OPERATIVO

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OPERATIVO HOUSTON'S

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

MENTORING PROGRAM

Do you teach, have, or know any young talent that would love some experience onstage?

If so, take a moment to consider having your child sing with Operativo Houston!

 

Operativo Houston is a company about educating and giving performers experience in the field, we are now offering the same chance to elementary through high school-ers (and even up through first few years in college) by having them perform alongside our local professionals in our new Emerging Artist Program and Young Artist Programs!

Dates Information:

Emerging and Young Artist Auditions will be on February 8th, 2020 at MATCH in the Rehearsal Rooms. There will be a second round of auditions on March 28th, 2020.

Summer 2021

You cannot miss more than 5 full rehearsals that you are called to. Please do not apply if you can't make the schedule work. There are always plenty of opportunities at Operativo.

Rehearsal Dates for Light in the Piazza:

 

Begins: July 12, 2021-August 11, 2021 (5 weeks)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ 5:00pm-9:00pm
ALL CAST/CREW/DESIGN STAFF MEETING ON JULY 12TH @ 5PM, MANDATORY!

 

MATCH Theater Rehearsal times:

Guest Cast - 08/09 6PM-11PM, 08/11 12PM-4PM

Emerging Cast - 08/10 6PM-11PM, 08/11 6PM-11PM


Shows: Guest Cast - August 12th,14th@7:30pm

Emerging Cast - August 13th @7:30pm

Emerging Cast - August 15th @3:30pm

Young Frankenstein 2021

​​​​Program dates:

Music rehearsals July 12th. Staging Rehearsals begin late July 15th.

 

 

Guest Artist cast (professionals Ben Boskoff, Emily Moses) | Emerging Artist cast (Zac Richardson, Jillian Maxwell)

Helpful information! (most questions are answered here!)

Guest Artists (GA)

Adult auditioners (completed at least a bachelors or masters degree, except for the younger aged roles) are encouraged to apply. Casting is usually pre-determined, however, a good audition may tip the scales from the original plan. See the "Get Involved" tab under the "Auditions" Section. Payment for these roles are $300 each role. You will be expected to be memorized by first staging rehearsal. If you are not performing up to standard, please know for the children's need for professional example, you will be cut and replaced by the child doubled with you. We encourage you to interact with the children and hopeful professionals and teach them things if they do not know. We pay you to basically lead by example.

Emerging Artists (EA)

Hardworking high school juniors/seniors (by fall of 2019) and young degree seeking college students and Houston area professionals are encouraged to audition this year for the Emerging Artist positions. Highly competitive for the lead roles, and will be selected as students that can serve as EXAMPLES to younger students. Lack of preparation by end of week 1 of staging rehearsals will result in IMMEDIATE termination and replacement. These positions are low tution ($100) to be looked upon as a competitive pay to sing! (other programs average out to $4,000+!) If you are a college level student, know you will receive free resume reviews, single online only headshot (you will have the option to pay for a print out version), and honest vocal feedback from us to discuss with your teachers. There will also be an attempt made to get you all a single free coaching, but we will be contacting area coaches to determine if that will be a possibility. Potential for one to be a dance captain if you have experience in dance on your resume or show particular skill in dance.

Young Artist Program (YAP)

Ideally are high-schoolers through sophomores in college looking to pursue a musical performance degree of some kind. Will cast up to age 23 for voices needing time for development (ex: large voices not ready to transition). Will perform compramario and lead roles. Tuition required. We also encourage promising talent from Upper Middle School young performers if they are capable of handling risque sexual humor. Will perform as chorus, extras, covers, and compramario roles (there are 46 ROLES here! Please know you will have PLENTY to add to your resume!). Potential to also be a dance captain here. If you are young, know your chance is good to be a dance captain as most are singers who move. Tuition required. ($300 per actor, $40 less than previous show.)

Covers (EA and YAP)

This year all students that are only covers and ensemble members WILL have a cover performance with donation jar in the rehearsal space on Saturday, August 16th, 2021. Emerging Artists will be the chorus and ensemble for the cover performance. Audience will be small and invited.

