Young dancers from area studios are invited to open auditions Aug. 27 to perform alongside 40 Russian pros in the Great Russian Nutcracker. The auditions, which start at 3 p.m. at 1840 E. Warner Road #132, will be conducted by Moscow Ballet soloist Nataliya Miroshynk, who will train the dancers, ages 7-16, for several days.
Those accepted will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Comerica Theatre on Dec. 20. Applicants must have dance training, dress in dance attire and may bring Pointe shoes. Information: Call Wanda Manville at (480) 820-0795 or visit www.nutcracker.com/Audition_Dates.