• The Nutcracker Auditions

    Saturday, August 22, 2020


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    Open auditions for Redding City Ballet Company members to be cast in Redding City Ballet's 2020 production of The Nutcracker are being held:

    Saturday, August 22

    Location: The Redding Arts Project, 1726 Market St, Downtown Redding

    Cost: $15 audition fee (will be applied to participation fee)

    10am Children 6-9 years old (Creative Ballet, Pre-ballet & Level I Ballet equivalent)

    11am Children 10-12 years old (Level II & III Ballet equivalent)

    12pm Dancers 12 to adult, girls en pointe at least one year (Level IV & V Ballet equivalent)

    1pm Character/Adult dancers, including boys/men not training in ballet

    Children must be 6 by December 1, 2020.

    Please arrive 30 minutes before the audition time to allow for parking and check-in. Dance attire of black leotard, pink tights, pink shoes, hair in a bun for the girls: black tights or leggings and white shirt for the boys. 

    Pre-registration is required.

    Important Dates:

    Show dates are December 11, 9:30am and 7:30pm and December 12, 2pm and 7:30pm in Redding and December 5, 3pm, in Weaverville.

    First Cast Meeting: TBD

  • The Fine Print:

    Performance fees are due at the first cast meeting and are non-refundable once rehearsals start.

    Dancers cast in the show must either be enrolled in a dance class at TheRAP or another local studio. If at a different studio, please submit a proof of training form at the first rehearsal (form will be emailed with casting). As the official training school of Redding City Ballet, dancers enrolled at The Redding Arts Project receive first consideration for roles.

    Please do not audition if you are not able to commit to rehearsals. For kids it will be about 1-2hrs per week (youngest ~ 45 minutes). For Corps de Ballet it will be 2-4 hrs per week.

    Missed rehearsals will result in a reduced part or being dropped from the cast. Missed rehearsals due to illness won't be counted against the dancer- please let your choreographer know at the time of the absence. Tech week rehearsals are mandatory and missing one (unless due to illness or injury) will result in being cut from the show. Understudies are cast for this reason.

    • Pay the $15 audition fee here.