Hanover Theater Holding Kids / Youth Auditions for “The Nutcracker” &”A Christmas Carol” in Worcester, Massachusetts (Boston Area)

By | August 30, 2023

“The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” auditions in Worcester, MA

The Hanover Theatre is holding auditions for this holiday season for the holiday time productions of “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol.”

The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts will holding child and youth auditions for its annual productions of “A Christmas Carol” and the ballet “The Nutcracker” on Sept. 10th, 2023.

About the theater:

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is a cultural gem that graces the city of Worcester, Massachusetts. With its elegant architecture and historical significance, the theater stands as a testament to the city’s vibrant arts scene. The Hanover Theatre hosts an array of captivating performances, including Broadway shows, concerts, dance recitals, comedy acts, and more. Beyond its entertainment value, the theater serves as a gathering place that fosters a sense of community and appreciation for the arts. By providing a stage for both local talent and renowned artists, the Hanover Theatre enriches the cultural fabric of Worcester and continues to be a beloved destination where audiences can immerse themselves in the magic of live performances.

“The Nutcracker”
Auditions for The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory’s production of “The Nutcracker,” sponsored by Berkshire Bank, will be held on The Hanover Theatre’s mainstage located at 2 Southbridge St. Sept. 10. Auditions will be split by age group: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages 13 and over; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 10 to 12; and 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 7 to 9. Dancers auditioning must be registered online for auditions, available to attend all of production week (Nov. 18 to Nov. 26) and be at least 7 years of age. Auditions will follow the structure of a technical ballet class. Dancers will be assessed by technique, skill level and ability. Dancers with two or more years of training should bring their pointe shoes. Callback sessions will be held later in the afternoon Sept. 10.

“A Christmas Carol”
Auditions for youth roles in “A Christmas Carol,” sponsored by Assumption University, will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Auditions will take place by appointment at The Hanover Theatre Conservatory and Event Center located at 551 Main St. Children ages 5 and up are welcome to sign up. Youth performers with South Asian heritage are encouraged to audition for the Cratchit Family. All auditioners should prepare a set of provided sides and a brief song, such as one verse of “Deck the Halls.” Auditioners may choose to complete a self-tape, which must be submitted by 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Some roles may be invited to callbacks Sept. 11 (in person or virtual).

Audition materials and detailed information can be found online at TheHanoverTheatre.org/conservatory. For more information on “The Nutcracker” auditions email education@thehanovertheatre.org.

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