The Fox Valley Nutcracker

Fox Valley Ballet proudly presents The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition.

Congratulations and Thank You For Auditioning

We would like to offer our thanks to everyone who attended the open auditions for the upcoming 2017 rendition of The Fox Valley Nutcracker.  We are very excited to announce the cast for this year's production.  The show would not be possible without each and every one of you and we look forward to creating the show with you.  As a reminder, rehearsals will begin August 27th with a mandatory orientation meeting.  The cast member and at least one parent must attend.  


  • Non-refundable participation fee of $280 per participant to assist with production costs including costumes, choreographers, venue rental, etc. Participation fee due by the first rehearsal on Sunday, August 27, or cast member will not be allowed in rehearsal. 
  • Participation fee discounts are available for families with 2 or more participants.  Dads Dance Free discount for adult male roles.
  • Students participating must be enrolled in at least one ballet class at an approved dance school.
  • Mandatory orientation meeting on Sunday, August 27 at 12:00 pm. Participant and at least one parent/guardian must attend or will not be eligible to participate.
  • ALL REHEARSALS ARE MANDATORY.  Please DO NOT audition if you cannot commit to the rehearsals and performance dates.  Participants may not be required for every Sunday or for the entire rehearsal but we do ask that they hold the day for rehearsals if called.
    • Rehearsals begin Sunday, August 27 at A Step Above Dance Academy in Batavia, IL.  
    • Rehearsals will be on Sundays between 12:00 pm and 6:00pm and some Friday evenings for soloists.  Times may vary depending on the role.
    • There will be no rehearsal Sunday, September 3.
    • Tech/Dress Rehearsals will be November 20-22 & 24 at The Batavia Fine Arts Centre in Batavia, IL.  Times to be provided during orientation.
    • Performances will be November 25th at 2pm & 7pm and November 26th at 2pm at The Batavia Fine Arts Centre in Batavia, IL.
  • Weekly rehearsal schedules will be posted at  Schedules are typically posted prior to the first week of the month.