Scholarships

Stay tuned, working on finding grants for said scholarships. If you have information on obtaining grants from previous local theater experience please let us know at operativohouston@gmail.com

Tuition Requirement Details:

Tuition will be $100 for Emerging Artists & $300Young Artists with named roles or covers per student. If a parent is working in Costume design or Head Set Builder and are saving us money, this will nullify tuition for up to two performers. Parents that are involved as actors in a production will be known as Guest Artists and they will be free of tuition. If tuition is too high, we will sponsor fund raising for each child (ex: bake sale, chipotle night, benefit concert) for you to earn money at. If there are families of 4 or more children, we will only charge for up to 3 children for a single production, but we ask for help fundraising at events and our main-stage concerts. Tuition is non-refundable (except in extreme circumstances), being cut for lack of preparation also earns no refund.

Coachings:

We will be coaching the kids throughout the process to get their part down. However, we will NOT be teaching them their notes or lines in rehearsal, they must come memorized so we can work on the art. If you need private voice lessons, you may ask any of the guest artists or the director Brian Yeakley, lessons outside of rehearsal are in home and at your own expense.

COVER RUN:

We will be doing a cover run this year, it will be included in contracts and will be a private invite-only event the day after the closing show. We have rented the theater for this day. Family members will be invited along with anyone who is approved. May only be run with piano and conductor. See below for cover assignments based on casting.

Role Specific Rules for Light in the Piazza 2020:


Guest Artist roles available (9 spots, Artists are paid $300):
Frederick, light color baritone/tenor

Igor, bright or character tenor belter

Elisabeth, high belter capable of Chenowith-type speaking voice

Frau Blucher, mezzo-soprano or contralto operatic or belted will be fine

Inga, capable to yodel, premiered by Sutton Foster so may be soprano or mezzo (we suggest Sound of Music for auditions)

Monster, must be able to bari-tenor for end of show, but otherwise should be total ham

Investigator Kemp, baritone, may be doubled as Hermit

Hermit, baritone lower extension, may be doubled as Kemp

Victor, baritone with higher belt extension


Tiers below this point require tuition.

 

Emerging Artist roles available (9 spots, tuition $100):

Frederick, light color baritone/tenor

Igor, bright or character tenor belter

Elisabeth, high belter capable of Chenowith-type speaking voice

Frau Blucher, mezzo-soprano or contralto operatic or belted will be fine

Inga, capable to yodel, premiered by Sutton Foster so may be soprano or mezzo (we suggest Sound of Music for auditions)

Monster, must be able to bari-tenor for end of show, but otherwise should be total ham

Investigator Kemp, baritone, may be doubled as Hermit

Hermit, baritone lower extension, may be doubled as Kemp

Victor, baritone with higher belt extension

All the roles above will be singing in the ensemble on the professional nights. This is so if reviewers come to our show, you will have a chance to entice them to see your night.

Emerging Artist roles available (45 spots but can take down to 9 people, tuition $300):

Herald (M1)

Ziggy (Male)

Woman Villager

Male Villager 1

Male Villager 2

Male Villager 3

Ziggettes (3)

Student #1

Student #2

Student #3

Mr. Hilltop

Telegraph "Boy"

Steward

Seeing-off Woman 1

Purser

Seeing-off Woman 2

Shoeshine "Man"

Mordecai (low voice)

Mad Scientist 1

Mad Scientist 2

Mad Scientist 3

Mad Scientist 4

Male Villager 4

Male Villager 5

Village Quartet Lead

Village Quartet Tenor

Village Quartet Baritone

Village Quartet Bass (need a low E)

Villager Group 1

Villager Group 2

Solo Villager 1

Solo Villager 2

Solo Villager 3

Masha

Sasha

Tasha

Basha

Bob (will be using a true bass)

Offstage Voices

Count Dracula (ideally a parent)

Special Thanks:

Operativo Houston Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization of Texas

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