BBT Nutcracker


Nutcracker @ the Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake

Downloadable Audition Form: Nutcracker 2018 Audition Form


Auditions are finally here for our 2018 production of the Nutcracker

July 27th 12:30-2:30 Int 2 – BBT

August 3th 12:30-2:30 Int 1 – BBT

Sunday August 26, 2018 Open Auditions plus Levels 2 & 3

  • (NEW ROLE!!!) 3-4 year olds: 11:00-11:30am
  • 5-6 year olds: 11:30-12:00pm
  • 7-8 year olds and Level 2: 12:00-12:30pm
  • 9-12 year olds and Level 3: 12:30-1:00pm
  • 13 years old and up: 1:00-1:30pm
  • Boys ages 5+: 1:30-2:00pm

Each year, the Berkshire Ballet Theatre, in conjunction with the Summers Academy of Dance, presents “The Nutcracker” at the Raue Center for the Arts in downtown Crystal Lake, IL.  Building on the success from last year’s almost entirely brand new Nutcracker with the addition of several new and exciting characters that our audience simply fell in love with, we are anticipating an equally if not bigger and better production this year! This spectacular production involves dancers from both our instructional and dance company programs, as well as guest artists from renowned dance companies and theatre companies throughout the United States.  The cast includes over 100 performers ranging in age from 5 to adult.

 For tickets visit

The Raue Center for the Arts Box Office


 Auditions for The Nutcracker are held in the summer.

Non-dancers are invited to audition and be a part of our party scene, including younger boys and adults. Dancers may audition once they are ready to attend kindergarten.  Once cast in the performance, dancers will take a ballet technique class as well as a rotational class.  Rehearsals will be held at the Summers Academy of Dance beginning in the fall.