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Opera Auditions

Chorus auditions will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, for the production of “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), composed by Johann Strauss II. The light-hearted operetta tells of the revenge taken by Dr. Falke on his friend, Gabriel von Eisenstein, for playing a practical joke on him.

Presented by the University theatre program and the department of music, “Die Fledermaus” will be performed in English.

Auditions will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Opera Workshop Class, Fitz Hall 163; and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Fitz Hall 155.

Performers should come dressed to move, and bring a musical selection of their choice — preferably from the classical or golden age of musicals, with English text and sheet music.

Performance dates are Nov. 4, 5 and 6 in Boll Theatre on the University campus.

If cast, chorus members must register for Musical and Opera Workshop, THR 344-01/MUS 390-16, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. These credits don’t count toward a student’s course load, to encourage their participation, said Michelle Hayford, director of the theatre, dance and performance technology program.

For more information, please email dsievers1@udayton.edu or ldunlevy1@udayton.edu

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