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1st Grade to Adults

 Calling all dancers in 1st-12th grade and adults who enjoy movement to audition for Arts Center’s The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet. This production is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Lawrence, Kansas during the Civil War era. This newly envisioned ballet production tells the story of how Drosselmeyer and Clara liberate the Nutcracker from the clutches of the Mouse King. This family production is for audiences of all ages. Be a part of this winter seasonal favorite! Auditions are Saturday Sept. 7.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time. Attending the audition is FREE, and no prepared materials are required to audition. Dancers should arrive wearing appropriate dance attire and be ready to move. In order to be considered for a role, applicants in 1st-12th grade must be actively enrolled in a dance class at any dance school/studio. There are no requirements for adults to audition.


Audition dates & times:

Sat, September 7

10:00 AM: 5-6 Grades (equivalent to Ballet IV)

11:00 AM: 1-3 Grades (equivalent to Intro to Ballet & Ballet I)

1:00 PM: 3-5 Grades (equivalent to Ballet II-III)

2:30 PM: 6-12 Grades (equivalent to Ballet V-VII)

4:30 PM: Adults


Sun, September 8:

2:30 PM: Call Backs



Act II and Act I Battle Scene: Sat/Sun, October 5 – December 7

Act I Party Scene: Sun, October 6 – December 7

Full Cast: Sun-Thu, December 8-12; Thu, December 19



December 13 |  7 PM

December 14 | 2 PM & 7 PM

December 15 | 3 PM

December 20 | 7 PM

December 21 | 2 PM & 7 PM

December 22 | 3 PM  


Production participation fee:  $145.00, no fee for adults and Lawrence Ballet Theatre. Financial Aid available to qualifying families.


September 7, 2019
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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