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Open Auditions for paid roles in LOST IN THE STARS at Union Avenue Opera

at Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis City, MO

AUDITION NOTICE
Call for actors for speaking roles in
Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars at Union Avenue Opera

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 5:30PM TO 7:30PM
UNION AVENUE OPERA, 733 N. UNION BLVD. ST. LOUIS, MO 63108.

QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION EMAIL INFO@UNIONAVENUEOPERA.ORG

ALL ARTISTS MUST REGISTER WITH UAO 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE AUDITION DATE

Audition will consist of a cold reading.

LOST IN THE STARS takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa during 1940’s South African apartheid and tells the story of Stephen Kumalo, a local black preacher, coming to terms with the fact that his son Absalom killed a white man, Arthur Jarvis, and during the course of the show, is sentenced to death. The show deals with issues of racial injustice, inequality and eventually reconciliation.

The principal roles (singing parts) are already cast as is most of the chorus. LOST IN THE STARS will run for two weekends August 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2018 and will have a 3-week rehearsal period beginning July 30th. Candidates must be available nights and weekends during that period and one or two of the larger parts may be called to limited daytime rehearsals during the first 2 weeks (particularly James Jarvis). Stipends are based upon number of lines and stage-time. There are 18 scenes and many of them of are very short, 2 minutes or less.

Rehearsal and Production Dates:
Rehearsal Period: July 30 – August 12 must be available nights and weekends
Dress Rehearsals: August 13, 14, 15 runs start at 8:00pm
Performances: August 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8:00pm
All rehearsal and performance dates should be considered mandatory.
All performances and rehearsals will take place at Union Avenue Opera, 733 N. Union Blvd, STL 63108

SPEAKING ROLES - Description of Roles (in order of appearance):

Grace Kumalo: (Black Female, 40s) Wife Stephen Kumalo and mother of the accused, speaking lines in 2 scenes (1.1 and 1.2) - $800 Stipend

James Jarvis: (White Male, mid 50s) Wealthy white landowner, the largest speaking role, speaking lines in 3 scenes (1.2, 2.1, 2.5) - $1200 Stipend

Arthur Jarvis: (White Male, early 30s) son of James Jarvis, is murdered, speaking lines in 1 scene (1.2) - $800 Stipend

John Kumalo: (Black Male, mid 30s) Brother of Stephen Kumalo, speaking lines in 2 scenes (1.3, 2.1) - $1000 Stipend

Mark Eland: (White Male, early to mid 30s) Parole officer, speaking lines in 4 scenes (1.4, 1.7, 1.9, 1.11) - $1000 Stipend

Absalom Kumalo: (Black Male, 20s) Son of Stephen and Grace, the accused, speaking lines in 3 scenes (1.6, 2.3, and 2.4) - $1000 Stipend

Matthew Kumalo: (Black Male, 20s) Son of John Kumalo, involved in the crime and trial with Absalom and Johannes, a few speaking lines in 3 scenes (1.6, 1.8, 2.3) - $800 Stipend

Johannes Pafuri: (Black Male, 20s) Friend of Matthew and Absalom Kumalo, involved in the crime and trial, a few speaking lines in 3 scenes (1.6, 1.8, 2.3) - $800 Stipend

CHORUS
Audition, Tuesday May 15, 5:30-6:30 PM
Audition will consist of one song of your choosing, memorized. Pianist provided.

CHORUS – we are still looking for 4 chorus members for LOST IN THE STARS – there is a chorus of 24. The score stipulates a “white chorus” and a “black chorus” which most often sing together but have a few moments of just one or the other. These 4 roles are for the “black chorus” (1 alto, 2 tenors, 1 bass). In addition to the above-mentioned rehearsal schedule (nights and evenings), there are 3 mandatory musical rehearsals for the chorus: June 4, 7-10 pm, June 5, 8-10 pm and June 7 8-10 - $500 Stipend


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