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Richmond Ballet seeking local dancers for roles in ‘The Nutcracker.’ Here’s how you can audition

Dance students from across Hampton Roads and North Carolina will be cast for student roles in “The Nutcracker.” (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of Richmond Ballet)
Dance students from across Hampton Roads and North Carolina will be cast for student roles in “The Nutcracker.” (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of Richmond Ballet)

For the sixth consecutive year, the Richmond Ballet will return to Chrysler Hall in Norfolk with the beloved holiday tradition “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 7 through 9.

Dance students from across Hampton Roads and North Carolina will be cast for student roles in “The Nutcracker”; last year’s production featured students from 33 local dance studios.

Auditions will be on Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 at Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Road in Virginia Beach, as part of the Richmond Ballet’s new partnership with the state-of-the-art performing arts school.

Students who are cast will participate in weekly Sunday rehearsals at Old Donation School from Oct. 7 through Dec. 2.

The Richmond Ballet said the student cast will have the opportunity to perform alongside the company’s professional dancers and musicians from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for four public performances and one youth performance.

Information about the auditions is available on the Richmond Ballet’s website.

Want to see “The Nutcracker?”

Showtimes for “The Nutcracker” are 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Pauls Blvd., Norfolk.

Tickets, at $25 to $75, can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Scope box office, 201 E. Brambleton Ave.; on the Chrysler Hall website online; or by phone at 800-745-3000.

This story was published in cooperation with our sister publication HNNDaily.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasherhttp://wydaily.com
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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