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Auditions
Lone Star Lyric Theater Festival
1201 Hyde Park Blvd. Houston, TX 77006
p. 917.414.9577 e. LSL@lonestarlyric.org
To request an audition, please fill out the form below and email a recent headshot & resume to LoneStarLyric@gmail.com (jpg, pdf, doc, xls formats only).  We look forward to hearing you!

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.
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CALL TYPE
Principal

DATES & TIME(S)
Saturday, April 22 10a-1p
Sunday, April 23 2p-5p

LOCATION

Lone Star Lyric
1201 Hyde Park Blvd (@ Yoakum behind Niko Niko's)
Houston, TX 77006

PERSONNEL
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:
MATCH
3400 Main St. (@Holman) Houston, TX 77002

COMPENSATION
All roles paid. (fee includes rehearsals, performances and promotional events). Internship positions available.
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SEEKING

Singing Actors of all voice types.

REPERTOIRE
WHITE HOT
Summer Cabaret - music from the American Songbook

VIVA LA MAMMA by Gaetano Donizetti
Two-act chamber opera, in English and Italian
 Roles (*cast):
   -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

PREPARATION
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.

OTHER
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.

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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.


WHITE HOT
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.

Lone Star Lyric – Internship/Apprentice Artist Program
Revised: April 2017

Overview of Operations / Marketing & Social Media / Performance Internships
Start and end dates will depend on the internship for which you are applying.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
LoneStarLyric@gmail.com with the subject “Internship.”

At this time, LSL does not have funding to support paid internship positions. In most cases, college credit is available.
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Summer Festival Interns…
will assist and participate in three areas of the Festival; Operations & Administration, Stage Management and Performance. Interns will coordinate schedules & materials for artists, distribute marketing materials, recruit and manage volunteers, backstage setup and strike, run the box office at each performance & event and be on-site to see first hand how the action unfolds. When appropriate roles are available, interns will understudy lead roles, sing chorus and perform minor roles (audition required). The Summer Festival internship will start in May and at the end of July.

A music background is required for all education internships. College students working towards bachelors, masters or doctorate in music performance or education are encouraged to apply. Serious high school students may be considered.
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EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Operations/Special Events

• Update patron data in the Constant Contact/data base system and LSL donor data base.
• Process donation letters the using Constant Contact/data base, and send out thank you letters to patrons of LSL. (Enter data from donations in Constant Contact/data base, draft thank you letters, update data in Donor/Contributor spreadsheet, stuff/mail thank you letters to recipients)
• Assist the Development/Special Events manager with festival event logistics (organize event signage, set up green room, front of house, box office etc., prep/stuff playbills)
• Edit the LSL website using Webstarts. (add hyperlinks to sponsor websites from JPEG files of sponsor logos)
• Draft artist schedules for the Festival artists
• Coordinate volunteer efforts for the LSL festival (send out emails to volunteers, assign volunteer duties for each LSL festival event, serve as main contact for volunteers, recruit volunteers for LSL festival)
• Monitored volunteers at the 2017 LSL festival events

Marketing/Social Media
• Post marketing materials
• Deliver vouchers to hotel sponsors of the LSL festival
• Edit LSL website using Webstarts. (add hyperlinks, update graphics, videos etc.)
• Post event information on Facebook, Twitter, Artshound, CultureMap, Houston Press, Houston Chronicle etc.

Stage Management/Performance
• Coordinate schedules & materials for artists, distribute marketing materials, recruit and manage volunteers, backstage setup and strike, run the box office at each performance & event and be on-site to see first hand how the action unfolds.
• When appropriate roles are available, interns will understudy lead roles, sing chorus and perform minor roles (audition required).


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for an internship without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status7