Vermont’s Own Nutcracker 2017

Nutcracker Audition Details

Who: Ages 6 and up.

Where: Vermont Ballet Theater School – Essex campus
             21 Carmichael St. Unit 203, Essex, Vermont

When: Saturday September 30, 2017

Audition Times:
1:30 - 2:006 - 7Mini-mice, Angels
2:15 - 2:558 - 9Clowns & Polichinelles or Angels TBD
3:00 - 3:309 - 18Soldiers, Mice, & Maids-non-VYB Jr. Co. students
3:45 - 4:158 - 13Girls (VYB Jr.Co.only-Party Children & Elf Dance) & Boys (Party Children)
4:20 - 4:45AdultsParty Parents (note: Ladies dress size 6-10 and height 5’5”-5’8”)

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled audition time for registration. No audition fee required. Forms will be at the audition in Essex or if you prefer, please print and fill out the Dancer Audition Form to bring with you on Sept. 30th.


Upon notification of acceptance a fee of $50.00 for VBTS students (non-company members) and $80.00 for non-VBTS students is required to cover rehearsal costs and costume maintenance for each cast member. Dancer’s Contract with payment is due on or before October 7th. We cannot make cast lists until all contracts are turned in. Please make checks payable to VBTS. Thank you.

Nutcracker Weekly Rehearsal Details

Rehearsal Dates:
When: Saturdays beginning October 14th through December 9th
            (note: no rehearsal on Sat. Nov. 25th)
Where: VBTS studios-Essex campus, 21 Carmichael St.

Weekly Rehearsal Times:

1:15 - 2:15AngelsStudio A
2:15 - 2:45Mini-miceStudio A
2:45 - 3:30Clowns & PolichinellesStudio A
3:30 - 4:30SoldiersStudio A
3:30 - 4:30King Mouse & Nutcracker Prince Studio D until Nov. 4th, then Studio A
3:30 - 4:30Big MiceStudio C until Nov. 4th, then Studio A
2:30 - 3:30Party Children & Elf DanceOct. 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 4th (Studio C)
3:30-5:30Party Children, Elf Dance, Party Parents and MaidsNov. 11, 18 and Dec. 2, 9 (Studio B)

VYB Sr. Co.: all rehearsals are held during your Co. class on Fridays.
VBT Co: please remember to check call board weekly for schedule of rehearsals.

Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal Dates:

Where: at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT.
When: Friday, December 15th 2017 from 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Please call VBTS @ 878-2941 or email

Performance Schedule

Note: not all dancers accepted will perform in every show.

Saturday December 16th2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday December 17th1:00pm and 6:00pm

All shows will be performed at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

You won’t want to miss this magical all-Vermont production that has become a holiday tradition for all ages!

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