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Student Children's auditions for LOST IN THE STARS at Union Avenue Opera

at Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis City, MO

AUDITION NOTICE
Union Avenue Opera is seeking to fill 3 teen/preteen roles
in Kurt Weill’s LOST IN THE STARS

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 4:30PM TO 5:30PM
UNION AVENUE OPERA, 733 N. UNION BLVD. ST. LOUIS, MO 63108.

Questions or to schedule an audition email info@unionavenueopera.org

ALL CHILDREN MUST BE REGISTERED WITH UAO PRIOR TO THE AUDITION DATE AND ACCOMPANIED TO THE AUDITION BY AN ADULT.

LOST IN THE STARS takes place 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 and during the course of the show, is sentenced to death. The show deals with issues of racial injustice, inequality and eventually reconciliation.

Rehearsal and Production Dates:
Rehearsal Period: July 30 – August 12 must be available nights and weekends Will not be called for every rehearsal
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.

Nita – (Black Female, 10 - 15 years of age) a young female villager in the hometown of Stephen Kumalo who has about 5 speaking lines in the first scene of the show. $100 Stipend

Edward Jarvis – (White Male, 10 - 15 years of age) grandson of James Jarvis a wealthy white landowner, son of Arthur Jarvis – has lines in 2 scenes, fairly significant scene-work in one of them. $200 Stipend

Alex – (Black Male, 10 - 15 years of age with UNCHANGED voice) nephew of Stephen Kumalo – a fairly large speaking part, also sings an important song (voice must be unchanged) – would need to be available during the daytime and evenings. $300 Stipend

Audition will consist of a cold reading for all roles. Those auditioning for the role of Alex will be taught a vocal selection at the audition. Children need not prepare anything in advance.

To register your child for an audition please email child's name, DOB, and a picture to info@unionavenueopera.org


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