A Nutcracker production to involve community children is in the works. Open auditions will be held for all children six to eighteen years old on Saturday, September 24. All youth from Middlesex County and surrounding towns are welcome. Dance experience is not necessary for all positions. Looking for dancers, acrobats & kids who love to be on stage. Boys are encouraged to participate for the rolls of Prince, Drosselmeyer, Fritz, soldiers, party scenes to name a few. Rehearsals will be on Saturdays 12:00-3:00pm October 8 to December. There will be a $5 rehearsal fee per child per rehearsal and a $10 costume rental fee per child. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to CHS Project Graduation and also to the Portland & East Hampton Food Banks. Auditions & Rehearsals will be held at THE STUDIO, 350 Marlborough Street-Tri Town Plaza, Portland. Auditions: Saturday, September 24th 6-8 year old girls will be 12:00-12:30, 9-12 year old girls 12:30-1:00, 13-18 year old girls 1:00-1:30 *Ages 13-18 If you have solid Pointe training-bring Pointe shoes, all boys 1:30-2:00. Dancers should arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time to fill out an information sheet & stretch. There will be one dress rehearsal then two performances on one day. DATES & LOCATION TBA.
Rehearsals will begin Saturday, October 4 12:00-3:00pm. Children will bring a bagged lunch and water bottle as we will take a lunch break. Children will not be dancing the entire three hours. There will be times when they are sitting and observing others learning their parts. This is all part of the developmental process. . There will be approximately 8-9 Saturdays to prepare for the performance. We will do our best to work around a child’s absence if we know ahead of time.