Open auditions for SBC's 39th annual production of The Nutcracker

Sunday, September 22, 2013
11:00 a.m. - Boys, ages 8 and up
12:00 p.m. - Girls, ages 9 and up

Audition fee: $5.00 for Boys, $20.00 for Girls
(Cost for Girls includes a ballet class.)

Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II
420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701

Dancers should arrive 30 minutes early to register. Click HERE to download and complete the audition profile* prior to arriving on Sunday. (*Audition profile will also be available at the check-in desk the day of auditions.)

Girls should have their hair secured in a tight bun and must wear black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes and/or pointe shoes. No skirts will be allowed. Boys should wear black pants, a white T-shirt and black ballet or jazz shoes.

Performances will be held at Sangamon Auditorium at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2013.

Rehearsals will be held on the weeekends. Each cast member will spend approximately one hour in rehearsal on Saturdays OR Sundays at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Tech week rehearsals are MANDATORY and are scheduled for December 11 to 13 (Wed to Friday) at 5:00 p.m. at Sangamon Auditorium.

Should you receive a role in the production, a detailed schedule will be provided at orientation. There is also a $35 costume maintenance fee for all non-company cast members. This fee is applicable to Trainees as well.

For more information, please contact Artistic Director Julie Ratz, Ballet Mistress Gina DeCroix Russell or Administrative Director Sally Hamilton at (217) 544-1967.

The Springfield Ballet Company is a civic, not-for-profit ballet company that has been entertaining and educating area audiences since 1975 and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The company offers two major productions at the University of Illinois at Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium each year, and also performs at festivals, schools and nursing homes throughout central Illinois.  SBC is committed to providing equitable opportunities for company dancers to be trained in and to perform the art of dance, and to offer opportunities for all members of the central Illinois community to be educated and entertained.