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!

Help FLOC support the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office!

FLSheriffFacebook-adOC will be providing the entertainment at this year’s Hancock County Sheriff’s Association Alumni Academy “Who Dunnit” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater!

We hope you’ll join us for a delicious dinner and an interactive evening of interrogations, testimonies, searches and MURDER!

The dinner theater is being held April 10th at 6:30 PM at the Findlay Elks Lodge (former Northridge Club). A cash bar is available.

Tickets are $35.00 each and $50.00 for couples. All proceeds go to fund needed purchases by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Tickets are available through April 6th at the Sheriff’s Office – 200 W. Crawford St.

2015 Scholarship Applications are due TODAY!

2015 scholarship recital invite flyer legal.aiThe deadline for 2015 Scholarship Applications is tonight at midnight!  If you’re interested in applying for this $1,000 scholarship all the info you need, plus links to submit your application online, are available here!

The Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship is open to Hancock County High School Senior planning to advance their study of a performing art (dance, vocal or instrumental music) at an accredited college or university.  It is NOT limited to those who plan to major in a performing art.The competition is open to students who will be participating in a performing art in some capacity, such as a member of a vocal ensemble, concert band, dance studio, or taking private lessons in their chosen performing art. Criteria for selection include consideration of performing art accomplishments and ability, future promise, a desire to pursue their performing art at the collegiate level, as well as consideration of a recommendation by a teacher, tutor or director.

Competing students must perform two short selections (selections to be a combined length of 5-10 minutes) of contrasting styles and provide their own accompaniment if necessary. Performers will be randomly placed on a performance list and will perform their selections in a recital setting to be held on April 12, 2015, with a public audience and adjudication panel. The winner of the scholarship will be presented with their award at the conclusion of the recital.

If you’d like to compete for this award be sure to apply by midnight tonight!