‘The Nutcracker’ auditions photo gallery

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Katherine Lossett, Madelyn Lee, Susanne Shields and Abigail Kukuva perform a routine during auditions for Baton Rouge Ballet's annual show 'The Nutcracker -- A Tale From The Bayou.' The production runs Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22.
Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- From left, Katherine Lossett, Madelyn Lee, Susanne Shields and Abigail Kukuva perform a routine during auditions for Baton Rouge Ballet's annual show 'The Nutcracker -- A Tale From The Bayou.' The production runs Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22.

The pitter-patter of children’s feet filled the Dancers’ Workshop on Sunday afternoon when nearly 300 area boys and girls auditioned for parts in the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s upcoming Cajun version of the timeless Christmas tale, “The Nutcracker.”