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Louisville Academy of Fine Arts Presents:

The Nutcracker 2023

December 8th, 9th, & 10th



Hello Nutcracker Families! We are attaching a downloadable Nutcracker Show Letter HERE. Please download and review what your child needs for the theater this show. Some characters require different hair styles, shoes, or leotards so we want to give you plenty of time to prepare. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us.

Nutcracker Photos!

LAFA will be selling group Nutcracker photos this year! Starting Wednesday 12/6 - Sunday 12/10, we will be taking photo orders in the Lobby of the Ogle Center. Each photo will be $40 (cash/check) for a 8x10. Orders forms and money are due 12/11. 

We are attaching a downloadable theater schedule as well, please click HERE to view in PDF form. 


LAFA is so excited to share the stage with you and your children in our 4th Annual Community Nutcracker. Nutcracker is a wonderful ballet tradition we hold close to our hearts. This year we will be returning to the Ogle Center at IU Southeast (Click on the link to check it out!). Please read the schedule carefully and take note which Cast your Child is in. During Tech week and show days at the theater, they will be called at different times and dates. All Saturday rehearsals leading up to the show require both Cast A & B. For a complete downloadable schedule click HERE. Please disregard company rehearsals on Mondays and Wednesdays, your child will only be called on Saturdays until Tech Week. 


It's Tech Week! Please Check the documents above for a downloadable Tech Week schedule. Thank you!



Please download our Nutcracker Guidebook for more information on Studio Production Policy, Scheduling, Performances, and General Information. All rehearsals will take place at LAFA, 4868 Brownsboro Center, 40207 between 11:00-4:00 begining 9/16/23. Your child will not be called for the entire rehearsal, we will post rehearsal updates on this page on a regular basis. There will be a Manditory Cast & Grownup Meeting on Wednesday 9/20/23 in the second floor suite. There will be no rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend. 

Tech Rehearsals will be held at the theater Cast A Wednesday 12/6/23 – Cast B Thursday 12/7/23 from 5:00-9:00. 


  • Friday, December 8 at 7 pm (Cast A)

  • Saturday, December 9 at 2 pm (Cast B)

  • Saturday, December 9 at 7 pm (Cast A)

  • Sunday, December 10 at 2 pm (Cast B)


  • There will be a $125 costume/production fee that is due on 10/1/23

Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule

For a full downloadable schedule of Tech Week please click HERE. Show weeks run differently than our usual Saturday rehearsal, so please read diligently. We will be in the STUDIO Monday & Tuesday, and in the THEATER Wednesday through Sunday. 

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