Auditions - North Suburbs Cast

Auditions - North Suburbs Cast

Schaumburg Dance Ensemble will hold auditions and rehearsals for select scenes in The Nutcracker at the Dance Academy of Libertyville. Although a majority of the production will be rehearsed in Schaumburg, rehearsals for the select scenes will be held primarily on Sunday afternoons at the Academy in Libertyville. The production features a double cast -- dancers will be placed in either one or both casts based on availability. The 2018 run will include twelve performances featuring over 100 dancers. Child and adult roles are available. Performances will be held at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts. Staging and choreography by Michele Leslie Holzman, Lisa Sheppard, and Alberto Arias.

Download a printable flyer

Register Online Here

Audition Dates
at the Dance Academy of Libertyville
746 E Park Ave., Libertyville, IL

Friday, August 17
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Ages 8 - 10
Minimum 1 year classical ballet training 
(8 years old by 10/1/18)

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Parent meeting for 8-10 and 11-13 year-olds

6:45 pm - 8 pm Ages 11-13
Minimum 2 years classical ballet training

8 pm - 9:15 pm   13+ 
Intermediate/advanced.  Minimum 3 years classical ballet training

9:15 pm - 9:30 pm 
Parent meeting for 13+ year-olds

Sunday, August 26
at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Callbacks by invitation
Callbacks are mandatory for participation.

Production Week and Performance Days

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.


  • 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.
  • Pre-registration recommended. 

Dance Academy of Libertyville
746 E Park Ave., Libertyville, IL

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