Hundreds audition for 'The Nutcracker'

Hundreds audition for 'The Nutcracker'

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Louisville Ballet is already preparing for this year's production of 'The Nutcracker.'

On Sunday, over 100 hopeful children auditioned for show, Last year, audition were opened to the public for the first time since 2009 and it can be a stressful experience.

"It does feel nerve raking, because a lot of people are looking for the same roll and looking for the same thing as you are," said Gracie Carrigan, who auditioned. "I'm nervous before and after, but while just doing it, having fun and making the most of it."

It will be two weeks before the hopefuls will find out if they aced the audition.

'The Nutcracker' has been performed every holiday season in Louisville for over 50 years. It will run this year from December 6 through the 21.

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