.  Ballet West will provide crème tights to wear over the bike shorts.
  • Party Boy 4:  This role not cast for 2020
  • Party Boy 5:  Bike shorts and a tight black T-shirt.  Ballet West will provide black tights to wear over the bike shorts.
  • Party Boy 6:  This role not cast for 2020