Friday, March 18, 2011

Audition Notice for "Belle Epoque Shanghaied"

See if you would like to be a part of this company's blend of theatrre, music and comedy. Good luck!


After the success in December 2009 of “Belle Epoque! “ and the enthusiastic feedbacks on Bellepoque launching concert “A Night with Tosti & Friends”, Arts House February 2011, Bellepoque is proud to present

Belle Epoque Shanghaied

An operetta of intrigue, passion and frivolity at the turn of 20th century, on the notes from the great masters such as Jacques Offenbach, Franz Lehar, Johann Strauss II and many others

To be staged from 8 to 10 December 2011 ‐ at Esplanade Recital Studio –

Directed by Nicole Stinton ‐ Musical Direction by Francesca Lee

We are looking for 3 strong male singers/actors of various ages, and races. 2 tenors (Asian) + 1 baritone (possibly Caucasian or Indian origins)

As this show is more a concert with theatre elements, than a proper musical, the quality of the singing will be the most important.

This play is mainly in English but there are some songs in French/German/Italian and Chinese.

Rehearsal time frame is tentatively 10am to 17pm on weekends, occasionally extra week day rehearsals may occur, mostly in the evenings.

The period of rehearsal is approx.5 weeks before the week of the show, i.e from 12 November 2011.

Ø Audition Dates/Time: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April 2011 (call back) from 2pm

Ø Venue: Theatre at Alliance Francaise, 1 Sarkies Road (by Newton Circus)

Ø What you'll be required to do during the audition:

1. ALL: Sing one number of your choice (choose a song from light opera, operetta, classical style musical theatre, or Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire.

2. TENORS: Sing “Une Grisette mignon” from “Veronique’ by A. Messeger -
No need to speak French, we just wish to check how comfortable you are with foreign languages!

3. BARITONE: Sing “I am the very model of a modern major general” by Gilbert & Sullivan

Music sheets are available on request

Saturday 16th April: You must bring your own pianist or minus one CDs.

Sunday 17th April/call back: pianist will be provided, pls bring your own music sheets

To get an audition appointment : Please e-mail at your singing/performing resume and a recent photo as soon as possible.

For enquiries, please call +65 9018 6358

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