Ruth Page's "The Nutcracker" - Children's Audition

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Audition for the 2022 production of Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker!


| The quintessential holiday and family classic returns in 2022. Audition to be part of this annual tradition! |

Auditions will be held in Studio 1 of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts - 1016 N Dearborn St


Children's Audition

When: Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00pm; Registration at 10:30am

Where: Studio 1 of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts - 1016 N Dearborn St

This audition is for dancers of all levels, ages 7-13 at time of audition. The youngest dancers will be released at approximately 12:00p. Older dancers should plan to stay for the entire audition.

Dancers should be in appropriate ballet attire - tights, leotards, and ballet slippers. No headshot nor résumé required. Register HERE!


Open Beginner and Intermediate Classes will be held at the Ruth Page School of Dance in preparation for the audition, from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, August 22 - August 26, 2022. Register here for "Back to Nutcracker" classes! Cost: $20 per class, or all 5 classes for $90!


Rehearsals: Saturday afternoons beginning September 10th

Please note that there will be mandatory full cast rehearsals on November 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th.


Performances: We have in-person performances planned at TWO locations for the 2022 season!

  • December 3rd & 4th at Northeastern Illinois University
  • December 17th at College of Lake County - Grayslake, IL (not all members of the children’s cast will travel to Grayslake)
There is potential for an additional performance location to be added the weekend of December 9th.

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Be a part of history – Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker is Chicago’s oldest Nutcracker production! Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theater from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates Ruth Page’s iconic and beloved original full-length staging.


Running Time
4 Hours
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Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543