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 Coppélia, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter & the Wolf, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Romeo and Juliet, 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 were intended for the youngest of performers and audiences. They were 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.
2022-2023 Season Auditions
The Nutcracker 2022
Congratulations to the dancers, age 5 and up, who are cast in this
year's production! These performers are excited to be a part of the
region's annual presentation of this holiday tradition!
The Nutcracker 2022 Cast List
The Wizard of Oz 2023
Auditions, open to age 5 and up, will take place January 19-21, 2023. (Dancers must be five by August 1, 2022.) More details TBA.
All auditions will be held at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway.
For more information, call Springfield Ballet at 417.862.1343.