Auditions to Be Held October 7 for Inner City Nutcracker.BATON ROUGE Baton Rouge (băt`ən rzh) [Fr.,=red stick], city (1990 pop. 219,531), state capital and seat of East Baton Rouge parish, SE La. , La., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ --
Hundreds of kids will vie for the chance to perform in a condensed version of the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" when they participate on Saturday, October 7, in free and open auditions.
Auditions will be held at 2 p.m. at the Dr. Leo Leo, in astronomy
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The Inner City Nutcracker, presented by the Mid City Dance Project, Inc., will give inner city and other underserved youths, as well as special needs youths, what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on stage. First presented in 1994 by Renee Chatelain and Cecile LeMoine Bankston, this annual project is a condensed version of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Adults and children involved in the project participate at no cost, and performances are free and open to the public.
This year's Inner City Nutcracker will be presented on December 2 and 3, 2000. Donations of a can of food for the Baton Rouge Food Bank are asked in lieu of an admission fee.
The purpose of the project is to provide arts awareness to inner city youth. Many of the children and adults in this production have had no previous dance experience, but share this event with more experienced dancers in the Baton Rouge Area who volunteer to participate in the production.
Mid City Dance Project, Inc., is a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. whose mission is to provide a performance opportunity through dance and theatrical productions for inner city youth in the Baton Rouge area. Mid City Dance Project, co- directed by Renee Chatelain and Cecile LeMoine Bankston, has also performed an original production of Peter Pan and has provided summer dance workshops for children at the Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center.
Renee Chatelain is a teacher at Episcopal High School Episcopal High School is a common name for high schools affiliated with the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, including:
Contact: Laura Keller of Mid City Dance Project, Inc., 225-231-1244.