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Nutcracker Auditions

The Gallagher Bluedorn is pleased to partner with the National Dance Academy of Cedar Falls to present The Nutcracker with the Minnesota Ballet. As in year’s past, The Minnesota Ballet will cast up to 102 youth to perform with them onstage.  Advanced registration required.

Auditions: Saturday, September 14th at Gallagher Bluedorn
8:30am: Registration
9am - 11am: Audition for ages 8 -12
11am -12:30pm: Audition for ages 13+. Girls may wish to bring pointe shoes to auditions for the role of Geisha

1:00 pm: Results posted
1:00- 4:30 pm: Staging rehearsal, Act I
5:30- 7:30 pm: Staging rehearsal, Act II

Attendance is mandatory at audition and staging rehearsal for a role in The Nutcracker.


All rehearsals are considered mandatory and will be held every Sunday beginning October 6th. Unless specified all rehearsals will be held at National Dance Academy (618 Brandilynn Blvd Cedar Falls, across from Wal-Mart). Ladies, please wear a leotard, tights, hair anchored back and appropriate shoes to all rehearsals. Gentlemen, please wear black bottoms, white shirt, and appropriate shoes. Rehearsal times will provided at the auditions in September.

Although costumes are provided by The Minnesota Ballet, all dancers will be assessed a $25 costume fee payable to the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Dancers will also be responsible to purchase their own leotard to be worn under costumes, tights, and shoes. All of these items will be available at the Dance Shop at National Dance Academy (cast will receive a discount in the shop). Required attire will be announced at a later date.

Important Dates:
Tuesday, November 19th,        4:30pm, Costume Fitting                                             
Wednesday, November 20th,   4pm, Dress Rehearsal, Red Cast                       
Thursday, November 21st,       4pm, Dress Rehearsal, Green Cast                            
Friday, November 22nd,           7pm, Performance, Red Cast                                  
Saturday, November 23rd,       3pm, Performance, Green Cast                              
Sunday, November 24th,         3pm, Performance, Red Cast                                  
Sunday, November 24th,         5pm, Cast Party                                                      

Advance On-line Registration Required, before September 11th.  REGISTER HERE.  

For more information, contact:
Amy.hunzelman@uni.edu, Education and Special Projects Director