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Children’s Auditions for "Nutcracker '07" Set for September 8

Date Released: 8/8/2007

Purchase College Conservatory of Dance is looking for children ages 5-13 to play soldiers, mice, angels, Santa mints, village children, party guests, as well as the featured roles of Clara and her brother Fritz, in their holiday production of Nutcracker ’07. Last year’s production featured over 100 local children. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 8 in Studio E of the Dance Building at Purchase College (see schedule below). For more information, call the Nutcracker ’07 Hotline at 914-251-6803.

This enchanting and traditional version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic returns to the Purchase College Performing Arts Center November 27-December 2, 2007. Nutcracker ’07 is produced by the Conservatory of Dance, featuring choreography by the Conservatory faculty, with artistic direction by former New York City Ballet soloist and Conservatory faculty member Bettijane Sills. The production will feature New York City Ballet principal dancers Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle, the Purchase Dance Corps, and children from the community.

Children who audition should have some previous dance experience and be no taller than five feet. Dance attire or sweat pants should be worn to audition. Boys are encouraged to audition.

Casting is at the discretion of the choreographer and/or the artistic   director.

A Parent’s Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 29 from 1-2:30 PM in the Dance Theatre Lab of the Conservatory of Dance building to announce casting decisions and discuss Nutcracker ’07 policies. All parents of participating dancers must attend this meeting.

Rehearsals begin October 1, and will vary from one to three rehearsals per week depending upon the role.

The Audition Schedule is as follows:

GROUP 1 (5-6 years old as of Sept. 1, 2007):
Registration: 9:15 AM
Audition: 10:00-11:00 AM

GROUP 2 (7-8 years old as of Sept. 1, 2007):
Registration: 10:15 AM
Audition: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

GROUP 3 (9-10 years old as of Sept. 1, 2007)
Registration: 1:15 PM
Audition: 1:45-3:00 PM

GROUP 4: (11-13 years old as of Sept. 1, 2007)
Registration: 2:30 PM
Audition: 3:00-4:00 PM

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The Purchase College Conservatory of Dance is looking for boys and girls ages 5-13 to appear in its production of Nutcracker '07.