‘Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 9 at TJC

Attention, aspiring sugar plum fairies and dancing mice. It’s your time to shine.

The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 29th presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” is fast approaching.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, in the TJC dance studio (Room 125) in the Ornelas Health and Physical Education Center, located at the corner of Apache Pass and Palmer Avenue on the TJC main campus.

“Audition day is always exciting, because it gives us a chance to see the wealth of dancing and acting talent that exists right here in East Texas,” TJC Academy of Dance Director Carolyn Hanna said. “‘The Nutcracker’ is a long-standing tradition for many in the community, and we can’t wait to get started on this year’s show.”

TJC’s annual “Nutcracker” is a large-scale production with more than 100 roles to fill. Roles are available for performers ages 6 through adult, and performers must be able to rehearse every Saturday and perform in every show.

Audition times are:
• 10-11 a.m.: Ages 6-8
• 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Ages 9-12
• 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Ages 12 and up (Ladies on pointe will stay the entire time)
• 2:30-3 p.m.: Adults, teens or actors interested in party scene

Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes before their audition time to warm up, fill out paperwork and be measured for costumes.

Performances will be in Wise Auditorium on these dates:
• 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
• 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
• 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3

For more information, contact Carolyn Hanna, TJC Academy of Dance director, at 903-510-2483 or by email at chan3@tjc.edu.

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