Register now for children's auditions for The Nutcracker

Children's auditions for Interlochen Arts Academy's production of The Nutcracker have concluded for the season. Thank you for your interest.

Announcing Children's Auditions for Interlochen Center for the Arts' 2017 production of The Nutcracker.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 2-5 p.m. Auditions will begin at 2:30 p.m. after registration.

Registration deadline: All candidates must be registered by Sept. 11, 2017.

Where: Hildegarde Lewis Dance Building on the Interlochen campus, 4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI 49643

Who is eligible: Male and female dancers ages 6-12 and under 5 feet tall are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker. At least two years of dance training is preferred.

Audition attire: Boys: White t-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes; Girls: Black leotard worn over pink tights, pink ballet shoes

What to know: The Dance Division at Interlochen Center for the Arts will present its biennial production of The Nutcracker, a newly choreographed version that premiered in 2015. This year's production promises even more excitement as the ballet celebrates its 125th anniversary. Performance dates are Dec. 7-9, 2017 at Corson Auditorium.

Rehearsals are expected to begin in October and schedules for selected candidates will be delivered with acceptance notices. Candidates are expected to be available for all scheduled rehearsals and additional technical week rehearsals.

Please email Melissa Bennett with any further questions regarding The Nutcracker auditions.