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BE AN EXTRA IN THE SUMMER KING!
The Summer King tells the story of Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It’s a story of talent, heartbreak and one man’s journey to overcome prejudice and discrimination. MOT is proud to present this groundbreaking new work co-produced with the Pittsburgh Opera.
Being an extra with Michigan Opera Theatre provides the perfect “backstage” opportunity. See how it all happens without any of the pressure of the STARS! Michigan Opera Theatre is looking for extras in our upcoming production of Tosca.
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 as an extra you will 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 listed below and would like to attend the audition on Monday, April 23 at 7:00 PM, please register using the form on this page.
5-10 African American Men
Men will featured throughout the show as patrons of the Crawford Grill, a jazz club highlighted in the show. We are also looking for 2 athletic men to be featured Negro League ball players. An ability to pantomime baseball play along with the music is helpful.
3-4 African American Woman
Women will featured throughout the show as patrons of the Crawford Grill, a jazz club highlighted in the show.
3 Young African American Boys
Boys will be featured as young ball players pantomiming baseball play in the production. Ability to follow choreographed pantomimed play is necessary.
Schedule is tentative and may be adjusted as necessary.
|Wednesday||April 25||6:30-10:00p||Staging rehearsal|
|Friday||April 27||7:00-10:00p||Staging rehearsal|
|Saturday||April 28||10:00a-1:00p||Staging rehearsal|
|Sunday||April 29||2:30-5:30p||Staging rehearsal|
|Wednesday||May 2||7:00-10:00p||Staging rehearsal|
|Friday||May 4||7:00-10:00p||Staging rehearsal|
|Saturday||May 5||1:00-4:00p||Piano rehearsal on stage|
|Monday||May 7||7:00-11:00p||Dress rehearsal on stage|
|Tuesday||May 8||6:30-11:00p||Orchestra Dress #1|
|Thursday||May 10||10:00a-1:00p||Orchestra Dress #2|
|Saturday||May 12||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #1|
|Wednesday||May 16||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #2|
|Saturday||May 19||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #3|
|Sunday||May 20||2:30pm||PERFORMANCE #4|
Be advised that you must to be available for ALL technical rehearsals and performances.
If you are available during the rehearsal/performance period and would like to attend the audition on April 23 at 7:00p, please submit the registration form on this page.