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Dayton Opera Announces Child Auditions for November’s Madame Butterfly



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x 1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org


What:
Auditions for the nonsinging role of Sorrow, Butterfly’s son, for Dayton Opera’s November production

Who:
Boys and girls, ages 3 to 6 years old and weighing no more than 30 pounds and measuring no taller than 40 inches

When:
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.

Where:
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 5520 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH

How:
Open audition—no reservation is needed.  For further information, please call Pam Eyink at (937) 224-3521 x1091.


DAYTON, OH (September 9, 2015)Dayton Opera invites children to audition for a nonsinging role in its 2015-2016 production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.  Madame Butterfly will be performed Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.  Both performances will be held in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.

Auditions are open to boys and girls, three to six years of age, weighing no more than 30 pounds and measuring no taller than 40 inches.  The role being cast is that of Sorrow, the child of Butterfly.  Sorrow appears in Acts Two and Three of the production.

Children must be available for rehearsals between November 2 and November 19 and must be present for both performance dates. 

Tickets for Madame Butterfly range from $38 to $94 and are available at www.daytonperformingarts.org or by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630. Senior, student, and military discounts are available.

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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