Nutcracker Auditions Sceduled

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SEASIDE®, Fla. (, Sept. 21, 2016 – The holiday town of Seaside is calling Northwest Florida area dancers, ages 8-18, to audition for the 5th Annual SEASIDE® Nutcracker. Auditions will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seaside Assembly Hall located across the lawn from the Seaside Neighborhood School (168 Smolian Circle, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459). Dancers wanting to audition can download the Nutcracker Audition Form at and should email the completed form to and bring the form to auditions, Sunday, October 2, from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Seaside Assembly Hall.

The Seaside Nutcracker will be directed and choreographed by Ballet Pensacola’s renowned artistic director Richard Steinert. Seleta Howard, Seaside Nutcracker ballet mistress, will be conducting rehearsals each Thursday from 4-5 p.m. until the performance. A rehearsal schedule will be made available at auditions and all rehearsals are required.

The one-time performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in Seaside is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016, and will feature Acts I & II. The performance is free and open to the public.

A costume rental fee and pre-registration is required. Applicants wanting to reserve a spot for auditions should email by Friday, Sept. 30.

Photos, quotes and interviews are available upon request. For more information about Seaside, please visit


About Seaside

Seaside, built on 80 acres on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, is located on South Walton County’s Hwy. 30-A. Acclaimed world-wide as one of the iconic examples of New Urbanism, Seaside offers a thriving town center with shopping and dining, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages and offices. Consisting of more than 400 homes, many of them vacation rentals, the community offers 17 restaurants and eateries, and 37 shops, galleries and services.

Seaside is currently being featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Emeril’s Florida,” was named “2015 Best Family Beach” from the Travel Channel, was recently named the “Best Beach on Earth” for families by Travel + Leisure magazine and included in USA Today’s “Top 10 Best Beach Towns in Florida (2013) by “Dr. Beach.” The holiday town was also the primary filming location of the classic movie “The Truman Show.”

Seaside is a prominent topic in architectural schools and housing-industry magazines, is visited by design professionals from throughout the United States, and is included in the American Institute of Architects (Florida chapter) list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years 100 Places.


Lori Leath Smith

Director of Public Relations and Marketing

SEASIDE Community Development Corp.

P.O. Box 4730 | Seaside, FL  32459

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