Ballet Nebraska casts 105 youth roles for ‘The Nutcracker’

OMAHA, NE – July 20, 2017 — Three days of student auditions resulted in the casting of 105 students for Ballet Nebraska’s production of the holiday favorite The Nutcracker. Joining the youth dancers are selected youth singers for the North Wind Chorus.

Artistic director Erika Overturff and the ballet’s costume staff and volunteers conducted fittings for the youth cast over several days following auditions.

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Holding auditions in July for The Nutcracker has worked out well for the company.

“We appreciate the extra couple of months to work on the beautiful costumes for our large cast of student dancers,” says Overturff. “I like to add special details and updates to our production that keep it unique and fresh each season.”

The Nutcracker continues its holiday tradition in Omaha with a three-show run at the Orpheum Theater December 2 and 3, with a special pre-Thanksgiving matinee performance at the Arts Center at Iowa Western in Council Bluffs on Nov. 19.

Ballet Nebraska will debut its eighth season with Momentum: Fosse Style! — featuring the work of guest choreographer and Broadway superstar, Ann Reinking —  at Joslyn Art Museum on October 20 and Arts Center on Oct. 22.

Season tickets are on sale now.

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