Nutcracker Audition GuideAbby McCuen
Join the student 2019 cast of Savannah Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker!
This fun and rewarding experience gives young dancers the opportunity to work with SBT professional dancers, a live orchestra, amazing artistic staff, and perform on the Lucas Theatre. A lifelong memory in the making!
Location: Savannah Ballet School of Dance
115 Charlotte Road
Savannah, GA 31410
About the audition
– Please bring a completed audition form with you to the audition.
-Please bring a photo that shows your face clearly (such as a school photo) in size 4×6 or larger.
-Dancers will be grouped according to age and height. Once your group is done, you will be asked to wait as the directors may need to see you dance again.
Nutcracker Participation Guide:
Participation in The Nutcracker is an exciting, educational, and fun experience, but please do not forget that it is also a very serious commitment for the entire family. Please read all of the below information to help you determine if participation in The Nutcracker is right for your dancer and fits your family’s schedule.
-There is a $50, non-refundable participation fee. (This fee helps Savannah Ballet fund the cost of rehearsals, costume fitting and maintenance.)
-Costume needs such as Shoes, tights, leotards and make-up are to be provided by the student.
Rehearsal and Performance Attendance and Schedules:
-Availability for ALL performances. No cast member has the option of choosing her/his cast, role, or performances.
-Faithful and punctual attendance at ALL rehearsals and performances is required. It is vital for the entire cast to attend each and every rehearsal without fail. There is such a lot of material to be learned that your fullest support and cooperation is crucial to the success of the production.
-Rehearsal time commitments vary by role. The rehearsal period is condensed into a six-week period with Friday evening and weekend rehearsals. Certain roles will be rehearsed on Friday between 5:30-8:30pm. Other roles will rehearse on Saturday’s between 3:00-5:00pm. You will not have rehearsal every week. Most rehearsals only last an hour. A rehearsal schedule will be sent out with the cast list.
-The rehearsal period will commence on Friday, October 25th, 2019. Until the theater tech and performance week, all rehearsals will be held at Savannah Ballet School of Dance, 115 Charlotte Road.
-Theater rehearsals are December 2nd-6th, 2019.
-Performance dates are December 6th-8th, 2019.
-Roles and Casting are assigned by the Artistic Director; ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
-The Nutcracker is a professional production performed by the dancers of the Savannah Ballet Theatre with local students appearing as guests.
-As we are using costumes already constructed for this production, there are very specific height requirements for each role. Attending the audition is an absolute necessity if your child wants to be considered for a role.
-Audition results will be emailed approximately 1 week after the audition. Please do not call the administrative office for audition results.
The Nutcracker is a copyrighted production: no videotaping of any rehearsal or performance is allowed.
We do not have availability for complimentary tickets to performances.