Be an Extra!
JOIN US ON STAGE! BECOME AN EXTRA IN
THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST
Being an extra with Michigan Opera Theatre provides the perfect “backstage” opportunity. See how it all happens without any of the pressure the stars have! Michigan Opera Theatre is looking for extras in our upcoming production of The Girl of the Golden West!
Typical supernumerary work
Supernumeraries are usually amateur character artists who train under professional direction to create a believable scene. They almost become part of the scene and give a sense of credibility to scenes where crowds, court assistants, lackeys, peasants or a variety of period characters are needed.
At the audition the director will explain the super roles as they apply to the opera and choose those potential supers they feel would fit the role (and the costume) the best. Auditions are VERY informal and only require your attendance.
In addition to an unforgettable experience, extras receive free parking, 2 complimentary tickets to a performance, 2 passes for guests to attend the final dress rehearsal, and a small stipend.
If you are available during the rehearsal/performance period and would like to attend the audition on March 13th at 6:30p, please register using the form on this page.
Puccini’s opera, set in the American West during the Gold Rush, brings to life the story of Minnie, a gun-toting, saloon-owning Sunday school teacher. All the cowboys want to marry Minnie. With a high-stakes poker game and the most romantic serenades from a bandit-turned-lover you’ll ever hear, The Girl of the Golden West is an opera worth going all-in for.
Two young men 18-25 years old
Men will be waiters in the saloon where a majority of the action takes place. There may be some stage combat involved in the role.
SCHEDULE – Schedule is tentative and may be adjusted as necessary.
|Monday||13-Mar||7:00-10:00p||Staging if chosen for a role|
|2:30-5:30p||Staging – final room run through|
|Monday||March 27||7:00-10:00p||Piano Tech|
|Tuesday||March 28||7:00-11:00p||Piano Dress|
|Wednesday||March 29||6:30-11:00p||Orchestra Dress #1|
|Friday||March 31||10:00a-2:00p||Orchestra Dress #2|
|SATURDAY||April 1||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #1|
|WEDNESDAY||April 5||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #2|
|SATURDAY||April 8||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #3|
|SUNDAY||April 9||2:30pm||PERFORMANCE #4|
Be advised that you must to be available for ALL technical rehearsals and performances. Staging rehearsals may adjust as needed.