Audition for MFB's 2018 production of The Nutcracker:

Performance dates are December 22 & 23, 2018 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Audition Requirements

Minimum Age Requirements: Age 5 by 9/1/18
All performers must be enrolled in dance classes (does not have to be at Midland Festival Ballet)
No day of audition enrollment.
First-time Participants attend the Nutcracker info session on Saturday, 9/8/18 from 9:30-10:30am

Attendance Policy


·   Costume fittings are mandatoryFirst rehearsal is mandatory

·   Tech week rehearsals and Dress Rehearsal are mandatory

·   More than two missed rehearsals may result in removal from the Nutcracker cast.

·   Two consecutively missed rehearsals will result in removal from The Nutcracker cast.

·   There is rehearsal every night the week of 12/17-12/21 for the full cast.

·   Known absences should be communicated in writing to before the first rehearsal

·   Absence due to illness must be communicated as soon as possible via email to

·   It is important for the quality of the production that cast members attend all rehearsals.

Audition Info

Auditions are by age as of 9/1. There are no alternate audition dates/times
All performers must be enrolled in dance classes (does not have to be at Midland Festival Ballet)

Female Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers, bun
Male Attire: White T-Shirt, Black shorts/tights, ballet slippers

Please arrive 15-30 prior to scheduled audition time for registration.
Late arrivals will NOT be allowed to audition.

Casting will be posted on Wednesday, September 12 after 12pm at the ballet studio and online.

Friday, September 7

6:30 - 8:30pm |  Ages 13 - Adult (pointe work required)

Saturday, September 8

9:30 - 10:30am | New Parents Information Session

12:00 - 1:00pm | Ages 5 7

 1:00 - 2:00pm | Ages 8 10

2:00 - 3:00pm | Ages 11 12 (bring pointe shoes)

3:30 - 5:00pm | Clara and Fritz

3:30 - 5:00pm | Party Parents sign up


New Participant Info Session:
Saturday, September 8, 2018: 9:30am

New Participants should attend (only one parent is necessary). We will review audition info, time commitment, expectations, and answer any questions you have.

Mandatory Parent Meeting:
Thursday, September 13, 2018: 6:30pm

Attendance is mandatory. One parent and their dancer should attend. We will review expectations and dancer contracts, rehearsal schedules, discuss volunteer roles, and address any questions or concerns.

Production Fees

Each dancer is responsible for a $150 production fee.
As part of this fee, each dancer will receive a DVD, T-Shirt, and a Poster.
This fee is due on or before 9/21/18.

Still have questions? Call the studio at 432.682.2653

Mandatory Costume Fittings

Performers will also have a mandatory costume fitting.
Please reserve the following day if you plan to audition.

Costume fittings for all other roles will be announced in the rehearsal schedule. 

Saturday, September 16
Angels              12:00-1:00pm    Clark Studio
Mice                 1:00-2:00pm      Clark Studio
Soldiers            2:00-3:00pm      Clark Studio
Candy Cane      3:00-4:30pm      Clark Studio

Roles and Rehearsals

Casting is final and cannot be disputed.
Repeat and understudy roles are expected. If your dancer is not willing to repeat a role, we ask that they not audition.

Approximate Rehearsal Days
*Detailed schedule will be released on September 13, 2018 at the Mandatory Parent Meeting

Angels: Saturday
Mice: Saturday
Soldiers: Saturday
Mother Ginger/Bon Bons: Saturday
Candy Cane: Sunday Afternoons
Chinese: Thursday Evenings or Saturday
Party Children: Sunday Afternoons
Party Parents: Sunday Afternoons

Performance Dates

**There will be rehearsal every night the week of the show**
Friday           December 21    Dress Rehearsal w/ Orchestra
Saturday      December 22   7:30pm Performance @WNPAC
Sunday        December 23    2:30pm Performance @WNPAC

WNPAC= Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center