Taking a crack at it

Los Angeles Ballet co-artistic directors Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen audition young hopefuls from the Los Angeles area vying for a minor role in Los Angeles Ballet's second annual production of "The Nutcracker." Performances take place in venues across the county from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30. For tickets and more information, go to www.losangelesballet.org. Photo by Reed Hutchinson