Be an Extra!

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!

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 props and give a sense of credibility to scenes where crowds, court assistants, lackeys, peasants or a variety of period characters are needed.

If you are interested in participating in becoming an extra or ‘super,’ please fill out the FORM to the right. That’s all it takes! One form and you could be a part of the Michigan Opera Theatre’s season! As we prepare for the next opera we will email information regarding any upcoming audition opportunities and any roles available for extras in the next Opera.

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, two complimentary tickets to a performance, two passes for guests to attend the final dress rehearsal, and a small stipend.

Be advised that you must to be available for ALL technical rehearsals and performances. Staging rehearsals may adjust as needed.

Carmen – Supers Needed

WOMEN

Orange Seller
Woman; small, middle aged, grecian, peasant like, able to push a cart off stage.
Wife
Very pretty, middle aged woman. Has a bit part with her husband & her lover.

Young Woman, Manuelita, Mistress, Woman on Stretcher
(1 super with multiple parts)
Small, pretty, relatively young. She is in a few more scenes than most supers.

MEN

Mayor/ Husband
Handsome man, middle aged. As husband he is with wife and followed by wife’s lover.

4 Alcade Men
Larger, burley men. Very specific to costume size. They escort the Mayor in Act IV.

3 Bull Head Man / Soldier
Bulls head men; carry tall sticks with bull’s heads at the top during celebration.

1 Bull Head Man / Soldier / Man
(same as above + “man” role)

1 Bull Head Man / Soldier / Waiter
 (same as above + ‘waiter’ role)

1 Bull Head Man / Seminarian / Waiter
(same as above + ‘Seminarian’ role)

1 Bull Head Man / Lover
 (same as above + ‘Lover role’)

1 Bull Head Man / Bird Seller
 (same as above + ‘bird seller’ role)

1 Bull Head Man / Bike Boy
 (same as above + ‘Bike Boy’ role)

Lilas Pastia
Bar owner, non speaking role.

CHILDREN

2 Communion Girls
Cute little girls.7-9 yrs old. They have a small part at the very beginning of the opera.

Torero Boy/Street boy
Needs to move well. 7-9 years of age is best. He is the main Torero Boys helpers. (Perhaps a younger brother)

 

SCHEDULE

STAGING REHEARSALS:

Tuesday Sep 27 6:30p AUDITION
    7:00-9:30p Staging rehearsal for those cast during audition
Friday Sep 30 7:00-10:00p staging  
Sunday Oct 2 2:00-5:00p staging  
Wednesday Oct 5 7:00-10:00p staging  
Friday Oct 7 7:00-9:00p staging  
Saturday Oct 8 2:30-5:30p staging  

 

DRESS/TECHNICAL REHEARSALS:

Sunday Oct 9 2:00-6:00p Piano Tech
Monday Oct 10 7:00-11:30p Piano Dress
Wednesday Oct 12 7:00-11:30p Orchestra Dress #1
Friday Oct 14 10:30a-2:00p Orchestra Dress #2

 

PERFORMANCES:

SATURDAY Oct 15 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #1
WEDNESDAY Oct 19 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #2
SATURDAY Oct 22 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #3
SUNDAY Oct 23 2:30pm PERFORMANCE #4

 

If you are available during the rehearsal/performance period and would like to attend the audition on September 27, please register using the form on this page.

Audition Tuesday, Sep 27 to be in Carmen.

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