Do you have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head?
Well, it certainly isn't too early to audition for a holiday classic. This Sunday, August 25th, The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is holding auditions for their annual production of "The Nutcracker." Little ones with aspirations of appearing as soldiers, bonbons, party children and more will come prepared in tights, leotards and ballet slippers hoping to become part of this magical tradition.
This year marks the 10th season the Civic Ballet will perform "The Nutcracker." Each year the company recreates Ruth Page's original full-length staging. Patrons have come to expect exquisite dancing and beautiful costumes as they are whisked away to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. It will be the first time newly named Director of the Ruth Page School of Dance, Victor Alexander, will co-direct the ballet with Associate Director and Co-Founder, Delores Lipinski Long. Rest assured, the collaboration of these two talents promises another memorable production.
The Nutcracker ballet is central to the The Ruth Page Civic Ballet's performance calendar. It is a small classical company in its 16th season and serves as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. At home in the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago's River North neighborhood, the Civic Ballet provides performance opportunities for the most advanced students from its school. It is often a stepping-stone for its dancers to national and international dance companies.
Auditions begin Sunday at 10 a.m. for boys and girls ages 7 -13 and 12:30 p.m. for young men and women ages 14 and up. They will be held at the Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts located at 1016 N. Dearborn St. For complete information and requirements please visit the audition website.