2015 Community Audition Workshop

FLOC was very pleased to team up with the St. Michael’s Pee-Wee Players for our first ever Community Audition Workshop, held on September 19th.  This event was presented free to the public, and open to kids and adults of all ages that wanted to learn how to make the most of their upcoming auditions.

Julie Lane, Lindsay Talyor, and Harry & Celia Stockton used their experience gained through years of directing shows to instruct the participants in the best way to present their talents during auditions, to give them the best chance to land their dream role on stage.

FLOC would like to thank St. Michael’s School, St. Michael’s Parish, Julie Lane, Lindsay Taylor and Harry & Celia Stockton, and the FLOC members that helped make the workshop such a great success!  We had a great time putting it together, and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and picked up a few pointers along the way!

Miracle on 34th Street Cancelled

It is with great regret to inform you that the production of Miracle on 34th Street has been cancelled. The production calls for a significant number of adult cast members and, unfortunately, we did not have enough adults audition for this production.

This decision was not taken lightly and it came after considerable deliberation. The production team discussed potential alternatives to utilize those who did audition. However, due to the time necessary to determine a viable alternative, and the current performance schedule, it was decided that this was also not a possibility.

We were thrilled by the number of youth that auditioned and are grateful for the adults who also took time out of their busy schedules to audition for this production.

The production team encourages everyone to continue to seek performing opportunities in our community. In particular, for the youth, Fort Findlay Playhouse will be producing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in December, along with a number of other productions in 2016 that involve both youth and adults. Similarly, The Arts Partnership Youtheatre will be producing Winnie the Pooh and Beauty and the Beast in 2016.

The members of the FLOC Board are grateful for your commitment to the arts and wish you well in your future endeavors.

Pre-Registration for FLOC’s Community Audition Workshop is now open!

FLOC & the St. Mike’s PeeWee Players is offering a free Community Audition Workshop on Saturday, September 19th, 2015, and you can register today!

Haven’t been in a show for a while, or ever?  Do you have a child that is dreaming of landing a leading role? Local directors Harry & Celia Stockton, Julie Lane, and Lindsay Taylor will use their extensive theater knowledge to help participants of all ages make the most of their auditions.

Everything you need to know about the workshop is available here – we hope you’ll join us!

Meet our newest Trustee!

image2The Findlay Light Opera Company is very pleased to present our newest Trustee, Erica Bickhart, who joined the Board earlier this summer.

If you’re interested in helping FLOC grow as a volunteer, cast member or Trustee please contact us at findlayopera@gmail.com.

FLOC welcomes 2 new Trustees!

Hertenstein_Eric_57_14image1The Findlay Light Opera Company is thrilled to announce that Eric Hertenstein and Casey Rebal have joined the FLOC Board as Trustees!  We’re very excited to have them on the team working to make FLOC the best it can be!

If you’re interested in helping FLOC grow as a volunteer, cast member or Trustee please contact us at findlayopera@gmail.com.

FLOC Awards 2015 Scholarship!

2015 Scholarship Applicants

2015 Scholarship Applicants

The Trustees of the Findlay Light Opera Company are proud to announce the winner of the 2015 Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship: local singer and Findlay High School Senior Jenna Burget.

Jenna Burgett, 2015 Scholarship Winner

Jenna Burgett, 2015 Scholarship Winner

Burget won the Scholarship at a juried Scholarship Recital held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Ritz Auditorium on the University of Findlay Campus, where she performed Sure on this Shining Night and Pie Jesu Requiem. She was accompanied by Sharon Vaas. This fall Jenna plans to major in Heath Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Science at the Ohio State University.

Seven High School Seniors competed for the scholarship, six from Findlay High School and one from Liberty-Benton High School. Findlay High School was represented by William Bivens, Jenna Burget, Bethany Giedeman, Mackenzie McMaster, Denise Mojica, and Shauna Nikles.   Molly Pickett represented Liberty-Benton High School. The Findlay Light Opera Company would like to thank all of the applicants for their hard work and excellent performances.

FLOC President Zach Thomas presenting Burgett with her award

FLOC President Zach Thomas presenting Burgett with her award

The recital featured two selections from each applicant in a wide variety of disciplines, which included vocal performances, as well as performances on the piano. Each performance was adjudicated by Todd Daquino from Kenton City Schools, Teresa Blowers from Ohio Northern University and Charles Myers retired from Kalida High School.

FLOC in the Weekend Edition!

2015 Scholarship ArticleI hope you caught us in the Weekend Edition of the Courier this past weekend! Our friends there were nice enough to feature this upcoming weekend’s Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship Recital.  We hope you’ll join us to see eight of Hancock County’s graduating Seniors compete for a $1,000 scholarship on Sunday, April 12 at 3:00 PM in the Ritz Auditorium on the U of F Campus.  Admission is free of charge!