SPRING 2022 AUDITION INFORMATION
Pacific Opera Project intends to make these auditions as easy, efficient, and equitable as possible for both the singer and the casting directors. All auditions will be by video submission, with possible live callbacks to follow. All roles in Into the Woods and I Can't Breathe are available.
We've provided sheet music and accompaniment tracks for specific excerpts from ITW and ICB at www.pacificoperaproject.com/auditions. These are the selections we would like to hear. You are welcome to use the tracks or hire a pianist. Expensive studio recordings are not necessary. Save your money. A recording with a phone in your living room is perfectly acceptable, as long as we can see and hear you clearly.
**ONLY SUBMIT THE SELECTION WE'VE ASKED FOR AND PROVIDED FOR INTO THE WOODS -- whether you hire a pianist or use the tracks .**
If you have video from a live performance of ITW, you may submit that in place of a new recording. (Please hyperlink or cut your video to the places we've asked for. )
For ICB, please submit the excerpt for the character(s) you are interested in. You are encouraged to also submit a song or aria in a similar style.
Any aria or song can be submitted for Iolanta chorus.
SHEET MUSIC, SIDES, AND TRACKS FOR ITW AND ICB
Available in Google Drive or Dropbox
SPRING 2022 SEASON INFORMATION
By P. Tchaikovsky
Paid (section leaders) and volunteer chorus positions available for all voice types. The chorus part is brief in Iolanta, but beautiful. A score, IPA, transliteration, translation, and Russian coaching will be provided far in advance. Rehearsals will be minimal until tech week. Rehearsals begin March 3. Dress rehearsals March 17 and 18. Performances March 20, 26, and 27 at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo.
Local artists only please.
I CAN'T BREATHE
POP will present the West Coast Premiere at The El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA May 13, 14, 15. Rehearsals will begin around May 1. Housing and travel provided for out of town artists.
“I Can’t Breathe” was inspired by and written in the wake of repeated instances of fatal police brutality perpetrated against African Americans. It tells the stories of six individuals from different walks of life. Lives that are forever changed by innocent interactions with law enforcement gone wrong. It highlights how manners, appearance, education, and not even compliance are enough to protect people of color from a system trained to treat them as inherently dangerous. The piece is presented as a series of six separate monodramas that eventually come together to ask the question, “How many more”?
The Mother (Soprano)
Early/Mid 40s, just past prime, protective, strict; African-American
The Athlete (Tenor)
Late Teens, Early 20s youthful and full of energy; African-American
The Thug (Baritone) Late 20s, young but aged, both charming and caustic: African-American
The Scholar (Lyric Baritone)
Mid 20s, fresh out of grad school, clean cut, intelligent; African-American
The Father (Bass) Mid 30’s Family man Quiet, but not necessarily introverted: African-American
The Lover (Mezzo) Mid 30s Strong willed, and caring. Caucasian
Possible SATB Chorus
INTO THE WOODS
By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
A massive outdoor production at one of LA’s iconic outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens, July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2022. Rehearsals will begin around June 15. Due to the large cast size and intensity of the rehearsal process, only artists with housing and transportation in LA will be considered in most cases.
All roles are open:
The Baker’s Wife
Little Red Ridinghood