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Posted: Sunday, July 9, 2017 12:03 AM


Thompson Street Opera Company is seeking a Stage Manager for its fall production of Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris, a new opera by Eric Lindsay.

Show description:

As Chris prepares to attend Comic Con with his best friends, he desperately searches in the pages of his favorite superhero comic for some guidance in his floundering life. His quarter-life crisis comes to a head at the Con, where he is confronted by both his own self-doubt, and by another attendee. Will Chris get his life together? Will Cosmic Ray, his fictional idol, succeed in saving the earth? And if he does, will he save Chris in the process?

This contemporary coming-of-age story features catchy, rock-inflected music, moments of both hilarity and heartbreak, and characters that all of us can recognize in our own lives.

Show details:

Rehearsals begin August 6th, and will be primarily evenings and weekends
Tech begins Sunday, August 27th and performances run for two weekends, September 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10. Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm, Sunday shows 3:30pm
Performances at the Mason Theatre at the Preston Bradley Center
Runtime of show approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, and will include one intermission
Cast of 17, small instrumental ensemble (6-9 players)

Required Qualifications:

prior stage management experience
high level of organization and reliability
experience with opera or musical theatre; ability to read music
collaborative spirit and willingness to jump in where needed

Recommended Qualifications:

prior stage management experience with a show of similar size
access to a vehicle
familiarity with the Mason Theatre a bonus
We welcome and encourage applications from all regardless of age, disability, gender or sexual identity, race, religion, and ethnicity. Thompson Street Opera Company is a welcoming, friendly atmosphere where all artists and staff are treated as family. Pay is honoraria/stipend. Dinner provided during tech week. Contact the company for details at

To Apply:

Email Executive & Artistic Director Claire DiVizio with the subject line "Stage Management Application". Please include:

cover letter
resume highlighting relevant experience, including any experience you have as a performer of theatre or music
two references of directors or producers with whom you have worked recently

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