Patience Cast Announcement

PrintThe Findlay Light Opera Company is proud to announce the talented cast for our upcoming production of Patience! We’re thrilled to welcome some exceptional first time FLOC performers alongside some of the familiar faces you all know and love.

Patience: Esther Darmahkasih
Lady Jane: Deb Shaffer
Lady Angela: Tina Kelly
Lady Saphir: Maggie Hardesty
Lady Ella: Sheryl Schirmer
Bunthorne: Eric Hertenstein
Grosvenor: James Rice
Captain: Jason Ferratus
Major: George Rustemeyer
Duke: Talyn Foust
Coach: Bob Schirmer
Chorus of Rapturous Maidens: Alicia Creger, Tammy Stevenson, Megan Meyer
Dragoon Players: Joshua Rich, m. James Foust

There are a few individuals who will be auditioning later this week due to scheduling conflicts – because of this fact we’d be very happy to extend one final offer to join the Rapturous Maidens or the Dragoon Football Team. If you’re interested, please let us know at findlayopera@gmail.com.

Patience Auditions Tonight!

PrintJust a reminder for all you folks out there – we’re holding auditions for our production of Patience TONIGHT! We’d love to have you (or maybe someone you know) be a part of this upcoming show!

A few of you have contact us about the ages of our characters – our local university is more than happy to be cast full of non-traditional students – we’d love to have you no matter what your age!

If you haven’t been in a show for a while, this one is a great opportunity in terms of time commitment – chorus rehearsals will be limited to 2 nights per week (for a total of 20 rehearsals). We hope to see you there!

All the info you might need (and maybe a little more) is available at http://findlayopera.org/cast-info/

Patience Audition Information!

PrintThe Findlay Light Opera Company will be holding open auditions for their season ending production of Patience, upcycled and directed by Sandra Krueger.

FLOC is putting a fresh twist on this Gilbert and Sullivan classic! When hipster culture invades a traditional college campus, everything is turned upside down.  The fickle coeds are awash with unrequited love for their latest obsession: Bunthorne, a melodramatic poet whose work has the entire campus abuzz.  (Almost.)  Bunthorne in turn is fascinated by the work of Patience, a virtuous latte artist, who couldn’t care less about poetry in general and Bunthorne in particular. Mix in another poet who thinks he’s God’s gift, an entire football team of bewildered athletes who don’t know where their girlfriends are, an introverted mascot, and an epic poetry slam, and you’ve got a rollicking evening of great music ahead!

Auditions for Patience will be held on August 25th and 26th at the University of Findlay Choir Room in the Egner Building from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Each performer will audition privately, and is asked to prepare a 1 to 2 minute selection that showcases their range and characterization. Additionally, each auditioner will be asked to vocalize in their audition to determine range. A large range of roles are available, including 5 featured roles for men and another 5 featured roles for women, as well as a chorus of rapturous maidens and the football team. Chorus rehearsals will be limited to 2 nights per week (for a total of 20 rehearsals).

Patience performances will be held on October 24, 25 and 26th. Detailed information on roles in the production, both on and off stage, as well as a rehearsal schedule are available here.

A more detailed synopsis is available on the Now Playing page.

FLOC Scholarship Featured in Run Life Magazine

The fine folks at Run Life Magazine, a monthly publication for the Fox and Pheasant Run, were kind enough to feature the 2014 Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship competition, and its winner, Joshua Orr, in their June edition.  The article is posted below.

Mitchell Scholarship featured in June edition of Run Life Magazine

Mitchell Scholarship featured in June edition of Run Life Magazine

2014 Scholarship Awarded to Joshua Orr!

From left to right: Heidi Croy, Kimberly Bright, Zach Thomas, Joshua Orr, Sandra Krueger, W. Jean Daniel, Matt Croy

From left to right: Heidi Croy, Kimberly Bright, Zach Thomas, Joshua Orr, Sandra Krueger, W. Jean Daniel, Matt Croy

The Findlay Light Opera Company awarded the first annual Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship at a juried Scholarship Recital held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the Ritz Auditorium on the University of Findlay Campus.

Eight High School Seniors competed for the scholarship, five from Findlay High School and three from McComb High School. Findlay High School was represented by Sybil Anast, Victoria Fisher, Joshua Orr, Zara Wilson and Mara Wallace.   Kendra Anderson, Josh Garrard, and Freddi Routson represented McComb High School. The Findlay Light Opera Company would like to thank all of the applicants for their hard work and excellent performances.

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, violin, string bass, and bassoon. Each performance was adjudicated by Todd Daquinofrom Kenton City Schools, Chas Myers retired from Kalida High School, and Christy Taylor from St. Mary’s City Schools.

The Findlay Light Opera Company is very proud to award the 2014 Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship to Joshua Orr from Findlay High School. Mr. Orr performed Méditation by Massenet, and Sonata No. 1 in G Minor by Bach. He was accompanied by Anita Schaible. This fall Mr. Orr plans to major in International Studies and minor in Arabic and Music Performance at the collegiate level.

Scholarship Recital Sunday!

PrintJoin us this upcoming Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM for the first annual Eleanor S. Mitchell Scholarship Recital!  The recital will feature eight Hancock County Seniors who plan to continue their performance studies at the collegiate level next fall competing for a $1,000 Scholarship from the Findlay Light Opera Company.

This year’s contestants include students who will perform vocally, on the piano, violin, flute, string bass, and even the bassoon.  The winner will be chosen by a panel of 3 judges, and will receive their award at the conclusion of the recital.  We invite you to this sneak peek of Findlay‘s next generation of stars as they showcase their passion and perfect their craft.

Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship Recital will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Ritz Auditorium on the University of Findlay Campus. Doors will open at 2:30 PM, and admission to this event is free of charge.