Casting Call

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Lone Star Lyric announces auditions for 2022 Summer Festival. Submit request & materials by April 22, 2022 to secure an audition time. (*Submit headshot/resume separately in specified formats and fields provided.)

CALL TYPE / SEEKING
Principal & Featured

Singing Actors of all voice types.

All roles open.

DATES & TIME(S)
Saturday April 23, 9:30a-12:30pm

Call Backs TBD

LOCATION
Lone Star Lyric
1201 Hyde Park Blvd (@ Yoakum)
Houston, TX 77006

PERSONNEL
Kelli Estes, Artistic Director

Andrew Schneider, audition pianist

Rob Hunt, Music Director

Lee Gregory, Casting Advisor

Jim Elliott, Lighting Design

Alicia Chew, Costume Design

 

PRODUCTION
Performances at MATCH with chamber orchestra.


FESTIVAL DATES
Rehearsals June 4-21
Shows - June 24-26
Fri/Sat - 8pm, Sun - 5pm

 

COMPENSATION
All roles paid. (fee includes rehearsals, performances and promotional events)

Internship positions available.

PREPARATION
- Two contrasting arias, one in English, comic if possible

- Actors will read from sides, provided at the auditions.

 

OTHER
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

 

Please do not apply if you cannot be available for all festival dates.

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We look forward to hearing you!

REPERTOIRE
“PREQUELS & SEQUELS” - New Works Series

Ever wondered what happened before or after your favorite opera, film or musical?  Join us for our 16th summer of boutique lyric theater with two new works, commissioned by Lone Star Lyric.

 

MIMÌ'S PERFECT DAY

A farce in one scene by Michael Remson

 

  • Mimì, a healthy young woman in her 20s (soprano)

  • The Magic Mensch, older female, timeless in many ways, caftan and turban, distinctly out of place (alto)

 

HAPPY ENDINGS

A ludicrous singspiel in one scene.

book & lyrics by Kelli Estes, music by Andrew Schneider

 

  • Marcello, failed artist, now a writer, desperate to publish his first book, (traumatic baritone)

  • Ricordi, shady, fast-talking book publisher near bankruptcy, (high-strung tenor)

  • Margaret, cliché undervalued assistant, single, tipsy, (boozy mezzo-soprano)

 

GIANNI SCHICCHI

A comic one-act opera by Giacomo Puccini, sung in English.

 

  • Gianni Schicchi (baritone)

  • Lauretta, his daughter (soprano)

  • Rinuccio, Zita’s nephew, in love with Lauretta (tenor)

  • Zita, Buoso Donati’s cousin (contralto)

  • Simone, Donati’s cousin (bass)

  • Gherardo, Donati’s nephew (tenor)

  • Nella, Gherardo’s wife (soprano)

  • Gherardino, their son (child soprano or contralto)

  • Marco, Simone’s son (baritone)

  • La Ciesca, Marco’s wife (mezzo-soprano)

  • Betto, Donati’s brother-in-law (baritone or bass)

  • Maestro Spinelloccio, a physician (bass)

  • Ser Amantio di Nicolao, a notary (bass)