I am excited to be directing The Cave: A Folk Opera, written by Melanie Rose Thomas, this spring! We are holding auditions for the following parts in mid-January:
THE MASTER: Lead, Male, 30s, Baritone/Bass. The self-proclaimed “Master” of The Cave. He takes advantage of those in need by bargaining for their eternal servitude in his underground occult society. As with the archetype of “The Beast,” his self-loathing manifests in cruelty towards others. However, when Willow arrives in The Cave, his thoughts and actions begin to change, ultimately leading to his redemption.
ONDINE/LEILA: Supporting, Female, Late 20s, Alto. Ondine, sister to Willow, loses patience with her opium-addicted father and decides to start anew. Leila lives in The Cave, and is The Master’s lover. She came to The Cave by choice. Dark, Fiery, and Seductive.
THE FATHER: Supporting, Male, 50s-60s, Any vocal range. A loving father to 3 daughters, a ship merchant. After the loss of his wife, The Father tries to escape his pain in the opium den, which ultimately leads to his demise.
MUSICIANS: Seeking Piano, Guitar, and Cello. Folk instruments such as Mandolin, Harp, etc. also welcome to apply. Multi-instrumentalists strongly encouraged.
Full casting notice and information about how to apply can be found here: