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JOIN US ON STAGE! BECOME AN EXTRA IN
CYRANO

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.

EXTRAS NEEDED                                                                                                                                            

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

 

Children

2 young girls – children of Noble class

2 young boys – children of Noble class

 

SCHEDULE – Schedule is tentative and may be adjusted as necessary.

STAGING REHEARSALS:

Monday April 24 7:00p AUDITION
Saturday April 29 10:00a-1:00p Staging
Sunday April 30 2:00-5:00p Staging
    6:30-9:30p Staging
Wednesday May 3 7:00-10:00p Staging
Saturday May 6 2:30-5:30p Staging – final room run through

 

DRESS/TECHNICAL REHEARSALS:

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

 

PERFORMANCES:

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.

Cyrano Auditions – Mon, April 24

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