Musical Theater Announces Talent Search For Actor, Dancers, Chorus Vocalists

Friends of the Opera of Michigan (FOTO)

Friends of the Opera of Michigan (FOTO) is searching for a male actor, male dancers, and male and female chorus vocalists, to audition for its 2012 production of “The Most Happy Fella”, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser.

Set in 1927 in California’s Napa Valley, the show tells the story of a middle-aged vintner, Tony, whose mail-order marriage proposal is accepted under the girl’s assumption that the photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband. She is hurt and humiliated when she learns the truth, but a loving understanding develops between them during Tony’s long convalescence.

The rehearsal schedule has not been determined as yet. Performance dates are Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 8:00pm. The Most Happy Fella takes place at the Michael A. Guido Theater, a professional regional theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, Michigan.

About Friends of the Opera of Michigan:

Founded in 1987, Friends Of The Opera of Michigan is a non-profit organization, 501(c) (3). Since its inception the organization has produced many operas and concerts of sacred music in several churches in the Detroit metro area. With the Verdi’s Requiem, in 2001, Friends of the Opera of Michigan inaugurated the grand opening of the new Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, Michigan.

Available Roles:

  • Joe: Young male, lyric baritone, supporting role.
  • Dancers: Male.
  • Chorus Vocalists: Male, Female (25-30 vocalists); must memorize their parts and perform some acting while singing.

NOTE: Age 18 years or older only please.


These are paid roles. For the role of Joe pay is TBD. Dancers will receive $300 each. Chorus Vocalists will be paid $1000 per whole group of 25-30 persons. The compensation total is given to the group director if the voices come from a choir.

How to Apply:

To reserve an audition appointment, please notify us at and contact Quinto Milito (Producer), by email at: