Auditions for young 'Nutcracker' hopefuls

September 18, 2011 11:20:24 AM PDT
Hundreds of young dancers from Chicago and surrounding areas were trying out Sunday for a role in a holiday stage favorite.

The Joffrey Ballet's production of The Nutcracker returns to the Auditorium Theatre in December, and children ages 9 to 14 years old could audition for a part Sunday.

Try-outs for The Nutcracker were scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Joffrey Tower at 10 East Randolph in downtown Chicago.