It's balmy and hot out today, but the New Bedford Youth Ballet is starting to get the wheels turning on their production of "A New England Nutcracker."

As fall approaches, it's time to start getting ready for the holidays and that's exactly what New Bedford Youth Ballet is doing.

They'll be hosting open auditions on Saturday, September 22 for intermediate to advanced level students, ages 11 to 18. The auditions will be held at New Bedford Ballet at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.

The schedule is as follows:

11-to-13-year-olds from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Then a mandatory parent meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

And then 14-to-18-year-olds from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

For more information, you can reach out to New Bedford Ballet directly via their website NewBedfordBallet.org, or call (508) 993-1387.