Arts and Entertainment|September 6, 2012 2:42 am

Audition opportunities for kids at USCB: ‘Annie, Jr’ and ‘The Nutcracker’

Beaufort Children’s Theatre announces auditions for “Annie, Jr.” have been set for Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12, at USCB Center for the Arts. Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.
In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Production dates for “Annie, Jr.” have been set for November  16-18 at the USCB Center for the Arts.
If you are interested in auditioning, please arrive 15 minutes before the audition time to complete the registration information. Please bring a non-returnable recent photograph of the person auditioning. No experience is required, only a positive attitude.
Specific audition dates and times:
• September 11: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., ages 6-9; 6:30 – 8 p.m., ages 10-12.
• September 12: 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., ages 13-18; Call backs 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions for its upcoming Beaufort production of Nutcracker on Sunday, September 23, beginning at 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts.
Audition times are:
• 2 to 2:45 p.m. — Male and female dancers ages 4 to 6
• 2:45 to 3:30  p.m. — Male and female dancers ages 7 to 10
• 3:30 – 4:15  p.m. — Male and female dancers ages 11 and up.
There is an audition fee of $15.
Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over two years.)
Ladies: Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow. Gentlemen: White leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes.
The performance will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 803-799-7605 or 800-899-7408.

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