The Nutcracker Auditions

CLICK HERE to register online.

Note: If your form has been successfully submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. Not all smart phones and browsers are compatible, so be sure to look for this email confirmation.

Open Auditions

Dates:  September 6 and 7, 2019

Location:  Ballet Arts Academy

Times:  CLICK HERE to download the schedule

Online registration appreciated by September 1. Onsite registration (walk in) also accepted. 

To submit audition form, click on link at top of page.


What is Tech Week?

To get a sense of Tech Week, please see the 2017 schedule below. Tech Week is a crucial part of the whole Nutcracker commitment, and we would like all new families to mentally prepare for this demanding and exciting week!


CLICK HERE for 2017 Tech Week - does this look like too much for your child or family or you?


Performance Agreement

We ask all performers to follow these expectations so that everyone's experience, and the show itself, are positive and fabulous. Please print, sign, and bring this form to your audition: CLICK HERE.


Performance Liability Waiver

Please print, sign, and bring this form to your audition: CLICK HERE.


    Audition Tips

    CLICK HERE for helpful hints about auditioning.


    Ballet Head Shot

    Please bring a ballet head shot photo to your audition. It may be in color or b/w, and should be no larger than 3x5" in size. Ladies please style hair in a neat bun. Gentlemen should have hair out of eyes and off of face. There is no need to hire a professional photographer. Make-up is not required for the photo or audition. Your photo will be submitted to the casting committee, and will not be returned. Here is an example:



    • There is a non-refundable $200 performance fee for all performers after casting is complete (due in full at the first cast meeting in September unless a payment plan has been discussed). This fee helps to cover expenses such as costumes, studio and theater rental, production crew, and rehearsal instruction. GCB offers a fundraising program to help families and individuals offset this expense.

    • Performers may rehearse once the performance liability waiver and performance agreement have been signed.

    • Rehearsals typically begin the weekend following auditions, and are held on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. Check the weekly schedule for exact times.

    • A production of this kind requires excellent attendance from every cast member. Please give careful consideration before auditioning and committing your family to this three-month long season. Absences should be communicated in advance to the Artistic Director and your specific choreographer. A cast member may be replaced for one or more absences (unexcused or excused) during the production season.

    • All rehearsals during "tech week" in December are required. Please clear all school-related conflicts (band, choir, play, orchestra, holiday party, etc.) in September. Your teachers will appreciate early notice — don't wait until the last minute to clear your December schedule of all conflicts.
    • All performances are required.