NORMAN — The Norman Ballet Company will hold auditions for area dancers and performers for its 2014 production of “The Oklahoma Nutcracker” on Sunday at the Kovich School of Ballet, 1312 S Berry Road.
This year marks the 13th anniversary of “The Oklahoma Nutcracker,” which has been performed for sold-out audiences since 2002 and has become a holiday tradition in Norman.
Guest artists from the Tulsa Ballet are scheduled to appear in the leading roles of the Sand Plum Fairy and her prince. This year’s performance is set for 3 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Nancy O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts.
Auditions must be scheduled by contacting Artistic Director Marjorie Kovich at email@example.com. All dancers must request an audition confirmation to reserve a space in the appropriate audition group. The dancer’s height must be included in the request.
Four separate audition groups will be held, with children placed according to size in each group. Auditions must be scheduled no later than Friday. Audition fee is $10, payable by bank check, money order, debit or credit card. Cash cannot be accepted.
Children 7 and older are eligible for roles as party scene children, mice, soldiers and baby armadillos. Children should have a minimum of one year of ballet class experience.
Dancers 11 years and older with a minimum of three years of dance training can audition for roles as angels, cowgirls/cowboys, rose rock princesses, Act I toys and select corps de ballet roles.
Dancers 12 and older with a minimum of four years of dance training and one year of pointe work can try out as company dancers. For dancers auditioning as company dancers, a minimum of three ballet classes per week is a requirement.
Roles for dancers 12 and older are snow scene performers, mistletoe angels, Act II variations and “Waltz of the Indian Paintbrushes,” as well as Act I party scene parents and dolls.
Performers are selected according to size, musicality, expression, ability to follow directions and dance skills.