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The Nutcracker Auditions

The Nutcracker Auditions with the Minnesota Ballet

Boys and girls age 8 - 18 are invited to audition to perform in this holiday classic! Be a part of this magical performance, where nutcrackers, mice, and gingerbread come to life like never before! Roles for The Minnesota Ballet presents The Nutcracker include gingerbread cookies, party girls and boys, carolers, vendor children, mice, soldiers, Spanish, Geisha, and the young Clara. You can find a schedule for the auditions below.

Auditions RSVP (Be prepared: it will ask for child's height and waist measurements)


9am – 11am
 -  Auditions for ages 8-12
Divided into two height groups: 1) 4’6” and below 2) 4’7” and above

11am – 12pm
Auditions for ages 13+
Not auditioning by height
Girls may wish to bring pointe shoes to auditions for the role of Geisha

 -  Results posted

1pm – 4:30pm
Staging rehearsal, Act I

5:30pm – 7:30pm
 -  Staging rehearsal, Act II

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center 
8201 Dakota Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
University of Northern Iowa

Friday, November 17th @ 7pm
Saturday, November 18th
 @ 3pm
Sunday, November 19th @ 3pm

For more information, please call 319-273-3679. Pre-registration is required and available August 15th online. When registering your child please have available their height.

If selected, a $25 costume fee is charged to each dancer. Additionally, dancers may incur expenses related to costume attire (such as tights, shoes, etc). Rehearsals will be held Sunday afternoons, from October 1 - November 12.

Attendance at audition and staging rehearsal is mandatory. Previous dance experience not required. Auditions are not open for public viewing.