Saturday, July 8, 2017



Light Opera of New Jersey will be holding open auditions for their upcoming season:

WHEN: Sunday August 20th 1-4pm; Wednesday August 23rd 7-10pm
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 140 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge NJ

  • Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Please email with your headshot and resume for consideration.

PRODUCTIONS and ROLES for 2017-2018 Season

Gilbert and Sullivan's Pattermania
Directed by William Corson
October 27th and 28th 2017 in Basking Ridge, NJ

This show will include an abridged version of both The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. All parts open. Additional "patter" songs and other songs will be performed.

  • Soprano: will sing parts of Mabel (Pirates) and Yum Yum (Mikado)           
  • Mezzo: will sing parts of Ruth (Pirates) and Buttercup (Pinafore)
  • Tenor: will sing parts on Frederic (Pirates) and Nanki Poo (Mikado)
  • Comic Baritone: will sing parts of Major General (Pirates) and Ko Ko (Mikado)
  • Baritone: will sing parts of Pirate King (Pirates) and Captain (Pinafore)
  • Bass Baritone: will sing parts of Sergeant (Pirates) and Sir Roderic (Ruddigore)
  • Ensemble of 2 to 3 to a part: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

This show will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Gilbert and Sullivan experience a strong plus. All positions paid.

Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment (in English)
Directed by Jamie Baer Peterson and Lauran Fulton Corson
Conducted by Michael Avagliano

March 23rd and 24th, 2018 in Basking Ridge, NJ

  • Marie, a vivandière, coloratura soprano C4-C6           
  • Tonio, a young Tyrolean, tenor leggiero with solid C5
  • Sergeant Sulpice, bass E2-D4
  • The Marquise of Berkenfield, contralto B3-F#5
  • Hortensius, a butler, bass E2-C#4
  • A corporal, bass/baritone G2-E4
  • The Duchess of Crakentorp, spoken role
  • A notary, spoken role (also in men's ensemble)
  • Men's ensemble two bass, two bari/tenor 2, two tenor 1

If you would like to be considered for the role of Marie or Tonio, please prepare an aria from the show and sing it in English or French. All other roles, please sing an aria in English, French or Italian by Donizetti or Rossini.

The show will be in English with a chamber orchestra with members of the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra. All roles also must speak dialogue. And you will be asked to read if we are considering you for a role. All positions paid.

Summer Musical Theater show, July 2018, to be announced.  Auditions for this show will be February 2018.