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The Nutcracker Auditions



Our world premiere of “The Nutcracker” will take place on December 2-3, 2017 in the heart of Chicago at the legendary Studebaker Theater. Experience the magic of traditions celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the first performance at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg!

A&A BALLET and SPA’s World premiere of “The Nutcracker” auditions – Saturday, September 9


The School of Performing Arts, 1112 S. Washington St., Naperville

10:15-10:30 – Ages 4-6
10:30-10:50 – Ages 7-9
10:50-11:10 – Ages 10-12
11:10-11:40 – Ages 13+
11:40-12:00 – Adults

American Rhythm Center, 410 S. Michigan Av., Chicago

2:00-2:15 – Ages 4-6
2:15-2:35 – Ages 7-9
2:35-3:00 – Ages 10-12
3:00-3:30 – Ages 13+
3:30-4:00 – Adults, Guest Artists


List of roles and level assignment for A&A BALLET's Nutcracker Production:

Clara - by selection
Prince - by selection
Sugar Plum - by selection
Nutcracker Doll - by selection
Drosselmeyer - Alexei Kremnev
Party Adults - adults (open audition)
Party Children - Level III, IV, V, Conservatory
Party Ladies - Level V, Conservatory, Youth Company
Street boys, Street girls - Level IV, V, Conservatory, Youth Company
Columbine - by selection
Harlequin - by selection
Devil - by selection
Mouse King - by selection
Brave Mice - Level III, IV, V, Open Division, Dance Ensemble
Soldiers - Level III, IV, V, Open Division, Dance Ensemble
Poor spirited mice - Level I
Angels - Level II
Bakers - Level III
Happy Clouds - Pre-ballet, Creative Dance age 4+
Mademoiselles Fruity - Level III, IV, V + Rhythmic gymnasts
Snow Flakes - Level V, Conservatory, Youth Company
Lead Flowers, Flowers - Level V, Conservatory, Youth Company
Spanish - Conservatory, Youth Company
Arabian, Arabian Attendants - Conservatory, Youth Company
Chinese - Conservatory, Youth Company
Russian - Conservatory, Youth Company
Dance of Mirlitons - Conservatory, Youth Company
Rescue Mouse - by selection
Car Drivers - Open Division
Party Guest Children - Open Division

Earlier Event: September 9
Annie MainStage Musical Auditions
Later Event: September 11
Theatre Department: 1st Semester begins