Land of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker Seeks Dancers

Verlaine and McCann Present

About the project and the company


Producers of “Spectacles of Ecdysiastic Pageantry” Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann are casting for their 2023 season of Land of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker.  (Rehearsals October 6-November 30 Performances December 1-28)


Location of Audition

Seattle Movement Arts Center 1223 E. Cherry Street Suite C120 Seattle WA 98122

Other details

Land of The Sweets includes elements of burlesque, ballet, musical theater, and vaudeville. We seek to cast various ensemble and understudy roles in the productions.

This is a paid, contract employment opportunity. Show pay will be no lower than $100 per show performed, plus rehearsal stipend and audience gratuities.

The production seeks to employ persons with strong dance and theater backgrounds. We welcome dancers well-versed in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Striptease, Mime (not all roles require all skill sets and in an effort to expand the show’s material, there will be a time to showcase additional skills at the end of the audition).

The creative team of Land of The Sweets is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and encourage individuals with various backgrounds to apply for the roles available. We warmly welcome applications from adult humans of all ages, sizes, genders and ethnic backgrounds. Our aim is to embody the spirit of “Peace, Love and Glamour” and would love to have as many types of humans echoing this statement as possible, please consider joining us.

Most, but not all roles call for lighthearted, glamorous and tasteful nudity. When such aspects are involved, performers wear glittering pasties and g-strings.

Audition requirements

Dancewear and character shoes are preferred. You will learn combinations from the production, taught by current company members: arrive warm and ready to dance. Please bring pointe or tap shoes if you are strong in those areas. There will be time at the end of the audition to showcase those skills

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Audition/Interview dates

Aug 16 2023 6-9pm

Pay type

Contract (union or other)

Audition location

Seattle Washington

Pay type

$100/show $100/show

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

August 17 2023 6-8pm

Submission instructions

Submit headshot, vaccination card, and resume to  by Monday August 14. **If you are unable to attend the audition in-person, please send performance reel (URL preferred) to **

Union Requirements


Website specific to project

Equity Contract