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.
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.
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 TBD October 25-November 3: evenings/weekends only|
|Saturday||November 4||2:30-5:30p||Staging – final room run through|
|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|
|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.