‘Nutcracker’ auditions Sept. 7 at TJC

The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 31st annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” is fast approaching.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 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.
 
All performances will be held in Caldwell Auditorium in downtown Tyler. Show times are:
• 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
• 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7
• 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
 
Audition details
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. Performers must be able to rehearse every Friday or Saturday and perform in each show.

Audition times are:
• 10-11 a.m.: Ages 6-8
• 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Ages 9-11
• 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Ages 12 and up
• 3-3:30 p.m.: Dancers invited to audition for the role of Clara
• 4-4:30 p.m.: Adults and actors interested in party scene

Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes before their audition time for paperwork and warming up.

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

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