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2013 Peter Pan
Youth Cast Audition FAQs

Nashville Ballet is excited to offer our students at School of Nashville Ballet unique opportunities to perform on stage alongside the professional dancers of Nashville Ballet. These smaller youth casts are designed to give our students performance experience in special roles designed for them. It is also a great opportunity to prepare them for the larger Nashville’s Nutcracker youth cast. 

What to expect at the audition?
Children will be taught a series of age appropriate movements from various based on the curriculum from their SNB classes. Children will be evaluated on their ability to learn and execute these steps. The atmosphere of our audition is light and fun, as we know the children are usually nervous and it is often their first time auditioning.

What is the appropriate audition attire and behavior?
Since this audition is for students of School of Nashville, they should audition in their school uniform. Children auditioning should be quiet and attentive during the entire audition. NO chewing gum will be allowed.

How and when do we find out if my child has been cast?
All children will receive a letter of notification informing them of whether or not they received a role. Letters will be mailed on Friday August 30th.

REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES:


When do rehearsals begin and what is the schedule?
Costume fittings and rehearsals will begin the week of September 9th and will continue every week until the performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled within the company’s rehearsal day between the hours of 4:00 p.m.and 6:00 p.m. A complete schedule will be mailed with the acceptance letters.

Will there be rehearsals during my child’s Fall Break?
Yes, please plan accordingly. If you have a trip planned already please do not audition.

When are the performances?
The youth cast will participate in theater rehearsals at TPAC Tuesday, October 15th through Thursday, October 17th and the four performances of Peter Pan:
Friday, October 18        7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 19    2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 20      2 p.m.

How much of a time commitment will performing with a professional company be for me and my child?
Children that receive a role in Peter Pan will be committed to rehearsals from the weeks of September 9th through the performances. All rehearsals and performances are mandatory. There are no conflicts allowed and absences will result in dismissal from the production. ILLNESS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE ABSENCE.

We are planning a family trip that would fall on the same day as a rehearsal or performance. Can my child still participate?
NO, if you have a family conflict (wedding, anniversary, reunion) with a rehearsal, you should consider NOT auditioning for the youth cast. If you do decide to audition, be prepared to arrange for your child to attend rehearsal. Remember, ILLNESS IS THE ONLY ALLOWABLE ABSENCE. If you have any questions that were not answered above, please contact Allison Zamorski by calling 615-297-2966 x31, or by email at azamorski@nashvilleballet.com.