Nutcracker 2018 Information

The Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Huntsville Ballet School for The Huntsville Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker.

Performance dates will be December 7, 8, 9, 2018 in Huntsville and a touring opportunity to perform in Guntersville, Alabama on December 14, 15, 16, 2018.

Students at the Ballet 1 level and above are welcome to audition. There will be a $130 audition fee and a signed contract that will be due prior to Aug. 25th.

Schedule for Saturday, August 25, 2018 Auditions:

Ballet 1/1x Check-in time: 11:30, Audition time: 12:00-12:30, Minimum Ballet Classes: 2 per week
Ballet 2/2X Check-in time: 12:15, Audition time: 12:45-1:30, Minimum Ballet Classes: 2 per week
Ballet 3/3X Check-in time: 1:15,  Audition time: 1:45-2:45,  Minimum Ballet Classes: 2 per week
Ballet 4/4X Check-in time: 2:30,  Audition time: 3:00-4:00, Minimum Ballet Classes: 3 per week
Ballet 5/5X/6 Audition time: During Class 10:00-11:30, Minimum Ballet Classes: 4 per week

New this year is the opportunity to take our fabulous production on the road to Guntersville and perform at The Whole Backstage Theater. With this comes many details to work through with the priority of making it as easy as possible for the dancers and parents.

Cast members will not be required to be in Guntersville for a “tech week” like we do here in Huntsville. Cast members will be called to rehearsal Thursday, December 13 for a dress rehearsal and then for the performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bus transportation complete with Chaperones to and from Guntersville for dress rehearsals and performances will be provided. Also, those dancers who are cast for two shows on Saturday will be given a meal in between performances (compliments of our host). The bus will leave to and from the Huntsville Ballet studio. Guntersville is a 40 mile drive from Huntsville. No dancer will have to miss school.

Huntsville Ballet is working in conjunction with the Kohl Academy of Performing Arts from Guntersville to give their dancers an opportunity to audition for The Nutcracker for the Guntersville performances only. They will attend rehearsals in Huntsville to be prepared to perform in Guntersville.

This is a history making event for The Huntsville Ballet to have our first tour of The Nutcracker. We welcome you to join us in this endeavor.