Children’s Auditions for the Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker are this Sunday!


Louisville Ballet’s children’s auditions for The Brown-Forman Nutcracker are this Sunday, August 26th!

Exciting times ahead...

Children’s auditions for

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

are this Sunday, August 26th!

Calling all Louisville Ballet School Students, Elementary 1 level and above!

The audition application deadline has been extended to Friday, August 24th at 3pm! Walk-ups the day of the audition will also be accepted.*

Click here to download the 2012 Audition Packet!

(*The late fee of $10 now applies.)

  • If a student meets the height requirements but is not in the specified level to audition for a role, they are eligible to audition anyway.
  • A change to the 2012 Audition Packet: the minimum height for the Mice is 4’ 2” not 4’ 4”.
  • Your child must arrive promptly 30 minutes before the designated audition time for the particular role(s) for which they are auditioning.
  • Please check height requirements and measure carefully. Students will be expected to audition for all roles for which they are eligible.  Students will be re-measured at check-in.
  • Children who are eligible to audition for more than one role and will be auditioning past 11:45 am will be asked to stay in the building to eat lunch. (Please send your child to the audition with a nutritious and tidy brown bag lunch, if applicable.)

The audition will be held at the Downtown Studios:

315 E. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

PLEASE NOTE that the Louisville Ironman is also taking place on Sunday, 8/26. Please allow extra time to get to the Studio. Please do not park in the Louisville Ballet parking lot; you may drop off students in front of the Louisville Ballet building to be escorted by chaperones to the building. Click here for complete road closures.

See you on Sunday!

10 Reasons to audition for The Brown-Forman Nutcracker:
1. LBS students have the exclusive opportunity to audition.

2. Children who are chosen perform alongside the professional Louisville Ballet dancers!

3. The Brown-Forman Nutcracker is the largest production during the Louisville Ballet’s entire season.

4. No rehearsals Thanksgiving weekend…gobble, gobble, gobble!

5. The Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center seats over 2,300 people, that’s 4,600 hands clapping for you!

6. Create a “behind the scenes” holiday tradition with your friends and family.

7. Build your performance resume.

8. It is a unique opportunity to have fun!

9. Dance in front of students and teachers from your school during the Student matinee performances.

10. Share the magic of The Brown-Forman Nutcracker with the city of Louisville!

Study break!

Attend a Q & A session

with Nutcracker parent veterans and Volunteer Coordinators, Christine Carrigan and Dawn Nelms!

Where: St. Matthews Studios

When: Thursday, August 23rd

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Those little mice look hungry for a treat!

Don’t forget to bring money for marvelous munchies!

PALS will be hosting the Annual Audition Bake Sale. Bake sale items can be dropped off for PALS at the downtown studio on Saturday, August 25th while the morning classes are going on from 9:30 am – 12 noon or first thing Sunday morning between 8:30 and 9:00 am (prior to the first audition.)

Thanks in advance for your participation and support!

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