Casting Call! Is Your Dog Dreamy Enough for the BSO?

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is looking for a “dreamy dog” to perform in its upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A ConcertThe “dreamiest dog” will be a major player and comedic highlight in this imaginative reinterpretation of this classic Shakespearean comedy.  The dog will be the pal of one of the main clowns and appear as the best friend of the mythical Man in the Moon!  

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please submit a picture or video, along with a 100 word bio describing your furry friend to [email protected] by Monday, May 12. Five  finalists will be announced on Monday, May 19 and will be asked to return for a final round of auditions on Friday, May 23 at 6pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

1.          Must look “a little sleepy.”

2.          Tail wagging a plus!

3.          Must like actors and conductors and directors!

4.          Medium or large in size.

5.          Hair length and color not an issue.

6.          Must be able to ignore loud music and be around a lot of people (could be deaf too!)

7.          Must be potty trained.

8.          Must be okay with being on a leash.

9.          TRICKS welcome!  Rolls over on command. “Plays dead” on command.  Stays.  Sits.

 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES

The “dreamiest dog” will be required to attend the following rehearsals and performances.

Sunday, May 25 (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)

Tuesday, May 27 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) – JMSH

Wednesday, May 28 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) – JMSH

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. – The Music Center at Strathmore (No. Bethesda, Md.)

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. – JMSH

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. – JMSH

The winning dog’s proud parent(s) will get four complimentary tickets to the performance of his/her/their choice. The BSO will also proudly display the bio in its lobby on the nights of the performances.  The dreamiest dog will also get lots of belly scratches and adoration!

ABOUT MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

In a new collaboration with Washington, D.C.’s Folger Theatre, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop bring together an all-star cast of stage, film and television stars for Director Edward Berkeley’s adaptation of the William Shakespeare comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Featuring John Bolger of “General Hospital” and Linda Powell of “Chicago Fire,” Midsummer will premiere with the BSO on May 29 through June 1, 2014.

COMPLETE CONCERT DETAILS

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: In Concert

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. – The Music Center at Strathmore

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. – JMSH

Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. – JMSH

Marin Alsop, conductor

Edward Berkeley, stage director

Baltimore Choral Arts Society, women’s chorus

Tom Hall, music director

 

Ying Fang, Soprano (Fairy)

Julie Boulianne, Mezzo-soprano (Fairy)

 

Spencer Aste as Egeus, Philostrate, Puck, Starveling (Moonshine), Mustardseed
John Bolger as Theseus, Oberon, Snug (Lion)
Katie deBuys as Hermia, Peter Quince (Prologue), Cobweb
Marcus Kyd as Lysander, Flute (Thisby), Peaseblossom

Cody Nickell as Demetrius, Bottom (Pyramus)
Kate Eastwood Norris as Helena, Snout (Wall), Moth

Linda Powell as Titania, Hyppolyta

 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tickets range from $29 to $94 and are available at the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.

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