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P.O Box 1922
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone (734) 973-3264
Fax (734) 973-6281
Email: constu@comcast.net
www.comicoperaguild.org

Comic Opera Guild Casting

AUDITIONS FOR

Fritz KREISLER'S 1919 hit

APPLE BLOSSOMS

SUN., SEP. 24, 7-9:30 PM

Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr., Ann Arbor

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

A prepared song, with sheet music for our accompanist. For chorus, if you do not have sheet music, we will simply vocalize you.

HOW TO SIGN UP

Auditions will be in half hour sessions. We prefer people to sign up for a specific time You may contact us to sign up by calling 734-973-3264, or emailing us at comicoperaguild@gmail.com. These contact numbers may be used for for more information, as well.

Chorus, specifically: we need to hear you primarily to determine vocal range and learn if you want more dance opportunities. If you are able to sing in tune and learn music, we look forward to casting you.

TIMES AVAILABLE:

SIGN UP for 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, or 9:30 pm
Auditions will be in half hour sessions. We prefer people to sign up for the earliest specific half hour. You may use the contact numbers below for more information, as well.

Call: 734-973-3264 or Email:comicoperaguild@gmail.com
For more details, go to comicoperaguild.org

Can’t make the audition? Contact us for options.

BE ON OUR NOTIFICATION LIST

To be notified by email of our auditions for next season, email The Comic Opera Guild at: constu@comcast.net. You will be placed on our notification list.

REHEARSALS

General rehearsals will be held in Ann Arbor, Sunday evenings 7-9:30 pm for general company; additional rehearsals as needed, to be scheduled for principals

ABOUT THE SHOW

RUNS SAT., JAN. 20, 8 PM AND SUN. JAN. 21, 3 PM

CONCORDIA COLLEGE BLACK BOX THEATER

This college romp at the onset of the Roaring Twenties by two world-class musicians is your chance to go back to those happy days of early Broadway.

The young ladies at Cliften College are very demure... they only invite their brothers to visit them. It seems, however, that they have a lot of “brothers”!

When Nancy gets engaged to Polly’s brother, her guardian forces her to abandon him for an arragned marriage. The fiance is not so easily put off, but arrives too late to stop the wedding. Is all lost? Well, a lot can happen between “I do” and the honeymoon!

This revival by the Comic Opera Guild will be presented in concert style, and result in the first recording ever made of this delightful show.

ROLES

Phillip Campbell- A wealthy young society man, popular with everyone

            Range: high baritone or tenor  2 songs, duet, quartet, finale 2,3

 

Richard “Richie” Stewart- Man of similar upbringing, brother of Polly

            Range: baritone. Duet, trio, quartet, finale 1,2,3

 

George Winthrop Jordan- Phillip’s uncle, a pompous businessman

            Range: bass-baritone  Finale 1,2,3

 

Harvey- Phillip’s valet; An English butler type

            Range: baritone  2 duets

 

Nancy Dodge- Uncle George’s niece, and Phillip’s cousin, a pretty but naïve young woman who gets smarter as she goes along

            Range; soprano   4 solos, duet, trio, quartet, finales 1,2,3

           

 Mrs. Anne Merton- A dashing widow and social butterfly, whose admirers are legion

            Range: soprano 2 or mezzo   2 solos, duet, quartet, finales 2,3

 

Julie- Maid to the ladies of society, she possesses useful sophisticated knowledge

            Range: soprano 2   3 duets, finales 1,3 

 

Polly Stewart- Richie’s sister, and a bit of a tomboy

            Range: soprano 2 or mezzo

 

Edith Smithson, Schoolgirl, later bridesmaid

            Range: soprano   Trio in No. 1, sings as part of chorus

 

Mary Fielding, Schoolgirl, later bridesmaid

            Range: mezzo  Trio in No. 1, sings as part of chorus

 

Fran Mason, Schoolgirl, later bridesmaid

            Range: alto  Trio in No. 1, sings as part of chorus

CHORUS of coeds at the college and groomsmen at Phillip’s wedding