Auditions for Immersive Staging of 'Cox & Box'

Announcing Auditions for an immersive operetta experience produced by Fourth Wall MSP and Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company!

We are casting six singers/ performers for this project. We encourage two contrasting 32-bar song cuts, all ages, abilities and voice types welcome. Accompanist provided.

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We are casting six performers for the comedic operetta, Cox & Box, which will be performed at a local Airbnb House in Northeast Minneapolis! Our unique production will also feature Stage Direction by Amanda Weis and Music Direction by Jean Van Heel.

Audition Location: 

  • Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowden Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

What to Prepare: 

  • One 32 bar/reasonable cut of a comedic english aria/art song/classical musical theatre selection 

  • One 32 bar/reasonable cut of a dramatic english aria/art song/classical musical theatre selection

  • Note: Please start with your comedic selection. The director may ask for the second selection. 

Casting: 

  • Performers of all races, genders, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. 

  • Six performers of any age will be cast to create unique experiences for the performers and audience. 

Compensation: 

  • All performers will receive a $150 stipend at close of show

Schedule: 

  • Rehearsals:

    • April 27th - May 7th - Timing TBD

  • Performances: 

    • May 8th - 7PM

    • May 9th - 4PM and 7PM

    • May 10th - 4PM and 7PM

    • May 14th - 7PM

    • May 15th - 7PM

    • May 16th - 4PM and 7PM

    • May 17th - 4PM and 7PM

About the Show and Concept: 

  • We will be performing Cox & Box at a local Airbnb house in Northeast Minneapolis. 

  • Each performance will be attended by 20 - 25 people. 

  • This will be an immersive/setting specific staging of this short operetta. 

  • Attendees will be able to BYOB and participate in conversation in the house and out on the patio surrounding the event. 

  • We will be casting 6 individuals to rotate in and out of performancers as the 3 characters, so that no two shows are alike. 

  • This show is co-produced by the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company (www.gsvloc.org).

Characters: 

  • Box: A printer by profession, who works at night, and thus sleeps during the day. Can be quite irascible, especially early in the piece, on returning tired from work. In some ways a lyrical character, but with a tour de force, denouement number towards the end.

  • Cox: A hatter by profession, dapper, well dressed. Fond of their appearance. Their first song is patter and every word must count. 

  • Bouncer: Ex-military who is never tiring of telling tales of former glories, the tales becoming somewhat embellished by the passing of the years. An opportunist, letting one room to both Cox and Box, and getting double rent in the process.

Note: If all audition slots are full - or if you cannot make auditions on February 22nd, please email [email protected]

Contact information

Fourth Wall MSP
Cassie Utt
Email/contact
Web site

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Saturday, February 22
Posted January 29