City Ballet of San Diego to hold ‘Nutcracker’ auditions for children, teens

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City Ballet of San Diego, based in Pacific Beach, is holding auditions for its 29th annual performances of “The Nutcracker.”

All young dancers, ages 6 to 18, are invited to audition for this holiday favorite that will be presented at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. There will be six performances — 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 23.

Register for auditions by Friday, Sept. 15. The form is at Auditions will be held at City Ballet School, 941 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach at 3 p.m. for ages 6 to 8, 4 p.m. for ages 9-12 and 5 p.m. for ages 13 and up.

The performance fee is $250, or $150 if parents volunteer backstage. For questions, email