Rotary Club of Pocatello announces area-wide auditions for the 2015 performances of “The Nutcracker” Ballet


Rotary Club of Pocatello news release

A-2 nutcrackerPOCATELLO — Area-wide auditions for up to 18 available parts in this year’s performances of the Rotary Club of Pocatello’s “The Nutcracker” Ballet, produced by Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy, will be Saturday, September 19, 2015, at the Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy studio, 150 South Arthur, Suite 102, Pocatello (Lewis Street entrance). Registration for each group will begin 30 minutes before the scheduled audition. Audition times by age groups are as follows: (1) ages 6-8, 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. for up to two parts as Chefs and up to two parts as Cherubs; (2) ages 9-12, 12:45 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. for up to two parts as Soldiers, up to two parts as Angels, up to two parts as Rats, up to two parts as Party Children, and up to two parts as Gingersnaps (previous pointe experience is required for parts as Party Children, so please bring pointe shoes); and, (3) ages 13 and older, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. for up to two parts in Waltz of the Flowers and up to two parts in Snow (intermediate-to-advanced pointe experience is required for Waltz of the Flowers and Snow, so please bring pointe shoes). All male and female dancers are welcome to audition, whether or not affiliated with a studio. Each auditioning dancer will be required to pay to the studio a non-refundable $5 audition fee at registration.

Within three days following the completion of the auditions, Brindusa-Moore Ballet Academy will notify the auditioning dancers by e-mail of the results of the auditions (not all auditioning dancers will necessarily be selected). All selected dancers will be required to pay to the studio on or before the first day of rehearsals a combined rehearsal and costume fee ($80 for Waltz of the Flowers, Snow, Soldiers, Angels, Rats, Party Children and Gingersnaps; $50 for Chefs and Cherubs).

All selected dancers will be required to attend rehearsals every Saturday (except the Thanksgiving weekend) following the September 19 auditions and continuing to the performance dates. Saturday rehearsals for Chefs and Cherubs (approximately 45 minutes in length) will be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and Saturday rehearsals for all other parts (approximately 1 1/2 hours in length) will be scheduled between noon and 6:00 p.m. Specific rehearsal times for the first Saturday following the auditions will be e-mailed to all selected dancers within three days after the auditions, and Saturday rehearsal schedules thereafter will be posted at the studio and e-mailed to all selected dancers two weeks in advance. Dress rehearsals will be conducted the evenings of December 9, 10 and 11 and the afternoon of December 12 at the Brindusa-Moore studio, and evening dress rehearsals will be conducted on December 14 and 15 at Frazier Auditorium. Failure by any selected dancer to commit to attend all rehearsals will result in removal from the cast.

The public performances will be Thursday evening, December 17, Friday evening, December 18, and Saturday matinee and evening, December 19.

For additional information or questions, contact Dena Weaver, Rotary Club of Pocatello, at (208) 221-1406.

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  1. Very interested in having my daughter tryout for a spot in the nutcracker. She is 9 yrs old and loves dancing and performing! Can I have all information regarding this emailed to me please.

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