General Audition Information
VLOG generally produces two shows each year. In early September, we audition for our fall Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. In early January, we audition for our spring production, which is usually a traditional Broadway musical or a non-G&S operetta. The fall production is performed for over two weekends in November and the spring musical is performed over two weekends in April. Although VLOG is a non-Equity, membership company, auditions for all roles, including all principal roles, are open to everyone.
The show is cast only from those who attend an audition in person - pictures and resumes are not accepted by mail or any other method.
Each of our shows is fully staged, costumed. Please note that none of performers are paid since this is a volunteer company. Ensemble rehearsals are usually held on Monday and Thursday evenings, with additional rehearsals for principals scheduled at other times.
VLOG always welcomes backstage and offstage volunteers. If you are interested in participating in a non-performing capacity you are encouraged to come to any audition night to let us know your interests and to meet with members of the company. If you have any other questions about VLOG, please feel free to use our contact page. Thank you for your interest in The Village Light Opera Group and we look forward to meeting you!
England 1773: Music, Manners & Mischief
The Village Light Opera Group is casting a Fall 2013 world-premiere staging of a new musical, Accommodating Kate, with performances from Oct 4th through 6th at the Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College. This is a staging with dancing, grand piano, minimal costume and props, no sets.
Book & Lyrics by Peter Knopp, Music by Peter Homans. Based on She Stoops to Conquer by William Goldsmith.
William Remmers, Stage/Music Director
Producer, Ilene Skeen
All cast members are required to pay $50 membership dues, complete 10 production work hours, and sell 10 tickets.
Auditions will be held on:
- Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:30-9:30pm
- Thursday, May 23rd from 6:30-9:30pm
Callbacks will be held on:
- Wednesday, May 29nd from 6:30-9:30pm
- Thursday, May 30rd from 6:30-9:30pm
Prepare one classic Broadway or operetta song (must be memorized). Bring a copy for the pianist, double-sided, hole-punched, and in a three-ring binder.
Approximatly 15 parts:
Richard Hardcastle - Bass-baritone (Highest note: E-flat above middle C)
Tony Lumpkin - Bass-baritone
Charles Marlow - Baritone. Highest note: E above middle C. An ardent, lyrical upper register is desirable
George Hastings - Baritone. Highest note: E above middle C. Can do top notes in falsetto as called for by the comic situation.
Dorothy Hardcastle - Mezzo soprano or alto
Kate Hardcastle - Soprano or mezzo.Highest note: F an octave and a half above middle C. Capable of a "Broadway" sound.
Constance Neville - Alto
Landlord & Ale House Gang: bass, bass-baritone, tenor (comic falsetto)
Male Servants: Bass, bass-baritone, baritone, tenor,
Maids: At least two - soprano, alto
Kick-off party June 8 to introduce the writer & composer and songs. Singers will have the rare opportunity to work with the composer before rehearsals begin in mid-August.
Contact: Ilene Skeen, 917-806-7992.
All auditions and callbacks will be held at The Dewar Center