KCC Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop auditions for “A Night at the Theater” are Sept. 2

A collage of five photos of Opera Workshop performers rehearsing.

Open auditions for roles in Kellogg Community College’s fall Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop production “A Night at the Theater” – the College’s first Opera Workshop production since 2019 – will be held Sept. 2 on campus in Battle Creek.

The auditions are open to the general public as well as KCC students and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, in the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center auditorium on campus at 450 North Ave. Those accepted must register for the MUSI 297 (for-credit) or MUSI C297 (non-credit) course at KCC.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

The show will include scenes and selections from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury,” Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bὸheme,” Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and Jonathan Larson’s “Rent.” 

“A Night at the Theater” audition slots must be scheduled in advance with Director Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard by sending an email request with a preferred audition time to case-blanchardg@kellogg.edu or by calling 269-565-7859 by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.

Those auditioning are encouraged to prepare a classical or musical theatre song in any language that best demonstrates their vocal abilities, and should plan to sing a few scales under the guidance of the director as part of the audition process. It’s also recommended they bring their own accompanist; if a KCC accompanist is needed, they must email audition materials to Cynthia Garn at cynleegarn8@gmail.com at least 72 hours before their audition.

“A Night at the Theatre” will show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Binda Performing Arts Center on campus. Those selected for the cast must commit to participating in rehearsals from 6 to 9 p.m. on select Monday evenings beginning in September as well as to the provided tech week rehearsal schedule up through and including the final Opera/Musical Workshop scheduled performances.

Director Case-Blanchard said all voice parts are needed, and if an individual is not offered a principal role, there may be opportunities to participate in one of the ensembles.

For more information about music programming at KCC, visit kellogg.edu/music.

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