Opera-Lytes is thrilled to announce that we have received a 2020 NYSCA DEC Grant of $5,000 to support our June 2020 production of Man with a Load of Mischief!
This delightful chamber operetta has not been produced in Western New York (as far as we know) since its 1966 premiere. Mischief takes place in the early 19th century,
when a carriage accident brings six people together at an English country inn called "Man with a Load of Mischief." The setting seems designed to spark a whirlwind
romance for a lord and a lady, a maid and a manservant... but life and love are never that simple!
By turns wistful and sardonic, playful and passionate, Man with a Load of Mischief is a rare gem of lyric theater that also seriously engages with issues of social justice and personal integrity.
Opera-Lytes will present the show at Alleyway Theatre, June 4-7, 2020. The production team for the show includes David Magowan (music director), Lisa Berglund (stage director), and Wesley Krantz (set design).
Auditions for Man with a Load of Mischief will be held on Sunday, January 12, 3-5 pm, and Tuesday, January 20, 7-9 pm at Amherst Community Church (77 Washington Hwy).
Rehearsals will begin in March 2020.
Please bring two contrasting songs, either operetta or lyric Broadway. An accompanist will be provided. You also will be asked to read one or two portions of dialog.
Auditions will be scheduled in groups at 20-minute intervals (i.e., 3:00, 3:20, 3:40, etc). Please email [email protected] to schedule an audition; you will be scheduled in the earliest available time slot on your preferred day, unless you specify a time.
The characters in Mischief are as follows: