STAMFORD, CT… Connecticut Ballet will hold open auditions for children’s roles in its upcoming production of The Nutcracker on Sunday, September 15th from 1:00-6:30pm at Connecticut Ballet Center, 20 Acosta Street, Stamford.
Rehearsals will commence in late October and performances are
December 14/15 and 21/22 at The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts. An annual
tradition in downtown Stamford, the ballet features guest stars from American
Ballet Theatre as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier, Connecticut Ballet’s
professional corps de ballet, and over 125 children’s and adult character
performers. Since 1984, over 2500
local children have performed in Connecticut Ballet’s production.
Prior dance experience is helpful, but not necessary for younger children.
The following is the breakdown of audition times by age and ability: Children ages 4-5 – 1:00-1:45pm; ages 6-7 – 2:00-2:45pm; ages 8-10 – 3:00-4:00pm; ages 11-12 – 4:15-5:15pm; ages 13-15 – 5:30-6:30pm. Boys and girls are encouraged to tryout. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time. Hair should be properly fastened and dance attire is required. In addition, adults and teens are needed for non-dance character parts.
For info, call Connecticut Ballet at 203-964-1211 or visit www.connecticutballet.com. For tickets to The Nutcracker, call Stamford Center for the Arts box office at 203-325-4466 or visit www.scalive.org.