Auditions for SOUTH PACIFIC

February 2 - 2pm & February 3 - 1pm

SAN LUIS OBISPO AUDITION DATE: 2pm, Saturday - February 2, 2019 Location TBA In San Luis Obispo, CA

LOS ANGELES AUDITION DATE: 1pm, Sunday - February 3, 2019 Hollywood Lutheran Church 1733 N. New Hampshire Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

SOUTH PACIFIC By Rodgers and Hammerstein II Music by: Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Tales of the South Pacific” by James Michener

PRODUCTION DATES: April 25, 2019: Rehearsals begin in San Luis Obispo Saturday, May 11, 2019: Performance No. 1 at 2pm in San Luis Obispo Sunday, May 12, 2019: Performance No. 2 at 2pm in San Luis Obispo Saturday, May 18, 2019: Performance No. 3 at 7:30pm in the San Fernando Valley Sunday, May 19, 2019: Performance No. 4 at 3pm in the San Fernando Valley

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: To schedule an appointment, please email and write SOUTH PACIFIC AUDITIONS in the subject line. This is a co-production between Opera San Luis Obispo and Center Stage Opera, and will be treated like a touring production, with performances both in San Luis Obispo and in the San Fernando Valley. Auditions and role offers are ONLY for artists that are able to participate in the entire touring production.

SEEKING ALL ROLES AND UNDERSTUDIES, AND ENSEMBLE SINGERS AND DANCERS (see role breakdown below) AUDITION PREPARATION: Singing auditions will be scheduled by appointment, beginning at 2pm on February 2nd in San Luis Obispo, and 11am on February 3rd in Los Angeles. Dance auditions will take place the same day in each location. Information about dance auditions will be given via email when audition times are assigned. For LEAD ROLES, please prepare the song listed in the Role Breakdown below. For all other roles and ensemble, please prepare a song by Rodgers and Hammerstein (or a song of similar style).

AUDITION PERSONNEL/STAFF: Dr. Brian Asher Alhadeff, OperaSLO Artistic Director and Conductor Dylan F. Thomas, CSO Co-Artistic Director and Stage Director Shira Renee Thomas, CSO Co-Artistic Director and Assistant Stage Director Drew Silvaggio, Choreographer Timothy Léon, Pianist Amanda Benjamin, Audition Coordinator

HOUSING INFORMATION: Housing in San Luis Obispo will be provided for all out of town artists for the entire rehearsal and performance period in SLO. Housing may be available for some artists in the Los Angeles area the week of May 13th through the final performance on May 19th.

ROLE BREAKDOWN LEADING ROLES - $1600 stipend offered

Nellie Forbush – please prepare “A Wonderful Guy” for the audition
Emile De Becque – please prepare “Some Enchanted Evening” for the audition
Lt. Joseph Cable – “Younger Than Springtime” for the auditions
Bloody Mary – please prepare “Bali Ha’i” for the audition

SUPPORTING ROLES - $1200 stipend offered

Seabee Luther Billis
Captain Brackett
Commander William Harbison

FEATURED ENSEMBLE - $700 stipend offered

Bloody Mary’s Assistant
Lt. Genevieve Marshall
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey
Marine Corporal Hamilton Steeves, Hassinger, and Johnson
Yeoman Herbert Quale


Liat - $300 stipend offered
Ngana (female child) – no pay – please prepare any song to demonstrate your vocal abilities
Jerome (male child) – no pay – please prepare any song to demonstrate your vocal abilities

ADDITIONAL ENSEMBLE Male and Female dancers/singers - $700 stipend offered

About Opera San Luis Obispo: Opera San Luis Obispo is a Grand Opera producing company. Please visit our website at We encourage you to visit YouTube and search “OperaSLO” in order to become acquainted with our recent past productions for a more comprehensive view of our production style, scope, and overall exciting company. Performances take place at Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo, a new and beautiful European design, 1200-seat horseshoe style opera house. This production of South Pacific represents a “Grand” style rare performance opportunity featuring full sets, costumes, ballet, chorus, and accompanied by the full Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra. All OperaSLO productions are publicized and covered extensively by radio, television, post mailers, and online media. During production, there will be opportunity for outreach performances throughout the county (some with extra pay opportunities). All productions are professionally photographed and shared at no charge with production participants. For more information about OperaSLO, please visit

About Center Stage Opera: CSO is currently in its 13th season as the San Fernando Valley’s professional opera company. Among its many performance and outreach activities, CSO produces fully staged operas and musicals, in addition to numerous concerts and outreach events, including the popular “Best of Broadway” concert series, and various “Opera in the Park” concerts, featuring music of many genres including jazz, rock and roll, musical theater, and of course, opera. CSO maintains a strong commitment to community service and outreach, offering numerous programs for seniors, students, and other under-served communities, and regularly performs for organizations such as The American Cancer Society, The Boys and Girls Club, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as countless homeless shelters, hospitals, and other populations in need. Artists who have performed with Center Stage Opera have appeared all over the world with the highest-level performing organizations, including The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass, Komische Oper Berlin, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and many others. For more information about Center Stage Opera, please visit