Apart from anything else, this is a great way of getting publicity. NUTCRACKER HOPEFULS: LOCAL BALLET STUDENTS AUDITION FOR 'NUTCRACKER SUITE'
BY BRIAN PEACH for THE SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN
CARBONDALE -- Parents such as Herb and Mary Voss waited in anticipation as their sons and daughters tried out for the Moscow Ballet Monday.
A total of 36 girls and three boys, aged 7 to 18, were among the local youth vying for roles as mice, angels, snow flakes or other dance roles in the upcoming production of "The Great Russian Nutcracker." The performance is on a national tour that consists of 66 shows, and it will be presented at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 25.
Mary said her daughter, Abby, 13, has been dancing for nine years and loves it. She has been in large productions with professionals before, but her parents said she still gets anxious during an audition. click for more