Audition

AUDITION FOR OVATION WEST MUSICAL THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF
“LEND ME A TENOR: THE MUSICAL”
Auditions on Nov 16 & 24, 2019
Performances February 21 – March 8, 2020
email Shannon Guarneros for audition appointment at shannon@ovationwest.org

World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Pagliacci at the 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 clown 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 – sometimes literally – for the star’s attention. The musical version of the award winning play by Ken Ludwig is a door-slamming comedy with great music!

Lend Me A Tenor: The Musical  Book and Lyrics by Peter Sham, Music by Brad Carroll.  Based on the play by Ken Ludwig. Performance rights handled exclusively by Steele Spring Stage Rights, www.stagerights.com

Presented by Ovation West Performing Arts, with Warren Sherrill, director; Melissa Trader, choreographer; and Christine Gaudreau and Patrick Lee, musical direction.

Auditions:
Saturday, November 16, starting at 12:30 pm and Sunday, November 24, in the afternoon
Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO 80438

Center Stage is located at 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, Colorado, 80439, about a 15 minute drive from C 470 via Morrison Rd or 285, or a 15 minute drive from Denver West via I 70

Call Backs:
Sunday, November 24, 6:00 pm, Center Stage, Evergreen

Pay:
The 7 lead roles will receive an honorarium, paid at the end of the run. Ensemble not paid.

Roles:
All roles are auditioned!  Ovation West celebrates diversity. People representing all ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and all gender identities are invited to audition.
We are looking for some cast members with tap ability.

Henry Saunders – Executive Director of the opera house, 50’s
Bernie Guter – Stage Manager of the Opera House
Max Garber, his assistant, late20/s/30’s (tenor)
Diane Divane: Diva of the opera house, 30’s/40’s (soprano)
Maggie Saunders, Saunders’ daughter, mid-20’s
Tito Merelli, the international opera start, 40’s (tenor)
Maria Merelli, his volatile wife, 30’s/40’s
Opera guild ladies
Ensemble (Maestro, Opera Cast members, Mayor of Cleveland, police, bell hops, maids, etc.

Audition Appointment:
Please email shannon@ovationwest.org to set up an appointment and receive your audition form.

Bring/Prepare:
For the initial audition please prepare about 32 bars of a musical theatre solo not from the show with a copy for the accompanist. Please bring a head shot, bio and 4 copies of your audition form.
Dance call, readings and music from the show for call backs.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsal begin on January 4, 2020 on Mon – Thu evenings: 7:00 – 10 pm, Saturdays: morning – early afternoon. Rehearsals take place at Center Stage in Evergreen. Pending on cast demographics, some rehearsals may take place in Denver.

Performances:
February 21- March 8, 2020,  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm

For more information or questions please email Christine@ovationwest.org

Cast of Ovation West’s production of  “Company”, February -March 2018

Photo of the Evergreen Chorale performing with dancers of The Thomas Dance Project in April 2019

Audition for the Evergreen Chorale!

We will be auditioning for the Evergreen Chorale’s spring semester in January; rehearsals will start in mid-January. Auditions for the Evergreen Chorale and Altezza are by appointment. We invite singers from all ages and backgrounds to participate; Altezza singers are drawn from the membership of the Evergreen Chorale. High school students are invited to sing with us as “interns” and do not have to pay annual dues. Young professionals are offered a discounted rate for dues. There are scholarships available for adult members who may be experiencing financial challenges.
If you have sung with the choir during the past two seasons, you may not need to re-audition; to arrange a short audition please email Shannon Guarneros at shannon@ovationwest.org

For more information and to sign up for all auditions email shannon@ovationwest.org