Lyric Theatre to host summer, fall show auditions


OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA – Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is hosting auditions from Feb. 28 through March 6 to cast roles for its 2011 summer and fall shows including, Oliver!, Hairspray, Ragtime, A Chorus Line, Altar Boyz and A Christmas Carol.  Auditions will take place at the Lyric Production Center, 1801 NW 16 Street.

Auditions for all other actors, ages 18 and older, will be hosted March 2 through March 6 at the Lyric Production Center. The auditions are by appointment only.  Prepare 16 bars of your best musical theatre song and please bring a non-returnable headshot and resume. An accompanist will be provided for you.

Apprentice and Teen Chorus auditions (ages 14-18) at 4:30 p.m. Feb 28. Children’s auditions (ages 6-15) at 4:30 p.m. March 1. No appointment is necessary to audition for either age group. Please show up at 3:30pm at the Lyric Production Center to sign up for auditions.

Singer auditions will be hosted from:

  • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 2,
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 3,
  • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 4
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m March 5.

Appointment is necessary.

The open dance calls will be hosted at 7:30 p.m. March 3 and  2 p.m. March 5 Registration begins one hour prior to call time.

Final callbacks will be hosted as needed beginning at 10 a.m. March 6

For more information about audition requirements or to sign up for an audition time slot, call Matthew Sipress at 405-524-9310 or visit  the Lyric Theatre website.


Staying in the circus ring

Classes, maybe lunch, more classes, rehearsal, evening classes, practice, homework, maybe shower, sleep, repeat. Being a fine arts major at OCU can sometimes seem like a juggling act.

Fine arts majors offer tips and reminders to current and future students for how to survive the sometimes circus-like college lifestyle.

Fiona Laube, dance performance senior

1. You know your body better than anyone else. “Eat when the teachers say you can’t. When they say you can’t get a drink of water, get a drink of water anyway.”

Shayna Vercillo, acting senior

2. Go for it. “Be willing to audition and accept any opportunity to perform because each experience, whether good or bad, is going to make your education here the most successful it could possibly be.”

Brett Hellyer, music business freshman

3. Be prepared for surprises. “Don’t make yourself too busy. It’s really different than high school. You can never expect how much will be thrown at you.”

Alyssa Bennett, dance performance sophomore

4. Stay organized. “Keep up your planner and calendar. Write down everything. Check the call boards every day.”