Aug 5, 2017

“Oklahoma Nutcracker” Audition Information

“Oklahoma Nutcracker” Audition Information

Audition Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Place: Kovich School of Ballet / 1312 S. Berry Rd. / Norman OK 73072

Contact: NBC Artistic Director Marjorie Kovich: admin@normanballetcompany.com

Telephone: 405-620-7756

The Cast of the 2017 Oklahoma Nutcracker will be selected at this Audition!

Dancers ages 7+ may audition for the following children’s’ roles in Act I:

  • Mice & Baby Armadillos (48” – 55”)*
  • Party Children & Soldiers (50”-59”)*
  • Auxiliary Roles In Act II (50″- 56″)

* Approximate heights

Dancers ages 10+ are eligible to audition for the following roles

  • Party Children & Soldiers (48″- 55″)*
  • Act I Dolls (60″+)*
  • Act II Mistletoe Angels
  • Rose Rock Princesses (60″+)*
  • Act II Auxiliary Roles (50″- 56″)

* Approximate heights

Dancers ages, 12 & older are eligible to audition to be company members/apprentices of the Norman Ballet Company or opt to audition as Oklahoma Nutcracker cast only.  Roles include:

  • Act I Party Scene
  • Act I Dolls
  • Act II Mistletoe Angels
  • Act I & II Corps de ballet
  • Act II variations

Acting roles for adults/older teens are needed for the Party Scene, the Nutcracker Prince, the Mouse King, Uncle Schubert and the Housekeeper.

Cast members are selected according to size, musicality, expression, ability to follow directions, dancing skills, and technique. Some dancers may be asked to stay for an additional audition group as needed.

To audition, please contact Norman Ballet Company Artistic Director, Marjorie Kovich, at admin@normanballetcompany.com or by phone, 405-620-7756, to reserve your dancer’s space in the appropriate audition group no later than 5:00 PM Friday August 25, 2017. ALL DANCERS MUST RESERVE AN AUDITION SPACE. Include your dancer’s exact height & birth date in the audition request e-mail or voicemail. There will be separate audition groups; children will be placed according to size in each group. The audition application form will be sent to you via e-mail. Audition results will also be sent via e-mail.

ALL DANCERS MUST RESERVE AN AUDITION TIME.

There is a $10 audition fee per dancer– payable by bank check, money order (payable to the Norman Ballet Company), debit or credit card. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Dancers are to arrive no later than 15 minutes before their designated audition. DO NOT BE LATE!  Girls must wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes & any solid colored leotard.  Boys may wear shorts or black tights, white socks & white t-shirt (ballet shoes if available).

Eligibility:

  1. Dancers must currently be enrolled in ballet or dance classes at the studio of their choice.
  2. Dancer’s birth date must be no later than December 01, 2010.
  3. A minimum of one year ballet or dance training is required.
  4. Cast members must be available for all rehearsals that their role requires.
  5. Norman Ballet Company apprentices and company dancers must be currently enrolled in a minimum of three weekly ballet technique classes at the studio of their choice.

The 2017 Oklahoma Nutcracker will be performed Sunday, November 26, 2017, 3:00 PM, at the Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts, in Norman.  Rehearsals leading up to performance week will take place on weekend afternoons. Dancers will be required to attend all rehearsals for their role. A $75 production fee per cast member (to help defray costume fittings & alterations costs) is required.  Parents will be required to help with necessary volunteer tasks. There will be a mandatory dancer/parent meeting held Sunday, September 10th, from 2:30-3:30 PM in the Lowery room of the Norman Public Library (Central) for all cast members and, if minors, their parents.  Costume fittings for all selected cast members will be Sunday, September 17, 2017.

The 2017 Oklahoma Nutcracker is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program.