FAQ’s for Auditionees
What is GLOW Lyric Theatre?
GLOW is a 501c3 professional lyric theatre that produces opera, operetta and musical theatre. Glow seeks to produce nationally recognized work that is socially relevant and that serves as a unique example of utilizing theatre for social change. We will be rehearsing and performing at Greenville’s Fine Arts Center. The 2017 Summer Festival Season marks GLOW’s 7th season, and includes Hair, The Crucible (the opera) and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers.
I notice that GLOW is doing Hair, The Crucible and The Gondoliers. Do I have to be in all three shows?
It depends. We are a repertory company, and endeavor to use actors in at least two productions whenever possible. You may have a major role in one show, a secondary in another, and ensemble in another. Every contract will lay out roles and ensemble duties specifically.
Will Hair require nudity?
Yes, but it will not be gratuitous.
How are you rehearsing three shows at once?
Each day will be divided into three, three-hours calls (9am-9pm daily) in order to accommodate rehearsals for all shows. All roles and ensemble in Hair will rehearse evenings and weekends. Principals in The Gondoliers and The Crucible will have steady daytime as well as evening rehearsals. Chorus for The Gondoliers and The Crucible will mostly rehearse evenings and weekends. Because of the short rehearsal period, we ask all of our performers to be memorized by the very first rehearsal.
When are the dates of engagement?
Rehearsals for Hair begin June 8th, while rehearsals for Crucible and The Gondoliers begin June 14th. The last performance of the season is July 30th.
I am from out of town, will GLOW house me?
GLOW will only provide housing for artists who live out of town. Even for principal artists, having your own housing in Greenville is helpful (and please note on your audition sheet).
If cast, how will I be compensated?
GLOW pays singers/actors on a tiered contract basis. Principal and comprimario artists receive weekly pay. GAAP artists receive weekly stipend. Ensemble/Chorus and some small speaking roles are stipend or volunteer.
What is the GLOW Apprentice Artist Program?
GLOW will select four pre-professional classical (opera) singers as Apprentice Artists for the summer. Apprentice Artists will receive coachings, master classes in acting and movement, as well as be assigned small roles and covers for main stage performances. Apprentice artists will be in their final years of an undergraduate, graduate degree program in vocal performance, or will be early career opera singers.
When will I hear if I’m cast after I have had a callback?
If you have been cast you will be notified no later than April 15th. If you do not hear by April 15th you have not been cast for this season. However, we do keep materials on file as GLOW frequently has “off season” concerts and events for which we will hire performers. No calls or emails please!