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THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST

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 The Girl of the Golden West!

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 March 13th at 6:30p, please register using the form on this page.

Puccini’s opera, set in the American West during the Gold Rush, brings to life the story of Minnie, a gun-toting, saloon-owning Sunday school teacher. All the cowboys want to marry Minnie. With a high-stakes poker game and the most romantic serenades from a bandit-turned-lover you’ll ever hear, The Girl of the Golden West is an opera worth going all-in for.

MEN                                                                                                                                                               

Two young men 18-25 years old

Men will be waiters in the saloon where a majority of the action takes place.  There may be some stage combat involved in the role.

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

STAGING REHEARSALS:

Monday March 13 6:30p AUDITION
Monday 13-Mar 7:00-10:00p Staging if chosen for a role
Wednesday 15-Mar 7:00-10:00p Staging
Saturday 18-Mar 10:00a-1:00p Staging
    2:30-5:30p Staging
Sunday 19-Mar 2:00-5:00p Staging
    6:30-9:30p Staging
Wednesday 22-Mar 7:00-10:00p Staging
Saturday 25-Mar 10:00a-1:00p Staging
    2:30-5:30p Staging – final room run through

 

DRESS/TECHNICAL REHEARSALS:

Monday March 27 7:00-10:00p Piano Tech
Tuesday March 28 7:00-11:00p Piano Dress
Wednesday March 29 6:30-11:00p Orchestra Dress #1
Friday March 31 10:00a-2:00p Orchestra Dress #2

 

PERFORMANCES:

SATURDAY April 1 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #1
WEDNESDAY April 5 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #2
SATURDAY April 8 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #3
SUNDAY April 9 2:30pm PERFORMANCE #4

 

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

The Girl of the Gold West Auditions – Mon, Mar 13

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