Nutcracker community cast list access information will be sent to those who auditioned via email.

The Nutcracker is a large commitment over many weekends of rehearsals, beginning as early as the weekend of Sept 17, 2016 for certain cast members.

Rehearsals will be at 1521 Merrill Dr. Little Rock, AR 72211 in the Shuffles and Ballet II Studios.

$50 Audition fee is refundable if not cast in a role.

A $25 production fee is required for all community cast members performing in the Nutcracker.

Those who auditioned will be emailed access information to be able to view the Nutcracker Community Cast list.

Cast members must notify Ballet Arkansas of their casting acceptance and pay their production fee by September 15th.

Initial rehearsal schedules and parent packet information will be provided with the community cast list.

It Takes a Village…

The Nutcracker is an enormous production that takes a village to bring to the stage each December. It is only through the support of the community cast and volunteers that Ballet Arkansas is able to bring central Arkansas its favorite holiday classic. With a cast of over 200 and a crew and volunteer base of over 100, chances are that you already know someone who is involved in the making of The Nutcracker, so how do you get involved? There are a variety of different roles to suit all ages  in the ballet, and numerous areas to volunteer for throughout the fall and during production week at Robinson Auditorium.

A Serious Commitment…

Participation in The Nutcracker is a serious commitment that needs to be considered, discussed, and agreed upon by the whole household. The time commitment is extensive and can often conflict with other activities, school events, and family gatherings. We encourage those looking to audition, to check with their schools, teachers, coaches, and family calendars to ensure that they will be available to participate in all rehearsal and performance calls.

Although it is a serious undertaking, The Nutcracker experience is one that stays with you for a lifetime. The shared experiences, the teamwork, the network building, the inspiring artistry, and the unique feeling of being part of something special in your community; keeps participants and families coming back to join the fun every year.

Open Auditions for Local Dancers…

Nutcracker auditions are open to dancers who are 6 years old or older, who are currently enrolled in a ballet class at the studio of their choice, who are available to attend weekend rehearsals from September to December, and who can attend daytime and evening rehearsals and performances during the second week of December.