LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCES ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
FOR DANCER/SINGERS for 42nd STREET
JANUARY 6, 7, and 8, 2020
LOCAL CHICAGO DANCERS AND ARTISTS OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
CHICAGO - Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for dancer/singers for the 2019-20 season production of Harry Warren and Al Dubin’s beloved musical fable 42nd Street. Directed and choreographed by Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, Sunset Boulevard, The Little Mermaid), the production received great acclaim when it premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet. West End veteran Gareth Valentine conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra.
Weekly rates for ensemble performers are subject to the collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Musical Artists and were set at $1,188.00/week in the 2019-20 season. Round-trip transportation and housing stipend is provided for out-of-town cast members. The rehearsal and performance period for 42nd Street is Monday April 27 – Sunday June 21, 2020. Artists must have full-time availability. Ensemble members may also be cast as understudies for small named roles.
All dancer/singers seen at the union call must belong to AGMA or Actor’s Equity.
Equity Membership Candidates will be seen at the non-union call.
CASTING: ENSEMBLE DANCER/SINGERS
Seeking spectacular tap dancers who sing well (men and women). The tapping in this show is athletic, complicated, and non-stop. Only artists with extensive tap experience will be seen. Vocal style is classic Broadway, ability to sing in multi-part harmony a plus. All ethnicities and racial backgrounds welcome, artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
AUDITIONS ARE BY INVITATION ONLY
Please submit resume, headshot, and dance reel/links of tap videos (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Please use the subject line: [Your Name]- AGMA/AEA or [Your Name]- Non-union.
Artists should also indicate whether they are local to the Chicagoland area, are members of AGMA or Actor’s Equity, and possess valid U.S. work authorization at the time of employment.
Deadline for submission is Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 5:00pm CST.
Auditions will be awarded based on review of submitted materials.
Not all applicants are guaranteed an audition and all auditions must be done live in Chicago.
Auditions will be held January 6 – 8, 2020 at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 40 North Wacker Drive, Chicago.
Walk-ins will not be seen.
Auditions will take place at Lyric Opera of Chicago,
40 North Wacker Drive (stage door).
Walk-ins will not be seen.
Artists will be asked to arrive 30 – 45 minutes before audition time for registration check-in.
Monday, January 6, 2020 AGMA/AEA
Preliminary Dance/Singing Auditions from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Non-Union Preliminary Dance/Singing Auditions from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
AGMA/AEA/Non-union Callback Auditions (singing and dancing) from 10:00am – 5:00pm
All successful applicants should bring copy of their headshot/resume and arrive prepared to dance. For dance call, men and women should bring tap shoes and soft ballet slippers/jazz sneakers; women should also bring heels. Candidates should also prepare song of their choosing from classic musical theater or a standard from the Great American Songbook. Lyric Opera of Chicago will provide an accompanist; artists must furnish a legible copy of the song in the correct key.
Ensemble performers must be 18 years or older. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the ability to provide documentation of the right to work in the United States.
Artists at Lyric Opera of Chicago are represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Should an artist be hired they will be required to join this union, if they are not already a member.
For more information please email email@example.com, or visit our website at www.lyricopera.org/about/auditions. ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS.
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