Auditions Sept. 10 for THE NUTCRACKER

The Players “Foundations” will hold auditions for our annual holiday show, The Nutcracker’s Adventure, on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 9:30am to noon, at Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, 73 Charles Avenue, Middlebury 05753. Register 9:00-9:30am.

Featuring Tchaikovsky’s well-known holiday music, this play will be a fun musical dramatic portrayal of the story. The cast calls for children ages 7-17, as well as two men and two women. (Parents, come and play with your kids!) All will learn a song and a dance. Also be prepared to show off “special” talents like gymnastics, tumbling, juggling — any fun skill you may have! Those auditioning for a lead will read from a script. No preparation needed. NOTE: Children must be 7 years old by October 1 to audition. All children who audition will be cast.

See previous post HERE for a description of the show.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 13, 6:00-8:00pm, and will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Additional rehearsal time will be needed as opening night nears. The show will run for three performances from December 2-4 during the “Very Merry Middlebury Weekend” at Middlebury Union High School Auditorium.

The show is written and directed by Sarah Stone, choreographed by Nancy Wollum and produced by Mary Longey. The goal of MCP Foundations is to give lots of children and their families an introductory theater experience in performance, stagecraft, backstage and technical skills. This is an opportunity to be on stage or back stage without previous experience! So if you’d like to run a spotlight or work on the backstage crew, please let us know.

Questions? Contact Director Sarah Stone at
or Producer Mary Longey at