Auditions for Children's Cast of the Nutcracker on Sun Sept 18

Kids age 7-15 Invited to Audition for the Nutcracker at Walton Arts Center

By Walton Arts Center September 14, 2022

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Sept. 12, 2022 – Children interested in performing in Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Walton Arts Center can audition for a spot in the children’s cast this Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 6 pm in Starr Theater.

This is the opportunity of a lifetime, performing on the Walton Arts Center stage accompanied by Canada’s finest dancers with all the beautiful scenery and costumes you’ve come to expect in this stunning presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet. Relive Clara’s Christmas fantasy with familiar, endearing scenes and a few unique twists. Watch with delight as toys come to life, the Sugar Plum Fairy spreads her magic and valiant Nutcracker helps Clara defeat the evil Mouse King. The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy.

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is casting for the roles of Dieter, party children, Mounties, mice, angels, polar bears and reindeer. To audition, children must meet the following requirements:

Age: 7 to 15 years old (as of Dec. 31, 2022)

Height: Dancers must be between 3’-8” and 5’-3”

Dance Attire for Audition

Girls- Bodysuit (any solid color), tights, ballet slippers, hair in neat bun and no jewelry

Boys- White shirt/bodysuit, black shorts or tights, ballet slippers, neat hair

Children must be present when handing in the audition registration to verify height requirements and a current photograph will be required to register for the audition. Headshots or school photos are acceptable.

Children who are cast must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to perform.

Auditions - Sunday, Sept. 18:

1 to 2:15 pm: Registration for all auditioning students in Starr Theater

2:30 to 3:45 pm: Audition class for children 7 to 8 years old

4 to 5:45 pm: Audition class for children 9 years and older

Tickets are on sale now for performances of The Nutcracker are 7 pm Friday, Nov. 25, 2 and 7 pm on Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 pm in Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall. Tickets range from $20 to $53 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Detailed information about role demands, rehearsal schedules and audition requirements for Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker can be found here.