Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MCA to hold auditions for ‘The Nutcracker’

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will hold auditions for its holiday production of “The Nutcracker” on Thursday, Sept. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th St.

“The Nutcracker” will be performed at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. “The Nutcracker” tells the timeless tale of Clara as she is taken into a magical world filled with dancing candy, daring sword fights, and beautiful fairies.

There are numerous ways to be involved in this production, from under the spotlight to behind the scenes. Roles are available for actors, dancers, and community members. Children older than 5 and adults with all levels of experience are welcome. MCA’s WAYS youth choir will be featured in this production as well.

 For more information, go online to, e-mail, “like” them on Facebook, or call (507) 453-5500. Auditions are free and open to the public!

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.