Thursday September 13, 2012

The Albany Berkshire Ballet is holding open auditions for its 2012 annual Nutcracker tour of the Northeast.

The Pittsfield auditions will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Cantarella School of Dance, 116 Fenn St.

Auditions are open to all local boys and girls age 4 and up. Audition times are age-based: Ages 4-5 at 10 a.m.; ages 6-8 at 11 a.m.; ages 9 and up at 1 p.m. The audition fee is $15.

The Nutcracker tour will run from Nov. 18 to Dec. 16. Performances will take place in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Andover, Springfield, Albany, N.Y., and Burlington, Vt.

Information: (413) 445-5382, email at or visit