Arts Notes


July 30, 2006

Auditions Aug. 13 for `Nutcracker'

Harford Dance Theatre of Harford Community College will hold auditions Aug. 13 for dancers and actors for the annual production of The Nutcracker.

Participating choreographers will conduct auditions in the Amoss Rehearsal Studio at Harford Technical High School in Bel Air. Performers ages 8 through adult are needed for the show, which will be presented Dec. 1-3.

Dancers may audition in more than one category and must arrive half an hour early to register. Dancers should wear appropriate dance clothing and take dance shoes.

The audition schedule is:

Children 8 to 13 with at least one to two years of dance training: registration 10 a.m., audition 10:30 a.m. to noon for Party Children, Fritz, Mice, Soldiers, Ginger Children, Angels, non-pointe roles.

Ages 16 to adult, character roles: registration noon, audition 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. for party guests, Clara's parents, grandparents, maid, butler.

Ages 12 and older, with at least three or four years dance training: registration 1 p.m., warm-up class (required) 1:30 p.m., audition 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Sugar Plum, Cavalier, Snowflakes, Flowers, Arabian, Chinese, Spanish, Trepak, Dolls, Marzipan, Clara, Nutcracker Prince. Partnering work will be included in this audition. All male dancers should attend at this time.

Information: 410-836-4112.

Donetsk Ballet to perform in Nov.

The Center for the Visual and Performing Arts is sponsoring a production of The Nutcracker by the Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine.

Performances will be accompanied by a live orchestra from the Maryland Conservatory of Music under the direction of Vladimir Lande.

The ballet will be presented at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Havre de Grace High School.

Area dancers age 6 to 18 with ballet experience are welcome to audition to perform with the company.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held Aug. 14 at the Rage Box Contemporary Dance Center in the Forest Hill Industrial Airpark off Jarrettsville Road: ages 6 to 8, 5 p.m.; ages 9 to 12, 6 p.m.; ages 13 to 18, 7:30 p.m. Appointments are required.

Production and costume fees will apply.

Information: Martha Valentine, children's coordinator, 410-879-7243.

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