Dancer Auditions For A Professional Ballet Group Performing “The Nutcracker” At Civic Hall Performing Arts

By KPass | civic hall performing arts

Aug 15

News Release from the Richmond Symphony Orchestra

  Richmond Symphony Orchestra Announces Dancer Auditions

for Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Von Heidecke’s Ballet Class

Dancing in The Nutcracker is a dream come true for many young children. But the chance to dance in The Nutcracker with a professional ballet company is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. That opportunity has come knocking for novice and professional dancers in east central Indiana and west central Ohio.

Dancers, ages 6 years old through professional level, are invited to audition for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s 2012 production of The Nutcracker. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at Civic Hall Performing Arts Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, IN.  Auditions will take place according to the following schedule: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – boys and girls age 6-11, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – dancers age 12 and up.

Younger children will be selected for roles as angels, while the more advanced dancers will have the opportunity to perform as mice and soldiers. Dancers must arrive 30 minutes prior to their audition time in order to register and prepare. Children–age 17 or younger–must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Dancers selected as angels will be dismissed immediately following the audition. Dancers selected for the roles of mice and soldiers will remain to learn their choreography from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   (Registration is on the day of auditions, there is no need to pre-register).

“The Nutcracker” performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets are $15 each, $20 for box seats and $10 for students though grade 12. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling (765) 966-5181 or in person at the Civic Hall box office starting Friday.  The symphony season starts Sept. 15, and tickets for the season or individual concerts also are for sale.  Tickets will be availabe at the Civic Hall box office starting Friday, August 17, 2012.

Founded in 1956, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional orchestra committed to community education with open rehearsals, pre-concert conversations, a 3rd and 7th grade concert, plus an annual Young Artist Competition that gives aspiring musicians the opportunity to perform onstage at a concert. The RSO offers both season subscriptions and individual tickets for their six concert series. For more information visit or call


About the Author

Karole Passmore is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles and short stories, interviewing local people, and researching non-fiction subject matter– preferably historical. Graduate of RHS, Ivy Tech Richmond, and Earlham College– with a major in History, Karole has spent most of her life in Wayne County and enjoys the quaint atmosphere of a small town.