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NUTCRACKER 2022
AUDITION & REHEARSAL
INFORMATION

 

 Auditions for
OBT's 2022 production of The Nutcracker  

are underway. It's not too late to join the audition process. 

​​Olney Ballet Theatre will hold auditions to cast local children in this treasured holiday tradition.  This year's production will take place at Our Lady of Good Counsel over December 20 - 24, 2022. 

Registration is Now OPEN!

Callbacks, Beginning Rehearsal Schedule & Other Information has been updated.
Click below or
HERE for the latest audition information. 

Please bookmark this page and visit often to stay up to date on the latest schedule changes and updates! 

Auditions continue for select roles will continue into the weekend of October 1 & 2, 2022

at Berrend Dance Centre (9264 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877)

It's not too late to audition - All skill levels welcome!

(See minimum requirements of each role below) 

  • Audition Times:  Please check back often for the latest Audition Schedule and Information 
    (Dancers should arrive at least 15 min prior to the start of their auditions. Rehearsals & Auditions occasionally end early, so parents should arrive for pick-up 10-15 min prior to posted end times.) 

*If you are unable to attend these auditions but still wish to participate, please let us know at secretary@olneyballettheatre.org. If you haven't already registered for auditions & participation, please do so using the button below.

 

  • 100% attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required to participate in the Nutcracker.  Absence requests based solely on necessity MAY be considered by the Director, but they must be requested in advance on the Audition Registration Form. However, be aware that requested absences may result in your dancer not being cast in this year's production. 

For information on height requirements and audition expectations, hover on the roles below.
All times shown are subject to change.  

ANGEL

Height (3' 4" - 4' 1")

 

Must Attend BOTH Audition Dates:

Audition 1: 

Sat., Oct. 8, 2022

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Callbacks

Sun., Oct. 9, 2022

1:30 - 2:15 pm

LITTLE MICE

Height (4' 3" - 4' 7")

 

Must Attend BOTH Audition Dates :

Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

AND

Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Callbacks: 

Sat. Oct. 1,  2022
1:45 - 2:45 pm

PARTY GIRL

Height (4' 0" - 5' 2")

 

Must Attend BOTH Audition Dates:

Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

AND

Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.


Callbacks:

Sat. Oct. 1, 2022

2:45 - 3:30 pm

PARTY BOY

Height (4' 0" - 5' 3")

 

Audition Date:

Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

 

Callbacks:

Sun. Oct. 9, 2022

3:30 - 4:45 pm

SOLDIER

Height (4' 10" - 5' 1")

 

Must Attend BOTH Audition Dates:

Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

3:45 - 4:30 p.m. 

Sun., Sept. 25, 2022

2:00 - 2:45 p.m 
 

Callbacks

Sat. Oct. 1, 2022 

3:45 - 4:45 pm

Sat. Oct. 8, 2022

3:15 - 4:15 pm

BIG MICE

Height (4' 8" - 5' 4")

 Audition Date:

Sat., Sept. 24, 2022

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Callbacks:

Sat. Oct. 1, 2022

4:45 - 5:30 pm

Sat. Oct. 8, 2022 

2:30 - 3:15 pm

CANDY CANE

Height (4' 8" - 5' 4")

BDC Level 5 and up

Please come early to warm up

 

Audition Date: 

Sun., Oct. 9, 2022
Warm Up: 12 - 12:30 pm

Audition: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Callbacks

TBD

OTHER CHILDREN'S ROLES

Other children's roles not listed will be held at a later date by Director's invitation.

​​How to Register:

 

 To help auditions run smoothly, we are asking all dancers to pre-register online ahead of arriving onsite to audition. All dancers will need to register to participate, even if not auditioning for the roles listed above. 

A separate Audition Form must be submitted for each dancer. ​​​​

What to Wear for Auditions:

Girls – Leotard, ballet tights and ballet shoes. All hair must be prepared in a bun prior to the audition.

Boys – T-shirt (black or white), tights, jazz pants or shorts, ballet shoes.

Students should arrive to Berrend Dance Centre dressed in their dancewear with a small bag for their shoes, warm-up clothes and water. Please be mindful of our limited space and send your student with only what is necessary for the audition. We encourage students not to bring valuables to the audition. Please note: Berrend Dance Centre is a NUT FREE FACILITY. 

What to Expect:

The Children’s Cast is an important part of The Nutcracker each year. We expect our Children’s Cast members to act respectfully and professionally when they share studio and the stage with our professional dancers. Dancers are selected by size, age, and technical ability. No preparation of audition material is necessary.  Casting is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Faculty and all casting decisions are final.

  • If selected, dancer and parent must attend the All-Hands Mandatory Meeting (Sun., Oct. 16, 2022 at Berrend Dance Center immediately following rehearsals) . Dates and more information will be released at a prior date. 

  • Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays between 1:00pm and 8:00pm and on Sundays between 1:00pm and 8:00pm. If necessary, additional rehearsals may be held at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

  • Performers are expected to be available through the run of the show (December 20-24).

  • Dancers must be available for each rehearsal and performance (Currently 6-7 performances, quantity may change).

  • Excused absences may be permitted ONLY with the approval of the Artistic Director.  

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!