‘Nutcracker’ auditions set Sept. 10 at TJC

The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 34th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” is fast approaching.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Ornelas Health & Physical Education Center, located at Apache Pass and Palmer Avenue on the TJC main campus.
 
“Nutcracker season is always an exciting time, and we are thrilled to find our talented dancers and actors throughout East Texas,” TJC Academy of Dance Director Carolyn Hanna said.
 
All performances will be held in Wise Auditorium, located in the Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center.
 
Show times:
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1
• 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
• 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
• 2 Sunday, Dec. 4
 
Audition details
TJC’s annual “Nutcracker” is a large-scale production with more than 150 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 every show.
 
Audition times:
• 10-10:45 a.m.: Girls ages 6-8 (must be age 6 by the audition date)
• 11-11:30 a.m.: Boys of all ages
• 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.: Girls ages 9-11
• 1-1:45 p.m.: Dancers invited to audition for the leading role of Clara
• 2-3:45 p.m.: Girls ages 12 and up (girls may be asked to dance en pointe)
• 4-4:30 p.m.: Adults and actors interested in party scene
 
Those auditioning should arrive at least 15 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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