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Auditions for "The Nutcracker Dream" at The Emelin Theatre

Auditions for "The Nutcracker Dream" at The Emelin Theatre


The Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts
153 Library Lane
Mamaroneck, NY 10543


Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am



Call for September Auditions
Boys and girls aged 10-17, with 3+ years of ballet training
Saturday, September 28 from 10am to 1:30pm.

At the Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts

153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543


Candidates should have intermediate to advanced ballet technique, clean lines and the ability to take corrections and directions quickly. To pre-register for the audition, please call (646) 753-0457 or write to info@balletdesameriques.com with “Nutcracker Dream Audition” in the subject line.


Carole Alexis’

Nutcracker Dream

at the Emelin Theatre

Holiday 2019: Eight (8) Performances

Sunday, December 15 @ 2PM & 5PM

Saturday, December 21 @ 3PM & 7PM

Sunday, December 22 @ 2PM & 5PM

Saturday, December 28 @ 2PM & 5PM

ALL TICKETS: $25/$20


Last season’s premiere of Nutcracker Dream at the Emelin Theatre was such a phenomenal success – garnering rousing applause in four sold-out performances – that this coming season the Emelin Theatre and Ballet des Amériques will double the number of performances.

Inspired by the work of Marius Petipa and Rudolf Nureyev, Alexis’ Nutcracker Dream is a one-hour family friendly adaptation of America’s seasonal favorite. Professional dancers from Ballet des Amériques perform the featured roles of the ballet, while additional roles will be cast by audition Saturday, September 28 from 10am to 1:30pm at the Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The Emelin Theatre is thrilled to bring this professional adaptation of the beloved ballet into its second season for the enjoyment of family audiences throughout Westchester. As the Emelin’s Executive Director Elliot Fox, explains, “I am truly proud of the collaboration we established with Ballet des Amériques last year and look forward to continuing our work together. Nutcracker Dream is a beautiful interpretation of a classic work that delighted audiences with its artistry and storytelling.  We are adding more performances this year and I can’t wait to share it again with our families and patrons during the holiday season.”

Carole Alexis, for her part, explains that her interest in creating Nutcracker Dream is to bring families and friends together around the essence of what the story represents, namely, the beautiful balance between Marie’s childhood playfulness and her coming of age in the midst of her own circle of family and friends – an objective that dovetails nicely with the Emelin’s programming.

Under the directorship of French-American choreographer Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques, has been staging productions at the Emelin Theatre since 2012. Proclaimed “Westchester’s Premier Dance Company” by the County Executive and recently voted “Best Ballet Company” by the editors of Westchester Magazine, Ballet des Amériques is committed to developing inclusive dance audiences through choreography and performances of the highest quality. Ballet des Amériques is proud to take its Nutcracker Dream on international tour following the productions at the Emelin.

The Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts has been bringing exciting and diverse performing arts to Westchester for over 45 years, offering a broad spectrum of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes, attracting audiences from Westchester County and beyond. The Emelin presents world class music of all genres, dance, comedy, and independent film in addition to its family programs.

For more information about the Emelin’s 2019-20 season, please visit www.emelin.org.


Tickets for Nutcracker Dream are available at www.emelin.org or by calling the Emelin Box office at 914.698.0098. Summer Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday from 1-6pm.

To schedule an audition, call 646.753.0457 or email info@balletdesameriques.com



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