Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold dance auditions for Fiddler on the Roof

The deadline to register is Monday, April 11, 2022

CHICAGO (3/21/2022)—Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for solo dancers with significant stage experience for its upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof, with music by Jerry Brock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The production was originally staged by critically acclaimed director Barrie Kosky. Otto Pichler is the choreographer, Silvano Marraffa the Revival Choreographer and August Tye is the ballet mistress.

Fiddler on the Roof is casting 12 male performers and 1 male cover. The revival choreographer, Silvano Marraffa is seeking male dancers with exceptional abilities in ballet, contemporary, and modern technique. Applicants must also be strong actors. Dancers of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 15, with eleven performances running from Saturday, September 17 through Friday, October 7, 2022.

The deadline to register for this audition is Monday, April 11, 2022, at 5:00pm CT

The schedule for Monday, April 18 is as follows:

  • 9:00am Check-in: must arrive by 9:30am
  • 10:00am Warm-up class
  • 11:00am Audition begins: should conclude no later than 5:00pm, likely earlier

Due to COVID-19, Lyric currently implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants must show proof of vaccination, including a booster shot if eligible, in order to audition. We will keep applicants/hires updated if the policy changes.

For further information on audition requirements and registration, please email your résumé and headshot via attachment to Auditions will be by invitation only.

Please be prepared to show a government-issued photo identification card to gain access to the audition. All applicants must have valid eligibility to work in the United States. Lyric Opera will not apply for working permits for dancers.

Artists at Lyric Opera of Chicago are represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists. Should you be hired for Fiddler on the Roof you will be required to join this union, if you are not already a member.

Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Lyric Opera of Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.