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AUDITIONS FOR THE NUTCRACKER BALLET


SEEKING: ANGELS, SHEEP, RATS, REINDEER, MICE, MATRIOCHKAS, ORIENTALS
AND CHILDREN AT THE PARTY


SEPTEMBER 12, 13 AND 14,2013 IN MONTRÉAL
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 IN QUÉBEC CITY


Since 1964, thousands of children have had their dream come true by being part of the cast of The Nutcracker ballet, a
magical Christmas tale produced and performed by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. This year, on the
production’s 50th anniversary, some 100 children will once again have the exciting opportunity to perform alongside
the company’s dancers. Les Grands Ballets will hold auditions in September for the roles of Children at the Party,
Angels, Rats, Mice, Reindeer, Sheep, Matriochkas, Orientals and, of course, Clara and Fritz. The auditions will take
place in Montréal on September 12 and 13, at Les Grands Ballets’ studios, 4816 Rivard Street (Laurier metro, exit
St-Joseph), and on September 14 at the auditorium of the Collège Jean-Eudes, 3535, Rosemont Boul. (corner
14th avenue); and in Québec City on Sunday, September 15, at l’École de danse de Québec, 310, Langelier Boulevard.
Children from Québec City chosen for the various roles will participate in presentations of The Nutcracker from
December 5 to 8, 2013, at the Grand Théâtre de Québec. Children chosen from Montréal will participate in
presentations from December 12 to 30, 2013, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts. The Children at the party
and the Sheep (black and white) chosen in Montréal will also go to Québec.

REQUIREMENTS


- Children must have completed at least one year of dance training.
- Because the costumes have already been made, we ask that the heights mentioned be respected. Children
exceeding specified measurements will not be able to be chosen.

INFORMATION


Registration is not required. Candidates must be at the audition for the chosen role at the location and time indicated
above at least 30 minutes prior to the audition, with a parent or a person responsible for them . It will be possible to
obtain the auditions and rehearsal schedules on Les Grands Ballets website: grandsballets.com. Also, follow us on
Facebook to have access to all the important information.

Information:
Patricia Gelinas
Artistic Coordinator
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
514 849-8681, ext. 243 / pgelinas@grandsballets.com
grandsballets.com

Thursday, September 12 (Les Grands Ballets’ studios, 4816 Rivard Street, Montréal)
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. Matriochkas

girls aged 15 and over, measuring 1.52 m (5 ft) and over
(please bring your character shoes)
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Black sheep
girls aged 12 and over, measuring 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in) to 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
7:15 – 8:45 p.m. Orientals and Reindeer
girls aged 12 and over, measuring 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in) to 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

Friday, September 13 (Les Grands Ballets’ studios, 4816 Rivard Street, Montréal)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Angels

girls aged 13 and over, measuring 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) to 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Rats
girls and boys aged 14 and over, measuring 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) and over

Saturday, September 14 (auditorium of the Collège Jean-Eudes, 3535, Rosemont Boul., Montréal)
10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Children at the Party (girls) and Clara

girls aged 9 to 11
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. White sheep
girls aged 9 to 11
1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Children at the party (boys) and Fritz
boys aged 9 to 13
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Mice
girls and boys aged 7 to 9, preferably under 1.20 m (3 ft 9 in)

Sunday, September 15 (École de danse de Québec, 310, Langelier Boulevard, Québec City))
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Mice

girls and boys aged 7 to 9, preferably under 1 m (3 ft 3 in)
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Matriochkas
girls aged 15 and over, measuring 1.52 m (5 ft) and over
(please bring your character shoes)
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Orientals and Reindeer
girls aged 12 and over, measuring 1.54 m (5 ft 1 in) to 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Angels
girls aged 13 and over, measuring 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) to 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Rats
girls and boys aged 14 and over, measuring 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) and over

THE NUTCRACKER 2013 PERFORMANCES AT SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER, PLACE DES ARTS, MONTRÉAL


December 12 (m), 14 (m + s), 15 (m), 19 (s), 20 (s), 21 (m + s), 22 (m + s), 26 (s), 27 (m), 28 (m + s),
29 (m) and 30 (m). Matinée (m) performances take place at 2 p.m., evening (e) performances at 7:30 p.m.

Click on the links below to download the rehearsal schedules for the month of:
Septembre
Octobre
Novembre
Décenbre

AT THE GRAND THÉÂTRE DE QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC


December 5 (s), 6 (s), 7 (m + s) and 8 (m + s).
Matinée (m) performances take place at 2 p.m., evening (e) performances at 7:30 p.m.
Media contact
Sheila Skaiem
Conseillère, communications
514 849-8681 poste 239
sskaiem@grandsballets.com