Forever Plaid Cast!

forever plaid fb event bannerFolks, here are your Plaids!  Turns out the blazers fit them perfectly!

Jinx – Seth Carey
Francis – David Marquart
Sparky – Tyler Badertscher
Smudge – Matt Croy

Mark February 27 – March 1 on your calendars – you won’t want to miss these four on stage!

Forever Plaid Audition Clarification

forever plaid fb event bannerSeveral of you have contacted us for clarifications on our upcoming auditions.  You do not need to stay for the entirety of the scheduled audition period.

You may leave the auditions after the movement portion – you will sing first, and then we will run groups of 4 through the movement audition.  After your movement group is completed you’ll be free to go.

If you have any other questions, please let us know at findlayopera@gmail.com!

Forever Plaid Auditions Announced!

forever plaid fb event bannerThe Findlay Light Opera Company will be holding open auditions for their 2015 season opening production of Forever Plaid, directed by Harry Stockton.

When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950′s nostalgia trip.   Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!

Auditions for Forever Plaid will be held on Friday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and on Saturday, December 13th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Both dates will be held at the St. Andrew’s Annex, 214 W. Sandusky Street, Findlay, Ohio. You may audition at either date, but the director may ask you to stay or come back on Saturday to sing in a group.

Each performer is asked to prepare a 2 selections: one up-tempo number and one ballad which showcase their range and characterization. An accompanist will be provided. Performers should also be prepared to sing in a group from music provided at the audition. Finally performers should be dressed for a simple movement exercise.

Forever Plaid performances will be held on February 27th, 28th and March 1st, 2015. Detailed information on roles in the production, as well as a rehearsal schedule are available here!

FLOC receives Community Arts Awareness Award

IMG_0787Yesterday evening The Arts Partnership of Findlay, Ohio held their Annual Meeting at the Hancock Historical Society and handed out a number of awards recognizing members of the Findlay arts community.

The Findlay Light Opera Company is extremely honored to be the 2013-2014 recipient of the Community Arts Awareness Award, recognizing FLOC’s efforts to increase an awareness of the arts throughout Findlay and Hancock County over the last few years and, in particularly, for FLOC’s efforts to expand educational outreach.

In November of 2013 FLOC took an excerpt of our re-imagined version of H.M.S. Pinafore to The Arts Partnership’s School Day Performance program.  This show, entitled The Lass Who Loved a Redshirt: U.S.S. Pinafore, combined the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpiece with the cult-classic Star Trek.  In addition to thoroughly enjoying the performance, the students in the audience were both shocked and encouraged to discover that the performers were from Hancock County and that some of them had even attended the same School Day Performances they were currently attending!

On hand to accept the award were FLOC Trustees Matt Croy, Zach Thomas, W. Jean Daniel and Sandra Krueger

On hand to accept the award were FLOC Trustees Matt Croy, Zach Thomas, W. Jean Daniel and Sandra Krueger

In April of 2014 FLOC transformed their traditional vocal music scholarship into the Eleanor S. Michell Performing Arts Scholarship.  This $1,000 scholarship was awarded at a juried recital which featured 8 Hancock County High School Seniors planning to continue their studies in dance, vocal or instrumental performance at the collegiate level.  The first recipient of the updated scholarship was violinist Joshua Orr, from Findlay High School.

The Findlay Light Opera Company is extremely proud to have been recognized by our friends at The Arts Partnership for our efforts to increase awareness of the Arts in Hancock County!

Patience Photos

This past weekend we were lucky enough to have the very talented Kasey Samuel Adams in the audience.  He took many photos during Patience, and has been kind enough to allow us to link to them.  Please check them out!