With much excitement, Ballet Wichita announces that its 2023 Ballet in the Park production will be A Fairy’s Tale, an original work created by David Justin!
A Fairy’s Tale follows the misadventures of a young girl destined to find true love and gain her wings. Born of magic, tragically lost, and determined to find her own way in the world; audiences will delight in the comedic telling of this story based on works by Hans Christian Anderson.
Auditions for A Fairy’s Tale will be held on April 15, 2023 at Ballet Wichita, 1600 W Douglas Ave. We expect to perform this amazing show for local communities the weekends of September 14-17 and September 21-24. Dancers will need to be available for both weekends to be considered for roles in this production.
Types of Roles Available
There are both pointe and non pointe roles in this production. If you want to be considered for a pointe role, you must audition en pointe. Please keep in mind there are limited pointe roles in this production.
There will also be limited adult character roles. Please email Katie Andrusak, email@example.com, to let her know of your desire to be considered for one of those character roles. Auditioning will not be required for those roles.
Audition Form Information
The Audition Form is below! Please make sure to fill it out in its entirety. Part of the audition form will include dancer availability each day of the week. We know all of our dancers have busy schedules with their studios and academics. We will use this information to create our rehearsal schedule to be as accommodating as we can be. While we cannot guarantee that we can work with everyone’s conflicts we will do our best to try!
Audition Qualifications and Times
Dancers must be entering 7th grade in the Fall of 2023 or older to audition for this production.
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm– Auditions for 7th, 8th and 9th graders
4:15 pm-5:45 pm– Auditions for 10th graders through adults not seeking character roles.
April 20, 2023– A Fairy’s Tale Casting Offers Sent Out
April 23, 2023– Role Acceptance Due
April 27-June 3, 2023– Certain roles will being rehearsals
August 12- September 14– All roles will rehearse
Auditions will be taught by David Justin as a master class. There will be a $20.00 audition fee to be paid prior to your audition time on April 15, 2023.
There will also be a production fee of $100. Payment plans can be arranged.
If you are not available to attend the April 15th audition date, please send a single link containing the following:
• A headshot photograph
• An arabesque/tendu a la second photo
• 5 to 10 minute video of classical ballet barre and center combinations (optional inclusion: performance/rehearsal material). If you want to be considered for a pointe role these videos need to include combinations en pointe.
• Contact information: email, phone, name, name of audition individual, and information for us to stay in contact with you. You will need to fill out the audition form and choose Video Audition for your audition time.
(Dropbox, Hightail, Google Drive and other software platforms are free to use and could help with digital submissions)
Looking forward to seeing you all at auditions!