Be an Extra!
JOIN US ON STAGE! BECOME AN EXTRA IN
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 Cyrano!
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 April 24 at 6:30p, please register using the form on this page.
Cyrano is skilled in both sword and pen but his enormous nose leaves him a swashbuckling lonely heart. Despite his devotion to Roxane—or because of it—Cyrano guides a handsome rival to win her love. From the balcony scene to the battlefield to the convent, the spiritual triumphs over the corporeal and Cyrano, like Don Quixote and Don Juan, lives among the world’s enduring literary figures. This composition is the masterwork of Michigan Opera Theatre Founder and Artistic Director David DiChiera.
8 Men – All ages
Men will be Noblemen, bakers, stagehands, & military officers
8 Women – All ages
Women will be Nuns, shepherdess’, noblewomen, bakers, & Rageneau’s wife
2 young girls – children of Noble class
2 young boys – children of Noble class
SCHEDULE – Schedule is tentative and may be adjusted as necessary.
|Saturday||May 6||2:30-5:30p||Staging – final room run through|
|Monday||May 8||7:00-10:00p||Piano Tech|
|Tuesday||May 9||7:00-11:00p||Piano Dress|
|Wednesday||May 10||6:30-11:00p||Orchestra Dress #1|
|Friday||May 12||10:00a-2:00p||Orchestra Dress #2|
|SATURDAY||May 13||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #1|
|WEDNESDAY||May 17||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #2|
|SATURDAY||May 20||7:30pm||PERFORMANCE #3|
|SUNDAY||May 21||2:30pm||PERFORMANCE #4|
Be advised that you must to be available for ALL technical rehearsals and performances. Staging rehearsals may adjust as needed.