Laredo College Holds Opera Musical Theater Auditions

Theatrical productions are back at Laredo College and making the dreams of many actors come true with the upcoming auditions of an opera musical production in the spring.

Laredo College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will bring humorous characters to life during the Spring 2022 production of “HMS Pinafore.”

The department is looking for talented actors, actresses and singers to join the musical opera, which is expected to fill the stage with humor in March 2022.

Auditions will take place by appointment only on December 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. No experience is necessary to audition, but the person must have singing or acting abilities, problem-solving skills, and a team spirit.

The department is looking for around twenty actors, comedians and singers aged 16 and over.

The play takes place on the Royal Navy’s HMS Pinafore. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, is in love with an underclass sailor, Ralph Rackshaw. Her father, however, intends to marry her to the First Lord of the Royal Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter. She accepts her father’s wishes, but Sir Joseph points out that in marriage both parties are on an equal footing. The plan backfires and encourages Josephine and the young sailor to plan their escape. When the Captain discovers the plan and attempts to prevent it, secrets are revealed that flip the board and put people back together for the unexpected. A delightful comic happy ending occurs.

Prepared songs are encouraged but not required. Selected scenes will be provided to those who audition to read and sing. Performers should wear clothing that allows them to move freely during auditions.

The director will make the final selection with advice from other professionals. Selected cast members who are eligible will be required to enroll in the Opera Musical Theater course at Laredo College. Those enrolling in the Spring 2022 semester will only pay a fee since the institution will be offering a tuition discount program. Scholarships and payment plans are also available.

The course begins on January 18 and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Rehearsals will take place throughout the week.

For more information or to schedule an audition, contact LC at 956-721-5334 or email us at [email protected]