Auditions for The Nutcracker and our Spring Ballet are held at the end of September each year. Contact the studio at 479-785-0152 for more information.
Our annual production presents the community and the Western Arkansas Ballet Company an opportunity to perform Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Professional artists are brought in to perform along with over 100 local children and adults. Academy dancers ages 6 and up are encouraged to audition.
Auditions will take place at the studio on September 16, 2023. Participants must have two years of experience in dance and/or gymnastics. The audition fee is $45. ($15 audition/casting fee plus $30 costume fee)
Audition times are as follows with the first 30 minutes for registration:
Girls & Boys ages 6, 7, & 8 will be from 10:00 am—12:00 Noon in Studio A
Girls & Boys ages 9, 10, &11 will be from 12:15 pm—2:15 pm in Studio A
Girls & Boys ages 12 years and up will be from 2:30 pm—4:00 pm in Studio A
There are also parts for adults & boys with little dance experience. If you are interested, please call the studio at 479-785-0152. There will be audition forms you can fill out prior to the audition.
We also use about 50-100 community volunteers during the production process. Our volunteers do everything from organizing t-shirt sales, hanging posters, helping backstage, sewing costumes, organizing costumes and costume fittings, and helping with stage makeup. If you would like to help us during our annual production, please contact us at 479-785-0152.
This year’s performances will be Saturday, December 16 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 pm at the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith.
Tickets will go on sale online (www.waballet.org) in November, so be sure to get yours! The Nutcracker is a family tradition in many families and is sure to bring joyful and bright holiday memories to any audience member, cast and crew participant. Make WAB’s 38th Annual production of The Nutcracker a part of your family’s annual holiday traditions.
If you need any further information, please contact us at 479-785-0152 or email us at [email protected].
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