Ooera auditions: ‘La Boheme’ for Mad Cow and the Orlando Philharmonic

An audition notice for the next collaboration between the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Mad Cow Theatre:

Mad Cow Theatre is holding auditions for La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini. Seeking a company of classical singer-actors, of all ages, for selected principal, ensemble and young people’s chorus roles.  Performances are Friday, April 29 and Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.

Performers must be available for an extensive rehearsal period (evenings and weekends) beginning in February, 2011, as well as daytime and evening commitments the week of April 25. The production is a collaboration between the Orlando Philharmonic and Mad Cow Theatre with Christopher Wilkins serving as Musical Director and Frank McClain as Stage Director.

Auditions for the Chorus and the following roles will be scheduled between 10ma – 8pm on Sunday, Jan 9 by appointment only: Marcello (baritone), Schaunard (baritone), Colline (bass), Parpignol (tenor), and 2 Customs Officers (bass).

Auditioners are asked to bring a picture and resume and to prepare two classical songs or arias, one of which should be in a non-English language.   Please bring sheet music in the key you will be singing in.

Young People’s chorus auditions will be scheduled between 3pm – 5pm on Sunday, Jan 9 for children between the ages of 7 and 17.  Auditioners should be accompanied by a parent and each child should be prepared to sing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Auditions will take place at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL.

All performers will be paid a fee. To schedule an audition appointment email auditions@madcowtheatre.com (preferred).  If you do not have access to the internet please call the audition line at 407.297.8788 x307 and an audition coordinator will contact you.

Mad Cow is seeking a diverse company of actors and is committed to equal opportunity employment and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. Non-traditional casting is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, gender, or ability is not germane.

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