MUTTcracker Audition and Adoption Event on Sunday, October 25

Owners can audition their dogs for roles in Canton Ballet’s December production of The Nutcracker. The ballet will present its third annual MUTTcracker Audition and Adoption Event on Sunday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Cultural Center for the Arts Great Court at 1001 Market Avenue N. in downtown Canton. There is no admission charge.

The schedule will include a pet and owner costume parade at 1:30 p.m., audition for dogs to appear in The Nutcracker at 2:00 p.m., Blessing of the Animals at 3:00 p.m., free face painting, digital photos of persons with their dogs and other family fun activities throughout and collection of donations of new or used leashes, collars, dog coats, sheets, towels, blankets, etc., along with dog and cat food for local rescues.

Rescue organizations will be present with dogs and cats for adoption and there will be animal related products and services on display by vendors. Canton City Council member Frank Morris will serve as master of ceremonies.

For additional information including applications and details for exhibitors and vendors contact Cassandra Crowley at or call 330-224-3145. Nonprofits will receive a free table and two chairs. For others there is a charge of $25.