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Auditions Set for Light Opera of New Jersey's Production of "In the Heights"
A U D I T I O
WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
WHERE: South Orange Performing
Arts Center, One SOPAC Way. South Orange, NJ 07079
Light Opera of New Jersey
continues its 26th Season of operetta and musical theatre with a
production of Tony award-winning In the Heights. Based on a book
by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel
Jeffrey Fiorello directs
the production with musical direction by Gonzalo Valencia.
Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the
neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan.
At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after
the aging Cuban woman next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working
in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and
escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile,
Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the
neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for
her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better
life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the
close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.
The score features hip-hop,
salsa, merengue and soul music.
Auditions are open to
PRE-REGISTERED actors only. Registration must be done online,
in advance of audition dates. Be prepared to upload your
headshot and resume.For those
who cannot or, because of COVID, prefer not to audition live, we will
also accept links to videos of one or more of your
performances. Auditions, either live or on video, will be
by REGISTRATION ONLY through our online registration form. Be
prepared to sing 16-32 bars of your musical selection. An
accompanist will be provided.
Those previously cast for
roles in our canceled production in 2020/2021 and who are still
interested in performing should also register. They need not
attend the March 12 audition; rather they will automatically advance
to the Callback round to be held on March 19.