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East TN Ballet Academy has set casting dates for production of The Nutcracker –

East TN Ballet Academy sets casting dates for Nutcracker production

Posted 2:43 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The East Tennessee Ballet Academy has set casting dates for the annual production of The Nutcracker, which will run Dec. 17 and 18 at the Bonnie Kate Theater in Elizabethton.

Casting is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 with dance and non-dance roles available. There are two audition opportunities – September 18 and 19. Most rehearsals will take place on weekends starting October 1. A $100 production fee covers all costumes and rehearsals for The Nutcracker.

All local dance students are invited to participate. Non-dancers should come dressed for the full cast of cast members and are asked to arrive early to warm up. Students 12 and older should bring pointe shoes if on pointe.

Tickets will be available on

The casting schedule is as follows:

SEPTEMBER 17: 4-6 years old from 1 p.m. to 1:130 p.m.; 7-9 years old, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; 10-13 years old, 4 p.m.-3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; 14 years and over, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 18: 4 to 6 years old, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 7 to 9 years old, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.; 10-13 years old, 5:25 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and 14 years and over, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Cynthia Bernshausen at East Tennessee Ballet Academy at (423) 512-1722 or visit