YOUNG DANCERS FROM CHICAGO AND BEYOND GET A SHOT FOR A ROLE IN THE JOFFREY BALLET’S 27TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER Joffrey Tower, September 14
The Joffrey Ballet holds open auditions for the Children’s Cast of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker at its downtown studios in Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, Sunday, September 14. All students in the greater Chicagoland area with dance experience are welcome to audition.
This annual audition is for all children, from any studio or school, interested in auditioning for the 27th annual production of The Nutcracker, whether or not they have participated in The Joffrey’s The Nutcracker in the past. The audition will be directed by artistic staff from The Joffrey Ballet, who will be looking for dancers between 4’ and 5’ tall and 9 to 14 years old.
All dancers need to bring a headshot or photo no larger than 4” x 6” and an audition form (available onlinethrough Joffrey.org/academy) with them on the day of the audition. The Nutcracker Children’s Cast roles are Party Girls & Boys, Polichinelles (Mother Ginger’s kids), Battle Mice, Soldiers, Mounted Mice, Snow Tree Angels and Dolls.
Audition Times Based on Dancer Criteria:
Ages 9-10: Registration 1:15 – 2:15 pm, Audition 2:15 – 4:00 pm
Ages 11-14: Registration 10:30 – 11:30 am, Audition 11:30 – 1:30 pm
Dancers should be prepared to stay until 4pm on the day of the audition.
Dancers must be available for rehearsals in October, November and December. Rehearsals begin September 28 and take place at Joffrey Tower. Performances take place December 5-28 at the Auditorium Theatre (no performance December 25).
About Joffrey’s The Nutcracker
Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker, Chicago’s most popular holiday tradition, returns for its seasonal run at the Auditorium Theatre, bringing Tchaikovsky’s classic score to life with dancing snowflakes, battling toys, waltzing flowers and the splendor of the full Joffrey company on stage with over 100 young dancers from the Chicagoland area. Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker is presented in 23 performances, December 5 – 28, 2014.
Tickets, priced from $31 to $132, are available for purchase at The Joffrey Ballet’s official Box Office located in the lobby of Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph Street, as well as the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University box office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by telephone at (800) 982-2787, or online atwww.ticketmaster.com.