Monday March 3; 7-10 PM
Call backs (if necessary) Tuesday March 4
Frisco Discovery Center
8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco 75034
South of Main St. Frisco, off Cotton Gin Rd.
(A few miles north of IKEA on the Tollway)
Call 972-370-2266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to request an appointment time.
Rehearsals: Mondays through Thursdays, 7 – 10 PM; March 17 through April 17, 2014;
Load in 4/20; Tech 4/21 through 4/24.
Brush up Rehearsals (Mandatory) Thursdays May 1 and 8 at 7 PM.
10 Performances: April 25 through May11, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM,
Sundays at 2:30PM;
Additional Matinee May 10 at 2:30 PM
Auditions will consist of reading from sides which will be available at the auditions… bring a photo and resume, even if you have auditioned for us before. Our productions usually play to sold out audiences. Audition to join the cast of our very successful theater company. Performers will receive a $200 stipend.
Synopsis: World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli (Il Stupendo) has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor’s jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max’s young girlfriend and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting for the star’s attention. Then, Merelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo
All Roles are Available.
Characters: This is a cast of 8 characters, 4 male and 4 female.
· Henry Saunders - The Cleveland Grand Opera's general manager. A blowhard who often loses his temper at the slightest mishap. Mid 40's to mid 60's. Role is very physical and requires quick precision with line delivery.
· Max - Saunders' long-suffering assistant, Late 20’s to 30’s. This character will "stage sing" an Italian Opera as a tenor but acting ability trumps singing ability.
· Maggie Saunders - Saunders' daughter, and Max's girlfriend. Cute, romantic and quirky. Early to late 20’s
· Tito Merelli - The world's most renowned opera tenor and notorious ladies man, complete with an over-the-top Italian accent. Late 30's to early 50’s. This character will also sing as a tenor.
·Maria - Tito's long-suffering wife, with a temper. Proud and passionate. Loves big and fights big. Italian accent. 30's to 40’s
·Diana- The opera's star soprano. A seductive woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to use her assets to get it. 20’s to 30’s
·Julia - Chairwoman of the Cleveland Opera Guild. A socialite who is both excitable and a bit goofy. 40’s up
·The Bellhop- A highly animated fan of Tito. No age limit other than over 18.