Friday October 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Performance dates: January 21-February 6, 2016
CAMELOT was a favorite of the Kennedy administration, and one of the most popular musicals of the 1960s. Long considered classic, it is based on the legends of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, based on ‘The Once and Future King’ by T.H. White.
* One minute of a song of your choice
* Reading from the script or you may prepare a monologue
Lead roles with solos
Arthur: 30-55 Wise, generous, compassionate and boyish (baritone)
Guenevere: 20-40 young and spirited, loves Arthur but with arrival of Lancelot becomes involved in the famous love triangle (mezzo)
Lancelot: 20-35 self-assured, idealistic, his only weakness is Guenevere (baritone)
Mordred: 20-35 evil illegitimate son of Arthur
Knights: Dinadan, Lionel, Sagramore – several small solos
Morgan La Fey: evil fairy, one solo “speak-sung”
Nimue: nymph who lures Merlyn away, one solo (soprano)
Lead roles without solo songs
Merlyn: famous wizard who teaches Arthur almost everything he knows, only in first 2 scenes
Sir Pellinore: stuffy and funny “British” old knight, very eccentric
Tom of Warwick: young boy, appears at the end
VERY small speaking parts, several big chorus numbers
Nimue, Morgan and Merlyn can double in chorus
Adult women and teens: Ladies in waiting
Adult and young men: knights
Younger boys and girls: pages and squires
Night at the Opera 2016 Auditions
Saturday, November 7, 10am – 12pm, or by appointment before that date if you are unable to attend the Saturday open audition.
Looking for singers and lovers of opera. Directed by Glynis Wood and produced by Mary Williams, A Night at the Opera 2016 will feature several choral selections including the short “Grasshopper.” Other arias and small group numbers will be selected to complete the 90 minute program. The ensemble will tentatively rehearse weekly after the first of January, and performances are scheduled for February 26 & 27, 2016.
For auditions prepare to sing one minute of your choice to demonstrate your range. Auditions will be timed. You may bring a pianist to accompany you, or bring your music and a pianist will sight read it if necessary. For more information or for an audition appointment contact Director Glynis Wood at email@example.com.