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Springfield, Missouri


Springfield Ballet produces two ballets each season, including Springfield’s original production of The Nutcracker each December. The Ballet also performs a production each spring. All productions are performed at the historic Landers Theatre. Past repertoire includes Little Red Riding Hood, Peter & the Wolf, Peter Rabbit & Other Tales by Beatrix Potter, Snow White, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Sylph Dreams and Moonscapes, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, La Fille Mal Gardee, La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Act II, Pas de Quatre, and The Firebird, as well as several original contemporary ballets. Through community support and grants, Springfield Ballet is able to contract professional guest artists and companies to enhance their performances.

Springfield Ballet has also produced children’s series productions. These productions are intended for the youngest of performers and audiences. They are age appropriate, creative, and provide a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to experience the performing arts. Past children’s series productions include Peter Rabbit, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Tortoise and the Hare, Peter and the Wolf, The Little Red Hen, Gingerbread Boy, Little Red Riding Hood, The Night Before Christmas, The Princess and the Pea, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

All productions are cast by audition only and all auditions are open to the entire community.

2018-2019 Season Auditions

The Nutcracker 2018 Auditions:

The Nutcracker 2018 Audition Information Packet

Audition is open to age 5 and up*
ALL students who audition must be enrolled in dance technique classes (not necessarily at Springfield Ballet)
*Five year olds must be five by August 1, 2018.

Make-up auditions are scheduled on a per case basis. Contact Ashley Paige Romines at 417.862.1343 or by August 29, 2018.
The Nutcracker 2018 Audition Flyer

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Auditions for ages 11+ (en pointe)
MANDATORY Parent/Performer Meeting | 7:10-8:00pm
Auditions for ages 11+ (en pointe) | 7:45-9:30pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Auditions for ages 5+ (NOT en pointe)
MANDATORY Parent/Performer Meeting | 12:30-1:45pm
(for participants new to a Springfield Ballet production)
MANDATORY Parent/Performer Meeting | 12:50-1:45pm
(for returning participants)
Auditions for ages 5-6 | 1:30-2:15pm
Auditions for ages 7-9 | 2:15-3:30pm
Auditions for ages 10+ (not en pointe) | 3:30-5:15pm

For more information, call Springfield Ballet at 417.862.1343
or e-mail Artistic Director Ashley Paige Romines at