The Department of Music at Southeast is proud to announce open auditions for principal roles and chorus members for The Bat’s Revenge (Die Fledermaus) by Johann Strauss, featuring a new translation and adaptation by Josh Shaw, Artistic Director of Pacific Opera Project. Auditions are open to community members and Southeast students.

The Bat’s Revenge is set in early 1930s Hollywood where film producer Freddie Falcone creates an elaborate revenge prank against his best friend, actor and director Gabe Valentine. Falcone secretly invites friends and socialites to a lavish masquerade party held at the mansion of Prince Orlofsky, a Russian diplomat dabbling in the film industry. On the guest list are Gabe’s wife, Rosie Lynne, Rosie’s personal assistant, Adele, who is trying to make it big on the silver screen, Police Chief Frank who wants to rub elbows with Hollywood’s finest, and a delightful assortment of Hollywood partiers.

The cast features many leading and supporting parts for men and women as well as a large and boisterous chorus of partygoers for the masquerade.


Auditions will be held August 23 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (singing only). Callbacks will be August 25 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (cold reading and movement). Both will be held at the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Interested persons should prepare one song, aria, or golden age musical theatre piece (English preferred but any language is acceptable) and bring one copy of the music for the accompanist, which is provided.


Rehearsals will occur on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the Fall semester between 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Chorus members, when needed, will normally not be called until 4 p.m. or later.
Performances will be January 20 and 22, 2023 in the beautiful Bedell Performance Hall with orchestra and supertitles. A presentation for area schools will be Thursday morning January 19.

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