The Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), the state’s premier professional ballet company, will be holding open auditions for children’s roles in the perennial favorite, The Nutcracker.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at BTM’s Merritt Annex for students ages 6-18, levels pre-ballet through advanced. Registration opens at 10:30am.
Audition times are as follows:
- 11:00-12:30 Ladies in Waiting, Pages, Shepherdesses (Levels Intermediate 1 – Advanced, ages 10-18) Some of these roles are on pointe.
- 12:30-2:30 Party Scene: Party Girls, Party Boys, Louise, Maid, Marie, Fritz, Admiral’s Daughter, Grandkids (Levels Beginning Ballet 2 through Advanced, ages 10-18)
- 3:00-4:30 Tiny Sugar Plum Fairies, Princesses, Cookies (Levels Pre-Ballet through Intermediate 1, ages 6-12)
- 5:00-5:30 Fight Scene: Mice, Rats (Levels Pre-Ballet through Advanced, ages 6-18)
- 5:30-6:30 Fight Scene: Soldiers, Rat Lieutenants (Levels Intermediate 1 through Advanced, ages 10-18)
Students from this round of auditions must be available for rehearsals on M/W afternoons during the summer from June 25-August 4. Students may request permission to miss one week of rehearsals in summer only, subject to the Artistic Director’s approval.
Performances are December 8-9 and 15-16, 2012 at Maryland Hall.
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