Audition Announcement – Singers & Actors
Lone Star Lyric announces auditions for its 11th Summer Lyric Theater season.Email LoneStarLyric@gmail.com with the subject AUDITION, attach your headshot and resume to request a date/time. Please submit your request & materials by April 19, 2016 to secure an audition time.
If you have performed with LSL in the past, please email us with your interest.
DATES & TIME(S)
Saturday, April 22 10a-1p
Sunday, April 23 2p-5p
Lone Star Lyric
1201 Hyde Park Blvd (@ Yoakum behind Niko Niko's)
Houston, TX 77006
Kelli Estes, Artistic Director
Andrew Schneider, pianist
FESTIVAL DATES & LOCATION
Rehearsals June 5-15
WHITE HOT Summer Cab - June 17, 18, 23
VIVA LA MAMMA - June 16, 24, 25
Fri/Sat - 8pm, Sun - 5pm
All performances at:
3400 Main St. (@Holman) Houston, TX 77002
All roles paid. (fee includes rehearsals, performances and promotional events). Internship positions available.
Singing Actors of all voice types.
WHITE HOT Summer Cabaret - music from the American Songbook
VIVA LA MAMMA by Gaetano Donizetti
Two-act chamber opera, in English and Italian
-Corilla Sartinecchi – the prima donna, Soprano
-Stefano* – her husband, Baritone
-Luigia Boschi – the seconda donna, Soprano
-Agatha* – her mother, Bass-Baritone
-Dorotea Caccini – the mezzo-soprano, Mezzo Soprano
-Guglielmo Antolstoinolonoff – the tenor, Tenor
-Vincenzo Biscroma* – the composer, Baritone
-Orazio Prospero – the librettist, Bass
-The Impressario, Baritone
Prepare 2-3 selections from:
- American Songbook (1910-1960) one up-tempo, one ballad in desired key.
- Opera aria, English if possible
- Broadway song
Bring head shot and resume
Accompanist will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Please do not apply if you cannot be available for all the Festival Dates.
If you have performed with LSL in the past please send us an email.
_______________________________________________________________VIVA LA MAMMA Synopsis
What could be funnier than an opera about an opera, particularly if you throw more than one prima donna into the mix? At the beginning of the opera, we meet a company in rehearsal, a prima donna refusing to take direction, and a director pulling his hair out in frustration. Not that any of the other principals are much better: everyone is acting the diva, even though, in the case of the lead tenor, the singer can barely perform the part he has been given. When the larger-than-life mother of the seconda donna, Mamma Agatha, storms onto the scene, demanding that her daughter be given an aria of her own, the company loses half its cast, opening the way for her (Agatha) to make her stage debut alongside the prima donna’s husband. Just as the production threatens to become a fiasco, Mamma Agatha saves the day by financing the show just as the director learns that his original backers have abandoned the project.
LSL'S Summer Cabaret is the perfect indoor picnic with spicy favorites from the Great American Songbook. Some would call it a cocktail concert with no dress code. Located in Midtown, LSL converts MATCH’s Black Box 1 into a gorgeous new venue drawn from New York nightclub history—but the style it evokes is that of the deluxe anything-goes speakeasy. Backed by a veteran jazz trio, this New York-style show will save you the trip to the Big Apple.