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Utah Valley Civic Ballet sets `Nutcracker' tryouts next weekend

The Utah Valley Civic Ballet Company is holding auditions for their production of "The Nutcracker" Friday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Boothe Brothers, 135 N. Main.

Friday auditions are reserved for dancers 12 and older who have had three or more years of ballet experience. Saturday is for dancers 10-14 years old with less than three years of dance experience. It is also for actors of all ages, especially boys and girls ages 8-12, a gentleman to play the godfather, Drosselmeyer, and other acting positions.Actors are asked to come prepared with a one-minute presentation (without words) to demonstrate acting ability. The company is also looking for male folk or ballroom dancers.

The ballet company also needs people willing to help with costume design and construction. For more information call Karl and Ana Lisa Hale at 371-2751 or by e-mail at hale@aliveonline.com, or Eileen Phelps at 224-8298.