The Nutcracker—A Tale from the Bayou is an original BRBT production that puts a Louisiana twist on a classic ballet. The production has attracted sold-out audiences since its inception in 1991.
The Nutcracker performances will be Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.
“This Nutcracker is a great opportunity to celebrate both Louisiana and the holiday season, and it is special because area youth can experience theatre and dance on a grand scale with professional artists and staff,” BRBT co-artistic director Sharon Mathews said.
Auditions for children ages 8-12 for The Nutcracker-A Tale from the Bayou will be Sunday, Sept. 16. Children must be 8-years-old by Dec. 31.
Audition times are as follows:
Boys 8 & older - 12:45 p.m.
Girls 8-years-old - 1:15 p.m.
Girls 9-years-old - 2 p.m.
Girls 10-years-old - 2:45 p.m.
Girls 11-12-years-old - 3:30 p.m.
More than 300 children will be selected to fill the roles of lambs, cherubs, mice, cooks, soldiers, angels and party children.
Season auditions will be Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. These auditions are for classically trained advanced level dancers who have been on pointe for at least two years. These advanced dancers will perform in The Nutcracker and BRBT’s annual spring concert, community outreach programs and other performances.
All dancers should arrive at least 15 minutes before their audition time, and girls should wear a leotard and tights. There will be a $5 audition fee.
For more information about BRBT auditions or Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, please contact Nicole Naquin or Leigh Phillips at 225.766.8379 or via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRBT’s programs are supported in part by funds from the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts and by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge through the Decentralized Arts Funding Program. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre is a member organization of the Community Fund for the Arts.
About the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre:
The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre (BRBT), under the direction of Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews, is a non-profit organization that promotes and assists the advancement of classical and contemporary dance by maintaining a performing company, presenting a high quality season, providing dance education, and community outreach. Since 1960, BRBT has nurtured hundreds of award-winning local dancers and choreographers while continuing to bring world-class professional artists to the Baton Rouge Stage.