A Fairy Tale Gathering Auditions

Charlottesville Ballet’s signature family production brings together your favorite fairy tale characters for an enchanting afternoon tea party that’s sure to delight audiences. Specially designed for audience members ages 3-8, this 45-minute production is the perfect introduction to the magic of dance. 

If your child is interested in being cast in this production, Charlottesville Ballet is holding community auditions for ages 6-12. Please see below for performance dates, rehearsal dates, and join us for an audition!

PERFORMANCES

Cast A | Lynchburg

Academy Center of the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Saturday, March 12
Performances at 1:00PM & 4:00PM

Cast B | Charlottesville + Keswick

The Paramount Theater
215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Sunday, March 20
Performance at 4:00PM

Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard – Outdoor Series
594 Merrie Mill Farm, Keswick, VA 22947
Sunday, April 3
Two Matinee Performances (*Pending confirmation and rain dates; students may be called for spacing on the outdoor stage as early as 9:30AM )


REHEARSALS

Cast A | Lynchburg

Weekly Rehearsals
Saturdays | Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 19, Feb 26
Location: Central Virginia Ballet at 2225 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502

  • Mice | 1:00-2:00PM
  • Sugar Plum Attendants | 2:15-3:30PM

Put-Together Rehearsal
Date: Saturday, March 5
Time: 1:00-4:00PM
Location: Central Virginia Ballet at 2225 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Dress Rehearsal
Date: Friday, March 11
Time: TBD
Location: Academy Center of the Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Cast B | Charlottesville + Keswick

Weekly Rehearsals
Fridays | Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 18
Location: CB Studios at 1885 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901

  • Mice | 5:45-6:30PM
  • Sugar Plum Attendants | 6:30-7:30PM

Put-Together Rehearsal
Friday, March 4
Time: 4:30-8:00PM
Location: CB Studios at 1885 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Dress Rehearsal
Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: TBD
Location: The Paramount Theater
215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


AUDITIONS

Requirements:

  • Dancers must be 6-12 years of age to audition. Pre-registration required.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to audition and perform in A Fairy Tale Gathering
    • Note: Our Family Series production will include a large multi-city cast and a multi-venue tour spanning over 4 weeks (March 12-April 3); this show is specially designed for ages 3-8 and we want to take every precaution to protect the health of both our dancers and our patrons young and old. In addition to requiring vaccinations, performers may also be given a rapid antigen test during all put-together rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performance days.
  • If cast, dancers must be available to attend all rehearsals and performances for their cast.
  • A limited number of students will be cast due to costumes and space occupancies.

Fees:
Audition Fee | $20
Performance Fee (if cast) | $125

Audition Attire:  
Females | Leotard or dance dress, tights, ballet shoes, face mask
Males | T-shirt, cotton shorts, ballet shoes, face mask
Hair | Pulled back out of the face and off of the neck

Audition | Cast A Lynchburg

Date: Saturday, January 15

Time: 1:00-2:15PM

Location: Central Virginia Ballet at 2225 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Roles Available: Mice and Sugar Plum Attendants

Audition | Cast B Charlottesville + Keswick

Date: Friday, January 21

Times: 2 Options | 4:45-5:45PM or 6:00-7:00PM

Location: Charlottesville Ballet at 1885 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville

Roles Available: Mice and Sugar Plum Attendants