Tyler Junior College To Hold Auditions for ‘Nutcracker’

TJC Nutcracker
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Dr. Mark Mazzaré

The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 31st  anniversary presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” is fast approaching.

Auditions will be held Saturday, September 7th, in the TJC dance studio (Room 125) in the Ornelas Health and Physical Education Center, located at the corner of Apache Pass and Palmer Avenue on the TJC main campus.

“Audition day is always exciting, because it gives us a chance to see the wealth of dancing and acting talent that exists right here in East Texas,” TJC Academy of Dance Director Carolyn Hanna said.

All performances will be held in the Caldwell Auditorium in Downtown Tyler.

Show times are: 

  • December 6th: 7 p.m.
  • December 7th: 2 p.m.
  • December 7th: 7 p.m.
  • December 8th: 2 p.m.
  • December 8th: 6 p.m.

TJC’s annual “Nutcracker” is a large-scale production with more than 100 roles to fill. Roles are available for performers ages 6 through adult. Performers must be able to rehearse every Friday or Saturday and perform in each show.

Audition times are:

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Ages 6-8
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Ages 9-11
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Ages 12 and up
  • 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.:  Dancers invited to audition for the role of Clar
  • 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Adults, teens or actors interested in party scene

Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes before their audition time to warm up and fill out paperwork.

For more information, contact Carolyn Hanna at 903-510-2483 or by email at chan3@tjc.edu.

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