Charlottesville Ballet’s Open Audition for “The Nutcracker”

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Charlottesville Ballet’s Open Audition for “The Nutcracker”

September 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm


Charlottesville Ballet will hold an open community audition for its professional production of The Nutcracker. Dancers ages 5 & up are welcome to audition, and dance experience is preferred, but not required.

Charlottesville Location

Charlottesville Ballet Studio Theatre

1885 Seminole Trail, Suite 203
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Audition Information:

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Time: 5:30pm

Fee: $20.00

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Lynchburg Location*

Central Virginia Ballet

2225 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Audition Information:

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019

Time: 3:00pm

Fee: $20.00

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Please note that only a limited number of roles are available and attendance at all rehearsals, put-togethers, and dress rehearsals is mandatory. Children may be assigned to one of two casts (Cast A/Cast B) and will perform according to that group’s particular theater schedule in coordination with the professional company’s casting; because of this some children may perform in 1-2 more shows than others.

If selected there will be a performance fee of $195 to participate. This will be charged immediately upon acceptance of the role.

Please note the following roles that Charlottesville Ballet is auditioning for:


*Please note that the Angels will only perform at PVCC in Charlottesville.

**Please note that there will be an additional Lynchburg-specific cast for Sheep and Chinese.


Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:

Nutcracker Staging Day – Charlottesville Only (Accepted students MUST be available):

Saturday, September 21 (12:00-7:00pm with staggered call times based on casting)

Saturday, September 28 (Times: To Be Determined) – Party Scene & Gingerbread Rehearsals with Professional Company

Weekly Rehearsals on the following Fridays – Charlottesville Only:

Times TBA between 4pm and 8pm

9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6   *No rehearsal Thanksgiving Week (11/29)

Put-Together Rehearsals with the Professional Company at Charlottesville Ballet Studios: 

CAST A – Saturday, November 23 from 1:45-7:00pm

CAST B – Sunday, November 24 from 12:45-6:00pm

Tech & Dress Rehearsal in the Theater:

Lynchburg Cast – The Academy Center of the Arts | Tuesday, December 10 & Wednesday, December 11  – CBA 4:45-9pm CVB 3:45-9pm

CAST A & B – Piedmont Virginia Community College | December 17, 4-9pm 

Performances in the Theater – call times 1 hour before: 

LYNCHBURG at the Academy Center of the Arts:

December 14 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

December 15 at 4:00pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE at PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building:  

Cast B – Thursday, December 19 at 11:00am and 3:00pm

Cast A – Friday, December 20 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

Cast B – Saturday, December 21 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

Cast A – Sunday, December 22 at 2:00pm and 5:30pm

Please check your child’s individual school schedule to ensure that they do not have any conflict with performance and rehearsal dates.