Saturday, September 18, 2021

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The Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 33rd annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” is fast approaching.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, in the Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center located at the corner of Apache Pass and Mahon Avenue on the TJC main campus.

“Nutcracker season is always an exciting time, but it’s even more so this year because this will be our first year to perform in the beautiful new Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center,” TJC Academy of Dance Director Carolyn Hanna said.

All performances will be held in the completely renovated Wise Auditorium, located in the performing arts center.

Show times are:

  • 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3
  • 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4
  • 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5

Hanna added, “We’ve also moved our auditions to the performing arts center this year, to give the students a chance to get a really good look at this stunning new facility. We watched the construction with great anticipation, so we’re thrilled to be able to introduce them to our new performance home.”

Audition details

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 every show.

Audition times are:

  • 10-10:45 a.m.: Girls ages 6-8
  • 11-11:30 a.m.: Boys of all ages
  • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.: Girls ages 9-11
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Dancers invited to audition for the leading role of Clara
  • 2-3:45 p.m.: Girls ages 12 and up
  • 4-4:30 p.m.: Adults and actors interested in party scene

Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes before their audition time for paperwork and warming up.

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