Audition Notice: Lakeshore Light Opera presents “Thespis”

Auditions: September 25 & 28, 2018 | Performances: March 2019


CASTING CALL for Lakeshore Light Opera (LLO)’s March 2019 production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Thespis”

Please note this is a non-union, non-paid community theatre production

LOCATION: Church of St.John the Baptist (233 Sainte-Claire Ave, Pointe Claire, QC)

PRINCIPAL ROLES:
THE GODS:
JUPITER (Aged Deity) – bass
APOLLO (Aged Deity) – baritone
MARS (Aged Deity) – tenor
DIANA (Aged Deity) – contralto
MERCURY – mezzo-soprano or tenor

THE MORTALS:
THESPIS (Manager of a travelling Theatrical Co.) – baritone
SILLIMON (his stage manager) – baritone
TIMIDON – tenor
SPARKEION – mezzo-soprano or tenor
NICEMIS – soprano
DAPHNE – soprano
PRETTEIA – spoken role (female)
TIPSEION – spoken role (male)
CYMON – spoken role (male or female)

COMPANY CHORUS:
There are openings in each standard vocal range.

AUDITIONS FOR PRINCIPAL ROLES:
Tuesday September 25, 2018 from 6:00 PM

  • PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE PERFORMING THE BAKER & HENTY VERSION OF THESPIS.
  • Candidates are asked to schedule an appointment by emailing auditions@llo.org or by calling (514)804-4900
  • Candidates will be asked to log their arrival on a registry in our green-room and to complete an application form. The submission of a CV and headshot is optional.
  • Candidates can present any number of roles they wish but may be asked to be considered for other roles.
  • Candidates are requested to sing the “solo” piece(s) for each of their desired role(s).
  • Candidates will be asked to read from the selected dialogue piece(s).
  • Candidates are also invited to present a speech of their own choosing from another production. (Does not need to be G&S.)
  • Memorization is not a requirement.
  • An accompanist will be provided.
  • Candidates may be recorded during the audition. This footage will be destroyed once the audition process is completed.
  • Candidates will be notified (no later than September 26) if they are requested to attend the callback auditions, which is scheduled for Friday, September 28.
AUDITIONS FOR CHORUS:
Friday September 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM
  • Candidates for chorus positions are asked to request an appointment by emailing auditions@llo.org or by calling (514) 804-4900
  • Candidates will be asked to log their arrival on a registry in our green-room and to complete an application form. The submission of a CV and headshot is optional.
  • Candidates are requested to sing a solo of their choosing in any style best suited for their vocal range.
  • Memorization is not a requirement.
  • An accompanist will be provided (please provide a copy of your sheet music).
  • Scales and exercises may be requested to determine range and ability.
PRINCIPAL CALLBACK AUDITIONS:
Friday September 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM
  • Candidates for the callback auditions will be given an appointment at the discretion of the Casting Committee.
  • Candidates will be asked to perform selected “ensemble” pieces with other candidates.
  • Candidates may be requested to repeat solos or dialogue from the previous audition.
AUDITION PIECES
You can view or download the audition pieces HERE.


For more information, visit http://llo.org/thespis-auditions

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