Nutcracker roles

​​​Roles are cast according to age, skill level, and production needs. Use the information below as a guide to complete the sign up form. Still unsure about when to sign up? Email us

Ages 5-7: mice 

Ages 8-12: Clara*, party kids*, mirlitons, gingerbreads, nutcracker prince, nutcracker doll, Chinese 

*Maximum height of 50 inches

Ages 12+: angels, rats, rat king, soldiers

Age 16+, dance training not necessary: party parents, Drosselmeyer, Mother Ginger

Advanced Level Dancers: Snowflakes, flowers, Harlequin, ballerina doll, Moor, snow queen, Spanish, Arabian, Russian, dew drop fairy, sugar plum fairy (Bring pointe shoes. Note: Some solo roles will require extra hours of rehearsal time during the week, in addition to weekend rehearsals.)

Production information

Please complete the form below. Y​our answers to questions about age, dance experience, and size help us run auditions as efficiently as possible. While you may express interest in specific roles, please remember that casting is based on production needs. 

Rehearsals will be on weekends from Sept. 29 to Dec. 8; Saturdays in Mineral Point and Sundays in Platteville.
Only two absences from rehearsals will be allowed. Performers must be available for all performances and dress rehearsals. 

Dress Rehearsals will be the week of Dec. 9-13 at the Opera House.

Public performances: Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2:30 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2:30 pm

School performances: Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 13; 9:45 am and 12:30 pm each day

All performances will be held at the Mineral Point Opera House.

There is no cost to be in the show, but performers will be invited to participate in our fundraisers to help defray costs.

Questions? Please email

Nutcracker 2018 auditions

Sign up to audition

Auditions are open to performers and dancers of all skill levels.

​​ We look forward to sharing this journey with you!

Mineral Point auditions, Sept. 8-9

High Barre, 26 High St.
Platteville auditions, Sept. 15

Southwest Academy of Ballet Arts, 70 N. Oak St.