Children’s Auditions

2017 Nutcracker Audition Schedule

Auditions for the children’s cast of The Sacramento Ballet’s 2017 production of

THE NUTCRACKER will be held over three days:

Wednesday, September 6th, Saturday, September 9th, and Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Location: The Sacramento Ballet Studios, 2420 N Street, Sacramento (corner of 24th and N Street).  Enter parking area on O Street between 24th and 25th.

Children must be 6 years old by December 1, 2017 to participate.  Children may audition for more than one role if they meet the height and skill requirement.  However, once they are cast in a part they may not audition for a second role.

Please arrive thirty minutes before the audition time to allow for parking and registration.  Children should arrive dressed in dance or exercise shoes and clothing.  Please, as a courtesy to our neighbors, DO NOT PARK IN THEIR PARKING LOTS or DRIVEWAYS. 

Please be advised that every attempt will be made to keep to the audition schedules.  However, large numbers of participants can cause delays so come prepared.  There will be food, beverages and bake sale items for your convenience at the audition.  Cash only please.

Rehearsals for some roles may begin as early as September 10th. Dancers selected to dance in THE NUTCRACKER will be required to attend all pertinent rehearsals. The rehearsal schedule will be posted at the audition to confirm eligibility for a role’s rehearsal schedule prior to auditioning or on the website at www.sacballet.org,

Wednesday, September 6

4:30-7:30 PM                                            Waltz of the Flowers & Center Angels

Dancers must be at advanced level with a minimum of three years on pointe, 4 feet 11 inches or taller.  Auditions will be held on pointe. (Most Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and include a warm up class).

Saturday, September 9

8:30-10:00 AM                                          Candy Canes

Girls with advanced ballet technique, 4 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 5 inches.

10:00-10:30 AM                                       Fritz, Party Boys

10:30-1:00 PM                                         Clara, Party Girls

Boys and girls 4 feet 5 inches to 5 feet. Boys do not need formal dance training, but should be able to execute simple steps and follow stage directions.  Girls need intermediate ballet technique.

1:00 – 2:15 PM                                         Sugar Plum Fairy Attendants

Girls with intermediate ballet technique, 4 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 2 inches.

2:15 – 3:30 PM                                         Angels

Girls with intermediate to advanced dance training, 4 feet 11 inches and over.

3:30-4:30 PM                                           Chinese Attendants

Girls with intermediate ballet technique, 4 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 2 inches.

4:30-5:30 PM                                            Reindeer

Boys and girls 4 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 3 inches, with some dance experience and can follow stage direction.

5:30-6:30 PM                                            Prologue

Boys and girls 4 feet 5 inches to 5 feet.  Boys and girls do not need formal dance training, but should be able to follow stage direction.

6:30-7:30 PM                                           Soldiers and Dragon Attendants

Boys and girls 4 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 8 inches, with some dance experience and can follow stage direction.

Sunday, September 10

8:30-10:30 AM                                         Mother Ginger Children, Baby Bunny and Baby Mouse

Boys and girls 4 feet to 4 feet 5 inches tall with some dance experience.

10:30-12:00 PM                                       Arabian Attendants and Cherubs

Girls 4 feet to 4 feet 6 inches who can follow simple directions. (Children may be asked for proof of age).

12:00-2:30 PM                                         Cooks, Christmas Dolls, & Teeny Tiny Mice

Boys and girls, under 4 feet 2 inches, who can follow simple directions. (Children may be asked for proof of age).

2:30-3:00 PM                                            Big Mice

Men and Women over 5 feet 6 inches, with advanced dance training.

Each child chosen to perform will be assessed a participation fee (maximum of $250 /family, excluding Flowers).  The fee covers, in part, the cost of rehearsal personnel, costume fitting & cleaning, theatre make-up, and administration.

Christmas Dolls/Cooks/Teeny Tiny Mice/Cherubs/Prologue                                          $65

Arabian Attendants/Baby Bunny & Baby Mouse/Soldiers/Dragon Attendants/Reindeer              $90

All Angels/Mother Ginger Children/Party Children/Candy Canes/Chinese Attendants/                $115

and Sugar Plum Fairy Attendants

Waltz of the Flowers                                                                           $215 (School of the Sacramento Ballet students $115)