The Community Nutcracker

December 7, 8, 9 2023

Thursday 7:30 PM

Friday 7:30 PM

Saturday 2:00 PM Matinee

Saturday 7:30 PM

CVHS Auditorium

Canyon View High School Auditorium, Cedar City, UT

Presented by CVHS and Community


Community Nutcracker 2023 Audition Information

Read this information carefully and then fill out the audition sign up form at the bottom of this page.
If there are multiple family members auditioning, please fill out one form for each dancer planning to audition.
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

Please look over the rehearsal schedule for times and dates that rehearsals will be on. Most rehearsals will be within the time frame of 6-9 pm. Different groups/parts will be assigned different times and days. Not everyone will be called for a rehearsal each week. Most dancers will be called once a week, depending on part(s). Rehearsals will not begin until September with a possibility of starting main characters sooner. (We have to work around many groups and activities for practice and available space.)


When filling out the Audition Sign Up form, please list any conflicts that might fall on a rehearsal day and time. If you are not able to attend a time frame on a rehearsal day (such as a dance class from 6-7 pm but could come from 7-9 pm) or not able to attend on a certain date at all, indicate that in conflicts.

Audition Attire

Leotard and ballet slippers & pointe shoes (for pointe audition) or tight fitting clothing and non-slip socks. Boys/Men: t-shirt and sweats are fine.

Performance Dates

Nutcracker week is Dec. 4-9, shows on Dec. 7, 8 & 9. Dates are in red.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Days- Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday within the time frame of 6-9 pm starting in September.


August Dates 29, 30 & 31 are possible days for main character rehearsals.


September dates: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28


October dates: 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26


November dates: 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15- Put Full Act 1 together with a photoshoot in costume.

16- rehearsal with OSU for a few dancers/ not full cast (no rehearsal for others)

—–No Rehearsals Thanksgiving week—–

27- No rehearsal, load into theater

28- Lighting/Tech crew / Spacing rehearsal day- Each group will be assigned a time slot

29- Combined Full show rehearsal in costume Act 1 & Act 2 with a photoshoot, also rehearsal with OSU for a few dancers.

30- tech day and/or run of Show and show with OSU for a few dancers.


December Dates: Show Week (I understand that some studios also have shows this week, this is why I do 2 dress rehearsals. If you need to miss one rehearsal, you can still make it to the other one.)

Monday, 4- Lighting rehearsal, cue to cue no dancers/ run show with dancers if needed

Tuesday, 5- Dress rehearsal 1: Full run in costume

Wednesday, 6- Dress rehearsal 2: Full run in costume

Thursday, 7- Act 1 matinees for schools and full show - LONG DAY!! Three showings- We will have two matinee performances for schools on Dec. 7th @ 10:00a.m and 1:00pm, Act 1 only. Call time will be at 9am. We will have a lunch break between school showings and a dinner break before Evening show/ opening night. Evening full show @ 7:30 pm.

Friday, 8- Evening full show @ 7:30 pm.

Saturday, 9- Two showings- We will have a full matinee performance @ 2:00pm We will have a dinner break before Evening show/ closing night. Evening full show @ 7:30 pm.