Auditions scheduled for Edinburgh performance
Lake Tahoe Community College theater department will perform Aug. 7-14 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Open auditions for actors, singers and dancers for the original rock opera “Lysistrata’s War” will begin at 7 p.m. March 14 and 15 at in the LTCC theater. There are roles for 17 principal singers plus chorus and roles for dancers. There also will also be crew positions.
This is an opportunity to perform before an international audience as well as being able to watch and connect with other performers and shows in one of the largest theater festivals in the world. Program dates are July 29 through Aug. 14. The price is $1,565 and includes accommodations at Napier University within a 10-minute walk to theater venues, single rooms with shared kitchen and dining/living area, two dinners, and entrance to Edinburgh Castle. Group airfare is available for $950, which includes ground transportation to and from accommodations. It does not include airline imposed departure tax, fees, and fuel surcharges, estimated at $199.
An entire copy of the libretto and character list can be found at http://www.geocities.com/voxdoc/LysistratasWar/. Audition songs are available at http://www.ltcconline.net/hamilton/lysistrata_auditions.htm. There are pdf sheet music files as well as midi and mp3 downloads.
For the singing audition, prepare one or two of the following items:
— Lysistrata (Soprano-high belt, G2-F4) “I am Athenian”
— Calonice (Soprano, A2-F#4) “I Know I Still Love Him”
— Myrrhine (Alto, F#2-D4) “I Miss You”
— Philo (Tenor, B1-G3) “I Miss You Reprise”
— Cinesias (Baritone, A1-F3) “It’s the Duty, I Miss You Reprise”
— Magistrate (Bass-Baritone, G1-Eb3) “The Confrontation.”
Dancers will be taught a routine at the audition. People interested in crew should come to the audition for an interview. For more information contact David Hamilton, (530) 541-4660, Ext. 240 or e-mail Hamilton@ltcc.edu.
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