Arizona Onstage Productions, having recently completed a sold-out, critically acclaimed production of Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, is now casting LOST - A Pop Chamber Opera running for five performances only, October 30th - November 2nd at Zuzi's Theater. Opening night - HALLOWEEN 2008!
First auditions: August 2nd - 4:30 at ZUZI's Theater - 738 North 5th Ave. near the corner of 5th Ave. and University.
DIRECTED BY KEVIN JOHNSON
SOUND DESIGN BY JON MARBRY
ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY TIM WARREN
WHAT IS LOST? -
LOST played to rave reviews at the New York Fringe Festival, winning BEST MUSICAL - and has the distinction of being the ONLY Fringe musical ever filmed by The Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts - a rare slot otherwise occupied only by critically praised Broadway productions.
The story: LOST is the story of Hanlon and Gabby, two teenage siblings abandoned by their father in the Great Smokey Mountains. Stumbling upon a cabin, they are whisked into the world of Mamba, a witch who harvests the organs of children to keep herself alive and young.
Enslaved, Gabby and Hanlon face off with Laborious (Mamba's evil scientist husband), zombie children from 400 years of American History, axe-wielding hoodoos (real ghosts of the Appalachian region), and the vagaries of young love.
Mamba and Laborious prepare for the body-theft of Hanlon's brain and Gabby's womb, but the mysterious appearance of a white fawn changes everything.
This re-imagining of the classic Hansel and Gretel story features life-size puppets, a cast of 13 performers, a full musical orchestra, and a ground-breaking score by Jessica Grace Wing, a Tucsonan whose struggle with and ultimate death from cancer during the musical's creation brings an added poignancy to the themes addressed in this epic show.
Opera or Light Opera experience is preferred. Sight reading is a plus. There is an honorarium for all cast and crew.
GABBY - Soprano to A, feisty teen girl
IVY - Soprano to A, melancholy young woman
WHITE FAWN - Mezzo to F, spiritual guide, any age - dancing background important
MAMBA - Alto (G to D), the witch character -
HANLON - Light tenor to A, shy teen boy
SILAS - More robust tenor/baritone to G#, stoic young man
LABORIUS - Bass (F to D), introspective Victorian scientist, mature man
MAZY - Soprano to F, swing role
LITTLE WING - High baritone to F, swing role
STEP MOTHER - very little singing, character role
STEP FATHER - little singing, strong actor
MONK, STEPHEN BISHOP, BELL WITCH - strong singer/actor - older
CARL PRUITT - One solo, strong actor
MANDY, RED HOT LOVER, BELL WITCH -female
NUT KNOX - male - solo
GIRL WHO DANCED HERSELF TO DEATH - one solo and dance
There are 5 minute slots. Bring in music (preferably operatic... even light!) that showcases your voice... These are booking fast, so please email to reserve your position. Ethnic and physical diversity is welcomed, encouraged and appreciated.
Email your preferred slot (first 4:30-5:30, second 5:30-6:30, third 6:30 to overflow) to email@example.com. Please have music marked and prepared. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for necessary paperwork. Headshots and resumes are appreciated but not required.
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