Be an Extra!

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!

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 props and give a sense of credibility to scenes where crowds, court assistants, lackeys, peasants or a variety of period characters are needed.

If you are interested in participating in becoming an extra or ‘super,’ please fill out the FORM to the right. That’s all it takes! One form and you could be a part of the Michigan Opera Theatre’s season! As we prepare for the next opera we will email information regarding any upcoming audition opportunities and any roles available for extras in the next Opera.

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, two complimentary tickets to a performance, two passes for guests to attend the final dress rehearsal, and a small stipend.


12 MEN
Men play the roles of soldiers, waiters, & party guests.


Wednesday October 26 6:30p AUDITION
” “ ” “ 7:00-10:00p Staging rehearsal for those cast during audition
Saturday October 29 10:00a-1:00p staging
” “ ” “ 2:00-5:00p staging
Sunday October 30 2:00-5:00p staging
” “ ” “ 6:30-9:30p staging
Monday October 31 7:00-10:00p staging
Wednesday November 2 7:00-10:00p staging
Saturday November 5 10:00a-1:00p staging
2:30-5:30p staging


Monday November 7 7:00-10:00p Piano Tech
Tuesday November 8 7:00-11:00p Piano Dress
Wednesday November 9 6:30-11:00p Orchestra Dress #1
Friday November 11 10:00a-2:00p Orchestra Dress #2


SATURDAY November 12 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #1
WEDNESDAY November 16 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #2
SATURDAY November 19 7:30pm PERFORMANCE #3
SUNDAY November 20 2:30pm PERFORMANCE #4


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

Silent Night Auditions – Wed, Oct 26





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