The Nutcracker

This year marks the 31st Anniversary of The Nutcracker at TJC. To celebrate this milestone, we will be performing at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler, TX! Invited to join our cast of over 100 TJC and community performers will be two professional dancers to perform the roles of Sugarplum and her Cavalier. 

In addition to five performances, one abbreviated school show will be performed for school-aged children and home-schooled students. These performances educate and enrich community members who may not otherwise get the opportunity to see live dance and music. If your school is interested in this abbreviated performance please contact Carolyn Hanna at The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical music and dance! 

For information on how to donate to this exciting production, contact Carolyn Hanna, 903-510-2483 or




Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition time for fittings and paperwork

  • Ages 6-8: 10-11 a.m.
  • Ages 9-11: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Ages 12+: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

(some dancers will not stay the entire time)

Invited dancers for Clara audition 3-3:30 p.m. Adults & Actors in Party Scene 4-4:30 p.m.


Dance Studio 125, Ornelas Health and Physical Education Center TJC main campus, corner of Palmer Ave. and Apache Pass

For more information, contact Carolyn Hanna at 903-510-2483 or