The Detroit Opera House regularly holds auditions throughout the year for dancers of all ages for its productions, including The Nutcracker.  For information on auditions, contact Kim Smith dance@motopera.org, or visit the companies' direct links, below.


The Merry Widow dancers

Michigan Opera Theatre announces auditions for dancer in THE MERRY WIDOW.

 

THE MERRY WIDOW revolves around a rich widow whose wealth would be transferred to her next husband, were she to remarry. Lehar's rollicking operetta fills the air with waltzes as the locals scramble to keep the widow from leaving the country with a foreign guy and all her loot.

The Merry Widow rehearsals at the Detroit Opera House March 23-April 10 with performances on April 11, 15, 18, & 19, 2015.  More information on the production may be found at www.motopera.org. This is a paid position. 

 

 

DATE/TIME:                            Wednesday, January 7, 2015 – 7:00pm

TO REGISTER:                      Please email a resume and headshot to Elizabeth Anderson at elizabeth@motopera.org with the subject line: MERRY WIDOW.

Following review you will be contacted with audition details & music.

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

6 female dancers –Musical Theatre experience is a plus.  Classical and modern dance training helpful.  Dancers will be required to sing music from the show (to be distributed when registering.)

 

 

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

 

DAY

DATE

TIME

SERVICE

Mar 23 – April 4

TBD

Choreography & Staging Rehearsals

Afternoon/Evenings

Monday

April 6

7:00p

Technical rehearsal

Tuesday

April 7

7:30p

Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday

April 8

7:30p

Dress Rehearsal

Friday

April 10

11:00a

Final Dress Rehearsal

Saturday

April 11

7:30p

PERFORMANCE #1

Wednesday

April 15

7:30p

PERFORMANCE #2

Saturday

April 18

7:30p

PERFORMANCE #3

Sunday

April 19

2:30p

PERFORMANCE #4

 

Frida dancers

Michigan Opera Theatre announces auditions for dancers in FRIDA.

 

Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Frida is a musical portrait of Frida Kahlo. At age 18 Kahlo was badly injured in a traffic accident, which necessitated many medical procedures. Her recovery in isolation, as well as a lifetime in physical pain, profoundly influenced her paintings -- some of the most compelling of the 20th century. Kahlo’s two marriages to famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (creator of Detroit Industry for the Detroit Institute of Arts) was another source of inspiration and heartache. The opera celebrates Kahlo’s vivacious spirit, talent, sexuality, and fragility, with splashes of music as colorful as her artwork.

 

FRIDA rehearsals at the Detroit Opera House February 16-March 1, technical & dress rehearsals March 2-6, with performances on March 7, 8, 21, 22, & 28, 2015.  More information on the production may be found at www.motopera.org. This is a paid position. 

 

DATE/TIME:                            Tuesday, January 27, 6:00pm

TO REGISTER:                      REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please email a resume and headshot to Elizabeth Anderson at elizabeth@motopera.org.  Following review you will be contacted with audition details.

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

  • 1 or 2 male dancers – Strong classical technique needed.  Modern training helpful.
  • 1 or 2 female dancer – Strong classical technique needed.  Modern training helpful.  Looking for one of the dancers to resemble Frida Kahlo (dark features, shorter stature)

 

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Choreography & Staging rehearsals to be scheduled after hire and based on the schedule needs of the group.

DAY

DATE

TIME

SERVICE

LOCATION

 

16-28 Feb

Afternoon/Eve 

Choreography & Staging Rehearsals 

Boll Hall

Sunday

1-Mar

1:00-4:00p

Run through of full show

Boll Hall

Tuesday

3-Mar

time tbd

Tech Rehearsal w/ Piano

M.C.P.A.

Wednesday

4-Mar

time tbd

Dress Rehearsal w/ Piano

M.C.P.A.

Thursday

5-Mar

3:00-6:30p

Dress Rehearsal w/ orchestra

M.C.P.A.

Friday

6-Mar

11:00a

Final Dress Rehearsal w/ audience

 M.C.P.A.

Saturday

7-Mar

7:30p

PERFORMANCE #1

M.C.P.A.

Sunday

8-Mar

2:30p

PERFORMANCE #2

M.C.P.A.

Thursday

19-Mar

6:30-10:00p

Dress Rehearsal

Berman

Saturday

21-Mar

7:30p

PERFORMANCE #3

Berman

Sunday

22-Mar

2:30p

PERFORMANCE #4

Berman

Thursday

26-Mar

10:00a-12:00p

Tech reherasal

DFT

(Thu cont.)

(26-Mar cont.)

2:30p

Dress Rehearsal w/ audience

DFT

Saturday

28-Mar

7:30p

PERFORMANCE #5

DFT

 
 

D.O.H.

Detroit Opera House: 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226

M.C.P.A.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts: 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Mi 48038

Berman

Berman Center for the Performing Arts: 6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, Mi 48322

D.F.T.

Detroit Film Theatre: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (entrance behind DIA at John R St.)

Ballet Detroit

Ballet Detroit Auditions

March 1, 2015
3:00pm – Registration
3:30p-5:00pm

Summer Program Auds

Summer Program and School Audition Schedule


Audition at Detroit Opera House
(Programs held at specific school)
For more information and registration please contact specific organization

Feb. 1 – Indianapolis Ballet - 12-4:30p

Feb. 6 – Kirov Ballet (D.C.) 6-9p

Feb. 15 – BalletMet 3-5:30p

Mar. 1 – Ballet Detroit 3:30-5p

Mar. 21 – The Ailey School 9a-12p