Nutcracker Auditions

Nutcracker Auditions

Schaumburg Dance Ensemble will hold auditions for its 2018 production of The Nutcracker.

The  run will include twelve performances featuring over 100 dancers. Child and adult roles are available.  
Auditions and performances will be held at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts.
Staging and choreography by Michele Leslie Holzman, Lisa Sheppard, and Alberto Arias.

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Register Online for Dancers up to Age 13

Register Online for Dancers Ages 13+

Audition Dates

Saturday, August 18
9 am - 11:15 am Ages 8 - 10
Minimum 1 year classical ballet training 
(8 years old by 10/1/18)

11:30 am - 1:45 pm Ages 11-13
Minimum 2 years classical ballet training

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm   Boys 7 - 13 
No dance training necessary (7 years old by 5/1/18)

Saturday, August 25
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Ages 13 - Adult
Intermediate/Advanced
Please bring pointe, character, jazz, and ballet shoes

Sunday, August 26
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Callbacks by invitation
Attendance at callbacks mandatory

Production Week and Performance Dates

Production Week 
November 25 - November 30
Thursday, November 30 - Two full dress rehearsals

12 Performances
Friday, Nov. 30 9:45 am* and 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 1 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 2 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Friday, Dec. 7 9:45 am* and 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 8 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 9 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
*School performances not open to the public.

Information

  • Dancers must register ½ hour before auditions.
  • Bring a photo to audition.
  • A parent or guardian must attend a meeting at the start of the audition. 
  • All scheduled rehearsals will be absolutely mandatory.
  • Cast member participation fee (for those selected):
  • $125 for performers cast in a single role.
  • $175 for performers cast in multiple roles or in the role of Clara.
  • Pre-registration recommended. 

Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts
201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL (847) 885-3370