TULSA, OK – Tulsa Ballet will hold open auditions for local children, ages 6-17, for a brand new production of The Nutcracker, which will make its World Premiere December 10-23 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Interested young students may audition for over 100 available roles such as baby mice, toy soldiers, baby hawks and hawk angels, party children, plum pudding cupcakes and Fritz in this exciting new production with new costumes, sets and choreography. “From the beginning of the process,” says Artistic Director Marcello Angelini. “The new Nutcracker was envisioned and engineered to provide plenty of roles for our community’s young dancers.  In fact, during the planning process, we made sure we had every age, from six to seventeen, covered in the casting. I believe the interaction between the professional company and young, aspiring dancers in the community is an essential function of any Nutcracker. This collaboration fulfills a vital role in the mission of our organization, that of inspiring awareness for the arts, and appreciation for dance, for future generations of dancers, dance lovers and theater goers.”

Over 100 students, trainees, TBII (the second company of Tulsa Ballet) and the main company come together to create the unique and magical holiday show. In the 2019 production of The Nutcracker, over 150 children auditioned and filled about 130 spots in the show with students representing the communities of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Coweta, Durant, Edmond, Glenpool, Grove, Inola, Jenks, Locust Grove, Oklahoma City, Sand Springs, and more. Tulsa Ballet is excited to give dancers throughout the area the opportunity to perform. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing promise and accomplishment on the same stage, at the same time, during the joyous Holiday Season year after year!” Angelini says.

Auditions will take place at Tulsa Ballet’s Brookside campus on May 24, 25, 26 and July 18 with safety protocols in effect. Audition fees are $15 per child with pre-registration required. Anyone interested in more information or wanting to register can visit tulsaballet.org/classes/the-nutcracker-auditions/.

What:       Tulsa Ballet’s The Nutcracker Open Children’s Auditions
Where:     Tulsa Ballet, Brookside Campus
1212 E 45th Place
Tulsa, OK  74105
When:       May 24, 25 & 26 and July 18
Pre-registration is required. Audition times vary according to age and part.
Fee:           $15 per child.
Contact:   Call (918) 749-6030 or visit https://tulsaballet.org/classes/the-nutcracker-auditions/

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Bethany Kirby | Marketing Manager

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