Auditions For Nutcracker To Be Held Sept. 7

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet will hold auditions for its annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1-5 p.m. at the CRYB studio, 9 Falconer St., in Jamestown.

The timeless tale of The Nutcracker is presented annually at the historic Reg Lenna Civic Center and has become a holiday season tradition throughout the region.

Auditions for the 2013 production are open to dancers of all ages according to the following schedule:

1 p.m.: Adults and older teens for party scene guests

1:15 p.m.: Boys – all ages – no experience necessary

1:45 p.m.: Girls ages 6-7 no experience necessary

2:10 p.m.: Girls ages 8-10 with dance experience

2:45 p.m.: Girls ages 10-14 with dance experience

3 p.m.: Intermediate/Advanced Dancers – pointe required for girls

Boys are encouraged to attend as they are needed in many roles such as the party scene and the soldiers in the battle Scene.

Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your time to fill out audition form.

Expect possible waiting time depending on length of audition segments. Above ages are approximate – be prepared to possibly stay for the following time slot if asked. Audition fee for non-CRYB students is $10.

Performance dates for The Nutcracker are Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. in addition to a school morning performance on Friday.

For more information, contact CRYB at 664-9766.

The CRYB is a not-for-profit organization that provides high-quality classical ballet instruction to youth from Chautauqua County and the surrounding region. CRYB production two annual productions – a community performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker each December and a studio performance featuring classic ballet movements each spring.