It's a Grand Night for Singing! 2021 Auditions

It's A Grand Night for Singing! 2021 Auditions - digital submissions

(Audition form and materials must be received by Sunday, May 2nd at 11:59 PM EST)

We are thrilled to be announcing that UK Opera Theatre’s 29th annual production of It’s a Grand Night for Singing! will be going forward on stage and with a live audience this June! Furthermore, we are excited to be presenting this year’s performance at the Opera House in downtown Lexington.

This year’s production will be smaller in cast (under 25) and shorter in performance length (80-90 minutes with no intermission) as we work to find our way back to live performances with an audience. This year’s show will be restricted to those 18 years of age (by May 17th, 2021) and older.

The performance will feature a few group numbers, but mainly smaller ensembles, solos, duets, etc. We will be asking cast members to wear their own tuxedos or evening gowns and to provide basic foundational attire (black pants, black shirt, etc.) for performance numbers with movement. If you do not have an evening gown or tux, we still want you to audition! A limited collection of evening gowns and tuxedos are available to borrow for the performances.

Executive Producer: Everett McCorvey
Stage Director: Peggy Stamps
Guest Choreographer: Patrick Garr

All current UK COVID-19 mitigation policies will apply throughout the rehearsal process (social distancing, masks, sanitizing). Mask use in performance will be determined by the Opera House management based on local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations.

Thursday, June 17 (evening performance)
Friday, June 18 (evening performance)
Saturday, June 19 (matinee and evening performance)
Sunday, June 20 (matinee and evening performance)

Lexington Opera House
401 W Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507

May 17th - June 12th - University of Kentucky Campus
June 14th - June 17th - Lexington Opera House

Absences: Because of the small cast size, we can only permit TWO EXCUSED ABSENCES per person. Except for emergencies, we will not permit absences after Sunday, June 6th, 2021.

VOCAL AUDITIONS are required from anyone having never participated in the GN adult corp (past participants are welcome to submit tapes, but not required).

Vocal Audition Guidelines:

  1. Selection must be 90 secs or less
  2. Performance must include accompaniment (recorded accompaniment is okay, no background vocals and no orchestral tracks)

MOVEMENT AUDITIONS will be REQUIRED by all auditionees this year.

Movement Audition Guidelines:

In the audition form, you will see links to 2 different movement combinations. YOU ONLY NEED TO PICK ONE TO LEARN AND SUBMIT!

Note: We understand space is limited for recording. Do your best. You can record outside in your backyard, in your living room, at a park, etc.

If you have any questions about auditions or issues with submitting the form, please contact Kelsey Loeslie.

Click here to audition.

Audition form and materials must be received by Sunday, May 2nd at 11:59 PM EST  (applies to Former and New Grand Night auditionees)