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Schenectady Light Opera Company
Announces Auditions for our Youth Production
West Side Story


Show Dates: November 10,11,12 and 16,17,18,19, 2017

All performances will be at the Schenectady Light Opera Stage

427 Franklin Street, Schenectady


Directed by: Suzanne Rayome

Musical Director: Michael Lotano

Producers: Amy Clark & Michael Camelo

Choreographer: Trish Scott-Dembling


Audition Dates:

Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00am - 12 noon

Call Backs will be Saturday, June 17, 2017 starting at 2pm

For Friday, sign in will be at 6:00pm; Auditions begin at 6:30pm

For Saturday, sign in will be at 8:30am; Auditions begin at 9:00am

Audition Location: SLOC’s Education Building

427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

Casting is open to any 9th-12th grader for the 2017-2018 school year (current 8th-11th graders)


Please prepare 16-32 bars of a classic broadway show tune for your audition. No accapella singing!

An accompanist will be provided but you must provide your own sheet music in the appropriate key and the music must be clearly marked.

You MUST bring a calendar with ALL CONFLICTS.

Attendance is mandatory for all of Tech Week and all performances.  

Bring dance shoes, a resume with headshot (requested, not required)

Singing auditions will be first, followed by readings from the script.

A dance combination will also be taught by our choreographer Trish, to all auditioners.


Rehearsals will begin on September 6, 2017 and will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm and Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. Other dates may be considered based on conflicts.  


If you have any additional questions, please email either

Suzanne Rayome (Director) at guyanddoll@hotmail.com ,

Amy Clark (co-Producer) at amyclark86@gmail.com

Michael Camelo (co-Producer)at m.camelo@aol.com  

Michael Lotano (Musical Director) at mlotano@yahoo.com

Trish Scott-Dembling (choreographer) at scottt190@strose.edu