THE DALLAS OPERA SEEKS DANCERS, ACTORS
and SUPERNUMERARIES FOR GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL
January 15, 16, and 17, 2016
DALLAS, TX, January 8, 2016 – The Dallas Opera is pleased to invite talented local dancers, actors and supernumeraries to audition for SHOW BOAT, which opens Friday, April 15 and runs through Sunday, May 1, 2016. This a wonderful opportunity to perform with magnificent opera stars and work with excellent directors at the amazing Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center!
Performers needed are Caucasian ensemble dancers, the acting roles of Mrs. O’Brien, Sheriff/Maitre D’, and Young Kim and supernumeraries (non-singing, non-speaking roles). Auditions will be held as follow:
Friday, January 15, 2016
7:00-10:00 p.m. Caucasian Ensemble Dancer auditions/barre class
Saturday, January 16, 2016
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Actor audition: Mrs. O’Brien, Sheriff/Maitre D’, Young Kim
2:30-4:30 p.m. Caucasian Ensemble Dancers call backs
4:30-5:30 p.m. Supernumeraries
Sunday, January 17, 2016
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. TBD
The Dallas Opera is presenting the Francesca Zambello production of SHOW BOAT, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. SHOW BOAT will be conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume with Alexander Rom, chorus master.
There are six performances of SHOW BOAT scheduled for April 15, 17, 20, 23, 29 & May 1, 2016. The performers (supernumeraries excluded) will be compensated for rehearsal time, as well as a per-performance fee.
- Young Kim: Caucasian, Child Actor/Singer. Looks 8-10 yrs old, speaks and sings in a duet with Ravenal and a trio with Ravenal and Magnolia.
- O’Brien: Mature Caucasian female with a good Irish accent. No singing required
- Sheriff Vallon/Maître D’: 30-40 yrs old. Good Ol’ boy, imposing “bubba” type. Caucasian male. No singing required.
- Older Kim: Caucasian Female
- Foreman/Hotel Worker: 40 yrs old. A conventionally handsome, strong, Caucasian leading-man type. Helpful to have stage combat skills; fights with Pete. No singing required.
- African American Children: 5 Boys, 4 Girls
- Caucasian Children: 2 Boys, 1 Girl
HOW TO AUDITION
To schedule an audition, send your headshot and resume to Ahne Schield at firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition times will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dancer Requirements: Applicants should have a technical ballet background who can perform the Charleston, musical theater, and vaudeville styles of dance. Women, please bring ballet shoes and character heels. Men, please bring ballet shoes and character/jazz shoes. Dancers should come prepared to take a ballet barre and audition with a ballet combo. The choreography will be taught as a whole group with small groups to follow.
Young Kim: Prepared monologue and a song that demonstrates range and ability. Call backs for this role should be prepared to learn “Why Do I Love You,” taught by one of the music staff.
Mrs. O’Brien & Sheriff Vallon/Maître D’: Two contrasting monologues for the audition. Reading from sides for the call back.
Visit www.dallasopera.org/supers and complete the online application. Upon receiving your application, Ahne Schield will contact you to confirm your audition.
Adults: Men and Women together, improvisational scene with Stage Director.
Children: May split into groups, general audition/improv.
Auditions will be held at the Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center in Room A. Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Further access instructions will be provided upon audition confirmation.
Karayanis Rehearsal Production Center
4301 South Fitzhugh Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
Rehearsals begin on March 21, 2016 and continue through opening week. There are occasional weekend-day rehearsals and matinee performances; however, rehearsals are generally conducted in the evening.
TDO is a signatory to a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Musical Artists.
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