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Ballet Theatre of Maryland Student Nutcracker Auditions

AUDITIONS
Student Roles – Nutcracker
Sunday, May 6, 2018
BTM Studios, Merritt Annex, 1981 Moreland Pkwy, Bldg 4A, Bay 4, Annapolis, MD 21401

Arrive at least 30 minutes before your audition time.

Parents and students should read the 2018 Handbook for Student Performers and their Parents and review the tentative rehearsal schedules BEFORE auditioning:

Summer Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule

Fall Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule

Fees and paperwork* required before the audition:

(1) $25 audition fee (nonrefundable).

(2) $150 costume fee (nonrefundable unless the student is not cast).

(3) Audition form.

(4) Contact info sheet form.

(5) Signed contract. Note that students are expected to accept any roles in which cast.

12:00 – 1:30 BTM Levels: Intermediate 3, Advanced, Pre-Trainee Aspirant, Pre-Trainee, and Trainee

Non BTM students: generally ages 15 and up or 6+ years of ballet training

2:00 – 3:00 BTM Levels: Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2

Non BTM students: generally ages 12 – 15 or at least 5 years of ballet training

3:30 – 4:30 BTM Levels: Beginning Ballet 1, Beginning Ballet 2, Beginning Ballet 3

Non BTM students: generally ages 7 – 12, or 1 – 4 years of ballet training

5:00 – 5:30 BTM Level: Pre-Ballet

Non BTM students: generally ages 6 -8 or less than 2 years of ballet training;

minimum age to audition is 6 years old by the day of the audition.

Students from this round of auditions (except princesses/cavaliers) must be available for rehearsals on M/W afternoons (depending on the roles cast) during the summer from 6/25-8/3.

There is also an audition in the fall for additional roles, on Sunday Sept 9. After that audition, all roles rehearse on weekends only – Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday- depending on the role(s) the student is cast in, until we start rehearsing in the theatre in late November.

Performances are tentatively scheduled for the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts Nov 24 & Nov 25, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Dec 8 & 9, and Dec 15 & 16, and the Baltimore Lyric Opera House Dec 22 or 23. Please note that not all students will perform at all venues; this will be determined by the Artistic Director in November.

For further information, please contact the BTM office at 410-224-5644.

Romeo & Juliet

First up on your “Wish List” is our Season Grand Opening at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis as BTM celebrates Shakespeare’s genius with the poignant, archetypal love story—Romeo & Juliet. Last performed by BTM more than six years ago, this tragic tale is told poetically and passionately through the fusion of dance, literature and Prokofiev’s magnificent musical masterpiece! Explore the depths of love, fate, and tragedy as Romeo and Juliet experience them on the path of the “star-crossed”—a path of chaos and passion rushing them inevitably into death and despair where their tragic sacrifice brings about the hope of redemption. Performances are Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.; and October 22, 2:00 p.m. And of course, if you attend our Saturday night performance, you can attend our opening night VIP party at 6:30 p.m., prior to the performance, in celebration of Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto’s 15th -year anniversary with BTM. In addition, you can meet Romeo and his Juliet immediately following the Sunday Matinee Performance for an autograph signing “Meet and Greet the Stars”.

Romeo & Juliet

First up on your “Wish List” is our Season Grand Opening at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis as BTM celebrates Shakespeare’s genius with the poignant, archetypal love story—Romeo & Juliet. Last performed by BTM more than six years ago, this tragic tale is told poetically and passionately through the fusion of dance, literature and Prokofiev’s magnificent musical masterpiece! Explore the depths of love, fate, and tragedy as Romeo and Juliet experience them on the path of the “star-crossed”—a path of chaos and passion rushing them inevitably into death and despair where their tragic sacrifice brings about the hope of redemption. Performances are Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.; and October 22, 2:00 p.m. And of course, if you attend our Saturday night performance, you can attend our opening night VIP party at 6:30 p.m., prior to the performance, in celebration of Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto’s 15th -year anniversary with BTM. In addition, you can meet Romeo and his Juliet immediately following the Sunday Matinee Performance for an autograph signing “Meet and Greet the Stars”.

