Experience Opera in a New Way – As Michigan Opera Theatre Extras!

Michigan Opera Theatre is always looking for extras to perform in opera and dance productions. In the opera world extras are called Supernumeraries, or “supers” for short.

Supers are non-singing, non-speaking cast members (similar to extras in movies). In opera or dance, supers often play specific character roles, such as servants, waiters, innkeepers, executioners, townspeople, nuns, etc.

Interested in becoming a super at Michigan Opera Theatre? Email your STREET ADDRESS to:

Elizabeth Anderson | Production Coordinator | elizabeth@motopera.org

Current Audition Opportunities

FEMALE SPEAKING role in THE PASSENGER to play the double role of an SS Officer & Auschwitz prisoner.

Audition will be held on August 26, 2015.  Please contact elizabeth@motopera.org for more information.


Senior SS Overseer:  A mature, authoritative female with a booming voice and the ability to make a chill run down your spine.  Dialogue for this role is in German.

Kapo:  The Kapo is a prisoner in Auschwitz that works as the eyes and ears of the SS Officers. Dialogue for this role is in German.

Rehearsals begin Monday, October 26, 2015.

Performances November 14, 18, 21, 22, 2015.

This is a paid position; AGMA contract.

The Sleeping Beauty Extras Needed

American Ballet Theatre and Michigan Opera Theatre  are casting child and adult dancers & actors for Alexei Ratmansky’s  The Sleeping Beauty. Your child could be gracing our stage alongside American Ballet Theatre in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty this March! Don’t let your dancers (or yourself) miss this opportunity.

Child Dancers

Child Actors

Adult Dancers

Adult Actors


You must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Please email dance@motopera.org with the interested person’s name, height, age and a brief outline of their experience.

Please note ages are approximate, but height will be the main factor. We do not have a rehearsal schedule, nor specific roles at this time.

Michigan Opera Theatre Extras Benefits

Be advised that you must to be available for all rehearsals and performances.