::AUDITION NOTICE:::
Opera Wyoming is holding auditions for:
Jonathan Larson's “Rent”

 

Directed by Steven Spicher
Choreographed by Aaron Wood

Music Direction by Emily Quintana

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 15-24


Auditions: Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th 5-8 pm
Callbacks: Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Location: The Lyric, 230 W Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, WY 82601
Sign up for a time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eafae2fa1f5cf8-rent

 

PLEASE PREPARE:

Please sing a one-minute cut of a song in the style of the show. Selections from the show are okay! Bring prepared sheet music. A piano accompanist will be available. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move.

 

If you are auditioning for the role of Mark or Roger, please prepare the opening number, "Rent". Music will be provided for you to learn when you sign up for an audition. You may be asked to learn a cut of a song for callbacks.


Character Breakdown: 
Roger Davis

A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive. The actor playing this role must be a good actor and an excellent singer with a rock edge. Guitar skills are desired, but are not required.
Gender: male
Vocal range: Rock Tenor
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F2


Mark Cohen
Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd. The actor playing this role must be a strong singer and actor. He dances the Tango with Joanne, so good movement skills are also required.
Gender: male
Vocal range: Tenor
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2


Tom Collins
A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive. The actor playing this role must be an excellent singer and actor who is comfortable with same sex-physical intimacy.
Gender: male
Vocal range: Baritone
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: F#2


Benjamin Coffin III
The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth. The actor playing this role must be a good singer and actor.
Gender: male
Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Joanne Jefferson
A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen. The actress playing this role must be an excellent singer and a good actress. She must be comfortable with same sex-physical intimacy. Since she dances the tango with Mark, good movement skills are also required.
Gender: female
Vocal range: Soprano Belt
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Angel Dumott Schunard
The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom's lover. The actor playing this role must be an excellent actor, singer, and mover. He must be comfortable with same-sex physical intimacy and a drag queen persona, including dancing in heels. Percussionist skills desired but not required.
Gender: male
Vocal Range: Tenor with falsetto
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3


Mimi Marquez
An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft. The actress playing this role must be a strong singer, dancer, and exceptional actress. She must be able to convincingly portray the struggles of heroin addiction, sexual promiscuity, and HIV/AIDS, while still maintaining the optimism of youth.
Gender: female
Vocal range: Mezzo
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3


Maureen Johnson
An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne. The actress playing this role must be an excellent singer and actress. She must be comfortable with same-sex physical intimacy.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Ensemble
Homeless Men & Women; Junkies, Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson); Support Group (Steve, Gordon)

 

NOTICES:

  • At this time, as an amateur theater company, all roles are accepted on a volunteer basis. If you are offered a role and live outside of the Casper area, housing and a per diem will be provided.

  • RENT features many adult themes, including sex, drug use, profanity, and same-sex intimacy. Due to the adult nature of RENT, all actors must be over 18 at the time of auditions.

For any questions or clarification please Email: info@operawyoming.org or call 307-333-1688.

Rent is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com 

Upcoming Opportunities
 

To submit your materials, or to ask a question, email us at info@operawyoming.org or use the button below.

Instrumentalists

Submit a letter of interest, or resume and audition clips to info@operawyoming.org if you are interested in any of the following opportunities.

Rent

Keyboard, Bass, Drums, Guitar. Rehearsals and performances July 2022. Sipend, per diem and travel provided. 

La Boheme

Rehearsal pianist, Accordion, Bass, Violin, Guitar. Rehearsals and performances July 2022. Stipend, per diem and travel provided. 

 

Volunteers

Submit a letter of interest to info@operawyoming.org if you are interested in any of the following opportunities.

Box Office/Ushers

Sell tickets, check ticket holders in, help patrons to their seats.

Needed for Nunset Boulevard: May 6-May 22

Upcoming shows include Rent and La Boheme in July.

Stage Hands/Tech

Stage hands, lighting board operators, and sound board operators are needed for Nunset Boulevard in May and Rent and La Boheme in July.

Stage Managers

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers are needed for La Boheme in July. A small stipend may be available.

 

Directors

Submit a letter of interest, and/or resume to info@operawyoming.org if you are interested in any of the following opportunities.

Music Director - La Boheme Summer 2022

We are working on an innovative new arrangement of La Boheme for a quartet of accordion, violin, bass, and guitar. If you are interested in working with this group and singers, please send your materials to info@operawyoming.org

Directors/Music Directors/Choreographers - 2022/2023 Season 

If you are interested in directing a show with Opera Wyoming next year, please send a letter of interest to info@operawyoming.org to receive more information. We are trying something new this season and would like to work with you on producing your passion project and connecting you with artists who share your vision. Whether you have worked with us before or are interested in finding out what we are about, we are interested in hearing your ideas.

Operas, musicals, concerts, or other ideas will be considered.

Singer/Actor Auditions

Submit a letter of interest, or resume and audition clips to info@operawyoming.org if you are interested in any of the following opportunities.

La Boheme

Seeking submissions for the roles of Alcindoro/Benoit, Musetta, Rodolfo, Schaunard and Colline. You can submit your materials to info@operawyoming.org. A small stipend will be provided along with travel and per diem if cast from outside of the Casper, Wyoming area.

2022/2023 Season

Auditions for our 5th season will take place in Summer of 2022. Casper and Wyoming performers prepare two songs or arias that showcase what you do best. More details to come soon!

Designers

Submit a letter of interest and/or resume info@operawyoming.org if you are interested in any of the following opportunities.

Lighting, Set, Costume,  and Sound Designers for Summer 2022 and beyond

If you have experience or are looking for experience designing shows, please reach out to us regarding upcoming opportunities. Check back here or email us to be put on our mailing list for more specific upcoming opportunities.