Romeo & Juliet

First up on your “Wish List” is our Season Grand Opening at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis as BTM celebrates Shakespeare’s genius with the poignant, archetypal love story—Romeo & Juliet. Last performed by BTM more than six years ago, this tragic tale is told poetically and passionately through the fusion of dance, literature and Prokofiev’s magnificent musical masterpiece! Explore the depths of love, fate, and tragedy as Romeo and Juliet experience them on the path of the “star-crossed”—a path of chaos and passion rushing them inevitably into death and despair where their tragic sacrifice brings about the hope of redemption. Performances are Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.; and October 22, 2:00 p.m. And of course, if you attend our Saturday night performance, you can attend our opening night VIP party at 6:30 p.m., prior to the performance, in celebration of Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto’s 15th -year anniversary with BTM. In addition, you can meet Romeo and his Juliet immediately following the Sunday Matinee Performance for an autograph signing “Meet and Greet the Stars”.

What’s a kid to do? Summer activities for Children in Anne Arundel County

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s grantee organizations offer plenty of art activities, camps, and classes for kids over the course of the summer. At the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts classes are available to kids of all ages including “Yoga for Little People,” “Creations in Clay,” and “Painting the Basics.” The Maryland Hall for Creative Arts also offers a class entitled “Little Masters,” where students learn about a master artist and then attempt to create a work of art in that artist’s style.

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Anne Arundel County offers classes and camps to kids of all ages that focus on theater and the performing arts. The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis offers classes, workshops and camps for kids including the “Kids Cabaret,” a one week camp that focuses on the three fundamental elements of musical theater: singing, dancing and acting. The Compass Rose Theater offers acting camps for kids as young as three, and more advanced ones for teenagers taught by professional actors starting June 20th.

There are also plenty of children’s dance classes and camps available over the summer. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland has a number of classes available to even the youngest of dancers. The “Tiny Toes Ballet: Mommy and Me” class provides a platforms for dancers as young as two to learns the basics of ballet in a fun environment alongside a familiar adult. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland also offers more advanced classes to older students such as its “Teen Ballet” class.  The West Arundel Creative Arts also offers a variety of dance classes from June 20th to August 12th.

On Sundays, July 10th and August 15th the Captain Avery Museum offers “Sundae Sundays” where families can enjoy a sundae while playing croquet or partaking in one of the other outdoor activities designed to keep kids entertained. The museum also offers discovery kits available for checkout from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays so kids can explore the local wildlife while simultaneously learning about Maryland’s ecosystems.

The Chesapeake Arts Center offers classes for children of all ages including The Family Pottery Workshop as well as hip-hop, ballet, and jazz classes.

Anne Arundel County even has summer options for the young historians in the family. The Historic Annapolis Foundation offers the “Riddle Me This” summer camp where participants explore the history of historic Annapolis’ most notorious pirates, and much more. The Historic London Town and Gardens offers kids the unique opportunity to experience life from three hundred years ago through its “Colonial Adventures” summer camp. Campers wear period clothing, and make colonial crafts and even eat like Historic London Town’s colonial settlers with meals prepared over open fires. The camp goes from June 20th – 24th and again July 18th – 22nd.  

Family Art Events

Saturday January 30th

Saturday January 30th

Coming this April

Coming this April

Great ideas for  Family Holiday GIft Giving–The gift of experience!  Anne Arundel County has some great family performances scheduled for the start of 2016.  And even better, you can buy the tickets online and avoid the traffic rush while supporting local arts and historic preservation groups at the same time!

Annapolis Opera presents Cinderella, a children’s opera on Saturday January 30th and The  Ballet Theatre of Maryland will be producing Sleeping Beauty April 15-24.  These are wonderful performances to share with grandchildren.  Children learn through stories and experiences.  For the teenagers in your household, consider “The Diary of Anne Frank” playing mid March into April at the Compass Rose Theater.  Learn more about the famous Maryland writer Edgar Allen Poe by spending An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe at the Hammond Harwood House January 15th or 22nd.  February 6th experience the power of dance at the Chesapeake Arts Center when Full Circle Dance Company Presents: Human Conditions: Dance About Love, Loss and Life.  There are so many performances and events available for the residents of Greater Annapolis and Anne Arundel County from Pasadena to Shadyside, make a New Year’s Resolution to take discover all the talent within our county.