Arizona Youth Invited to Audition for 'The Nutcracker'
By Claire Natale -
Wednesday Sep 06, 2023
Ballet Arizona is excited to once again welcome young and aspiring performers to audition for the annual holiday production of The Nutcracker on Sunday, Sept. 10. Auditions will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ballet Arizona’s studio and are broken down by age and gender. Those auditioning must be willing to stay additional time. Dancers must be between the ages of nine and 18 or be in the School of Ballet Arizona’s Level Two classes to audition. The organization requests that participants come dressed in classical ballet attire for the audition. Candidates will try out for roles including young Clara and the Nutcracker Prince, angels, soldiers, party kids and bonbons.
The Nutcracker is one of the most memorable holiday productions and Ballet Arizona performs its own unique version to captivate the audience in its storytelling. Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker is a $1.8 million production and considered one of the “three finest productions” by The New York Times Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay. In addition to dancing beside professional Ballet Arizona dancers, youth performers will perform to live orchestral music by The Phoenix Symphony.