Children's Auditions for Nutcracker at PlayhouseSquare | Arts & Culture
CLEVELAND, OH - Children’s auditions for Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production of Nutcracker, will take place Saturday, November 12th at 10 a.m. in The Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare, located at 1375 Euclid Avenue. This production of Nutcracker will run from December 8-11 and is presented by Fifth Third Bank.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker will incorporate several local children into their production this holiday season. Eligible children include girls and boys who are currently enrolled in regular dance classes and those who have had a minimum of two years of training. All children must be eight years of age by November 1, 2011. Parts available include Party Girls, Party Boys, Mice and Angels (girls only.) Children dancing these roles must be between 3’-8” and 4’-5” in height. We will also be casting the parts of Clara, Dieter and Julien this year. Clara should be an intermediate to advanced student between 4’-8” & 5’-0”,
Dieter should be an intermediate student between 4’-8” & 4’-10” and
Julien should be an intermediate to advanced student between 4’-8” & 5’-2”.
Doors to the Idea Center open at 9:30 a.m. and auditions will begin at 10:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION FOR THE AUDITION IS REQUIRED!
Girls are asked to wear pink tights, a solid colored leotard and their ballet slippers. Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black pants or tights and their ballet shoes. All children should arrive with their completed forms, which they will receive via email after pre-registering online, as well as a current photo (i.e. a school photo or another photo where the child is prominent in the shot.)
Registration for this audition is mandatory. To register, and for more detailed information about auditions, please visit PlayhouseSquare.org/auditions. You will be asked to complete the online registration.
Any child auditioning for Nutcracker must be available for ALL of the rehearsals and performances. Children unable to commit to all rehearsal dates will not be eligible to audition. All rehearsals will be held at The Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare located at 1375 Euclid Avenue. To view the entire rehearsal and performance schedule, please visit PlayhouseSquare.org/auditions.
Nutcracker has become a beloved family tradition during the holiday season as it shepherds in the Christmas spirit with family and friends and conjures up memories of Christmas past and present. Set in 1913, young Clara dreams of a magical world that enchants and delights with dancing snowflakes, battling mice and a mischievous bear, it speaks to the child in everyone. Nutcracker is a celebration of culture, family, music and above all, dance.
Performed under the artistic direction of André Lewis, Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker is performed to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and is co-choreographed by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon. Original scenic design is by Brian Perchaluk and original costume designs are by Paul Daigle. Lighting Design is by Michael J. Whitfield. 46 local Cleveland musicians will make up the live Orchestra, which will be led by Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Conductor, Tadeusz Biernacki. Casting for this production will be announced at a later date.
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This performance engagement is a part of the Smart Seats program at PlayhouseSquare that offers smart entertainment at a smart price. For more information on Smart Seats, visit playhousesquare.org/smartseats.
Tickets are on-sale now and range in price from $10 - $80 each. To purchase tickets, call (216) 241-6000, log on to PlayhouseSquare.org or visit the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office. Special discounts are offered for groups of 15 or more. Please call the Group Sales Department at (216) 664-6050 x1 for more information.
Public Performance Schedule:
Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m.