Bogart. Bergman. [Your name here.]
Juneau Lyric Opera and Gold Town Nickelodeon announce open auditions for HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, CASABLANCA, an immersive cabaret experience inspired by the iconic film. For two weekends this November, the Rockwell Ballroom will be transformed into Rick’s Café Américain, Morocco, 1941. All of our favorite songs and characters will be there, brought to life by a charismatic cast in period costume, interacting with guests while playing out some Casablanca-style scenarios. Each evening will culminate in a screening of the film.
Auditions: By appointment 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Gold Town Nick, 171 Shattuck Way in downtown Juneau. Callbacks will be Sunday, June 24. Expect some combination of interview, cold reading, improvisation, and very basic singing—no preparation is required, although familiarity with the film Casablanca and some experience with improvisational performance will be helpful.
Show Dates: November 9-11 and 16-18, 2018, in the Rockwell Ballroom. Rehearsals will begin in September; the rehearsal schedule, weeknights and weekends TBD based on performers’ availability, will be lighter than for a typical theatre or opera production and will include some improv training. Bonus: No lines to memorize!
To Reserve an Audition Time: Please contact director Julie York Coppens by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). This could be the start of a beautiful friendship…
Want a chance to be crowned Juneau’s next Diva?
Be part of JLO’s biggest fundraiser, hailed as one of our most popular events of the season! Sing your heart out on stage and get the audience on their feet with your ballads and upbeat favorites – complete with a backup band – and your chance for bragging rights as Juneau’s top Diva!
Performance will be held on September 29 at Centennial Hall. Dress rehearsal on September 28.
If interested, contact email@example.com by July 15.
Auditions for Leads and Chorus for Cavalleria Rusticana
What’s the Story? Cavalleria Rusticana contains some of opera’s most stirring melodies and is highly emotional from the start.
Turiddu has returned from military service to find his fiancée Lola married to another man, Alfio. In revenge, he has seduced a girl from the village, Santuzza, but the jealous Lola has since stolen him back, and she and Turiddu are conducting an affair…
This powder keg of passions ignites on Easter Sunday, as Santuzza, driven by despair and revenge, finally betrays Turiddu’s and Lola’s affair to Alfio – a terrible mistake, as it seals the fate of the man she worships.
About this production:
Set in 1950’s Sicily, the semi-staged, one-act opera will be performed at the JACC January 31-February 2 with musical direction by William Todd Hunt. Produced by Kristen Miller. Collaborative stage direction by the creative team. Featuring 5 lead roles, an extensive chorus, dancers and a full orchestra.
Musical Rehearsals will begin in November. (As this is a semi-staged production, chorus is not required to memorize their music)
Staging rehearsals will take place in January.
Show Dates: January 31-February 2 at the JACC
Turiddu – Tenor
Santuzza – Soprano
Alfio – Baritone
Lola – Mezzo Soprano or Soprano
Mamma Lucia – Mezzo Soprano or Soprano
Chorus of Sicilians
Auditions: Saturday, July 21 at the JACC (time TBD). Stay tuned for more information on audition preparation requirements.
If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org