JOIN US ON STAGE! BE AN EXTRA IN THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

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 Rigoletto!

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 Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00pm, please register using the form on this page.

Regarded by many as the greatest opera of all time, this tale of deception is a romantic comedy accompanied by some of the most beautiful and familiar music ever written. Mozart takes audiences on a hilarious adventure as Figaro and Susanna overcome plotting and jealousy to make it to their wedding day. A winning combination of music and mischief.

EXTRAS NEEDED

4 Men

Men will featured throughout the show as servants of the house. Some light lifting may be required during scene changes. Extras should be 16 or older.

 

4 Women

Women will featured throughout the show as servants of the house.  Some light lifting may be required during scene changes. Extras should be 16 or older.

 

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

 

STAGING REHEARSALS:

Tuesday October 24th 7:00p AUDITION
Staging rehearsals TBD October 25-November 3: evenings/weekends only
Saturday November 4 2:30-5:30p Staging – final room run through

 

DRESS/TECHNICAL REHEARSALS:

Monday November 6 7:00-10:00p Piano Tech
Tuesday November 7 7:00-11:00p Piano Dress
Wednesday November 8 6:30-11:00p Orchestra Dress #1
Friday November 10 10:00a-2:00p Orchestra Dress #2
       

 

PERFORMANCES:

SATURDAY November 11 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #1
WEDNESDAY November 15 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #2
SATURDAY November 18 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #3
SUNDAY November 19 2:30pm PERFORMANCE #4

 

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

If you are available during the rehearsal/performance period and would like to attend the audition on October 24 at 7:00p, please use the form on this page to register.

2017-18 Auditions

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