Friday, September 16, 2011

LOC Looking For a Little Free Help on Stage

"The Lyric Opera of Chicago is looking for extras to play henchmen, soldiers, gravediggers and noblewomen. The Lyric Opera says auditions will start in September and run on certain dates throughout the beginning of next year. They're looking for dozens of extras to play everything from villagers in Mozart's The Magic Flute to Ethiopian prisoners in Verdi's Aida. Auditions take place at the Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago. Extras, or supernumeraries, are unpaid volunteers. They receive $15 per rehearsal and performance to pay for transportation costs. Children who play extras can apply for grants to pay for transportation costs. The opera says attendance at all rehearsals and performances is mandatory." [Source]